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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #63 (Guest Post).

I’ll say it again: I’m not hard-wired to be positive and inspiring for one hundred posts. But since surrender is not an option I’m going to continue to enlist my blogging allies in this “fight” to convince people that embracing … Continue reading

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Prelude To The Last Chapter.

What you’re about to read (hopefully all the way through) is an aborted first chapter for what was supposed to be my second book. As you’ve no doubt surmised by now (you clever devils) I’ve decided against going down that … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Michelle Ricci.

I’m a hack writer and always will be – but Murdoch Mysteries co-executive producer and super scribe, Michelle Ricci gives me hope with her positive energy, her writer’s journey and of course, her spectacular MM scripts. Once upon a long … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Simon McNabb

Writers are a cowardly and superstitious lot. Wait, that’s criminals… What are writers again? Besides perpetually broke? Now I remember. Writers are the special breed of dreamers who reach into the ether we mere mortals cannot access, and they pluck … Continue reading

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It Was Fun While It Lasted, But…

… we have to talk. And no, I’m not breaking up with you. Even if you do snore, make me feel inadequate when we watch Jeopardy! and never laugh at my nerdy jokes. The truth is, you’re adorable and I’m … Continue reading

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Praise is Cheap… But Priceless.

January 4, 2016: I’m writing these words to you fine people in the midst of what has been a hellish day, to say the least. The wife had a sleepless night for all the wrong reasons; a minor dental emergency … Continue reading

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And Now, A Few Words From Chelsea.

Sorry, all you two-legged readers of blogs, but The Hook has been pretty busy trying to convince hordes of travelers to give him coins/bills which he can exchange for life’s necessities. Like Milk Bones and high-end dog food that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Have I Learned Anything From NaBloPoMo?

This is how they got me: If 50,000 words seem like 49,000 too many or you’re more interested in blogging than writing a book, NaBloPoMo — National Blog Posting Month — might be your speed: a challenge to post once … Continue reading

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Irony is Fun – Especially When Mixed With Alcohol…

Define irony: A ridiculously-drunken bride, fresh out of the box (strictly metaphorically speaking, of course), falls and breaks her leg in the hotel… after tripping over a “Wet Floor” sign. No wonder I never need to come to work high. … Continue reading

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And The “Hits” Keep On Comin…

It is a freakishly-warm November day in Niagara Falls as I write this and yet, my mind is preoccupied with… doing nothing? Bear with me, friends. You see, once this warm spell passes – and it will – Old Man … Continue reading

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