Category Archives: Postaweek2012

An Elevator Ride With The Hook…

You never know what you’ll overhear… A prototypical middle-aged couple recently decided an elevator – filled with departing guests – was the perfect place to discuss their child’s artistic leanings: BEWILDERED DAD: I just don’t get it, (long sigh) what’s … Continue reading

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The Hook On… Hookers: Part Two!

In keeping with my ongoing examination of the ever-changing state of the hospitality industry, I’d like to take a look at those who, until now, have been nocturnal creatures, prowling hotel bars and hallways long after the sun has given … Continue reading

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The Hook Presents… The Bellman Chronicles!

Well, the road has been long and the process has confounded me time and again, but with more than a little support from friends (blogging and otherwise!), family and dozens of CreateSpace wizards, my mission is complete! I’ve distilled fifteen … Continue reading

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The Hook Faces An Old Enemy….

I’ll say it again: titles are hard. At any rate… I recently found myself surrounded by dozens of scantily-clad (very much so!) young ladies sporting wild hairstyles and wearing make-up reminiscent of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. A man my age … Continue reading

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The Hook Turns Fifty Shades of Red!

As a blogger/would-be bestselling author, I find myself paying close attention to the hottest titles burning up the literary charts these days. And of course, right now the hottest of the hot is the Fifty Shades of Grey series. Let’s … Continue reading

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The Hook Pulls A Fonzie…

THE TIME AND PLACE:  A typical Monday morning in the same old place, which ironically, manages to remain exciting and different every day!  THE SETTING:  A nondescript service elevator; run by a control panel with a bad attitude. Seriously, this … Continue reading

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The Hook Gets… Hooked!

Its funny how quickly our lives can change. Mine almost did… And not in a good way! Here’s the set-up… I’m standing at a hatchback as a nice, well-mannered older gentleman begins to root through the very large pile of … Continue reading

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Updates, Rugrats, and The Usual Fun – Hook Style!

Before we get to the latest in “hospitality happenings”, its time for an update or two people… THE HOOK HAS JOINED THE FOURTH ESTATE! The Hook’s latest plot to infiltrate the world’s consciousness has borne fruit; my first column for … Continue reading

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The Hook Has Sired A Champion!

To suggest I’ve been blessed in my life would be an understatement. Just look at how the All-Mighty Creator has shown his favor for The Hook… I’m white. Unfortunately in our world that means I’ve been spared millions of ugly … Continue reading

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Wizard World 2012 Cast A Spell On The Hook!

Yes, I know the title’s cheesy; just cut me some slack, I’m exhausted! My day began at 7 A.M., Saturday April 14 but truly  at 9:30 when I entered the convention hall for this year’s Wizard World and ended when … Continue reading

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