My son is also named Bort

My son is also named Bort

The toy companies have got me almost figured out. They keep hitting me right in the nostalgia. Look at these new Simpsons toys. There’s a Homer in the line. And a Moe. But the others are Poochie and the theme park robots from Itchy and Scratchy land that run amok a la...

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Maybe one more edit

Maybe one more edit

I’m pretty much your standard grumpy old man when it comes to the changes Lucas made to Star Wars. Yay! Enhance Mos Eisley. Yay! The Millenium Falcon taking off. Why does Boba Fett sound different? That’s not the right song! I didn’t sign on for this! I can admit that...

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Project: Thunder Moose

Project: Thunder Moose

Canada had a missile program in the early 50’s. The name of that program was Project Velvet Glove. As an attempt at subterfuge, I get it. With a name like that, any foreign operator would naturally assume it was a secret program to develop new mitten technology. But,...

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Coffee for Writers

Coffee for Writers

Coffee for Writers As a service to my fellow authors, copywriters, bloggers, late night night novelists and blue-collar creatives, I have taken it upon myself to test many brands of coffee and report back to you my findings.  For this service, I ask nothing, but know...

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Tiny Texas Tradition

Tiny Texas Tradition

I’m not quite ready for a full-blown midlife crisis. But I am ready for a change. We’ll start small, with the things I carry around each day. CRKT Minimalist Bowie I picked this minimalist bowie up from CRKT because I thought would be good to have while paddling...

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My Favorite Coffee So Far

My Favorite Coffee So Far

I like coffee. I like brands. As coffee is the most commoditized product on the planet, the brand becomes everything. Lately, I discovered a ton of cool and quirky coffee brands out there. So many so that I’m almost convinced that a great coffee brand may not even...

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Fidgety Gadget Type Thing

Fidgety Gadget Type Thing

I’m not quite ready for a full-blown midlife crisis. But I am ready for a change. We’ll start small, with the things I carry around each day.   I didn’t set out to find a fidget toy. My goal is to fill a jewelry box with cool things my grandkids could find one...

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Silver Lining Sweepstakes

Silver Lining Sweepstakes

Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors is now a decade old. To celebrate this milestone, we're giving away a bunch of great stuff. We'll be...

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Old Friend. New Guts.

Old Friend. New Guts.

I’m not quite ready for a full-blown midlife crisis. But I am ready for a change. We’ll start small, with the things I carry around each day. Old Friend. New Guts. I think it’s a good idea to carry some means of starting a fire. What if there’s an emergency birthday...

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Duck & Cover Anniversary Covers

Duck & Cover Anniversary Covers

I first published Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors 10 years ago this month. To celebrate, we're giving the whole Duck & Cover series a new look. Check out the new covers!

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Coffee for Writers: Koffee Kult

Coffee for Writers: Koffee Kult

I like coffee. I like brands. As coffee is the most commoditized product on the planet, the brand becomes everything. Lately, I discovered a ton of cool and quirky coffee brands out there. So many so that I’m almost convinced that a great coffee brand may not even...

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Hemingway’s Boat’s Knife

Hemingway’s Boat’s Knife

I’m not quite ready for a full-blown midlife crisis. But I am ready for a change. We’ll start small, with the things I carry around each day. Damn, No Torpedoes If you want me to think twice about getting your weird-looking knife, naming it after Hemingway's boat...

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Pocket Change: Ghost Fighter

Pocket Change: Ghost Fighter

I’m not quite ready for a full-blown midlife crisis. But I am ready for a change. We’ll start small, with the things I carry around each day. A pocket knife is good if you have to fight off a ninja or repel a Soviet proxy army from Cuba. But they are straight up...

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Coffee for Writers: Café Grumpy

Coffee for Writers: Café Grumpy

I like coffee. I like brands. As coffee is the most commoditized product on the planet, the brand becomes everything. Lately, I discovered a ton of cool and quirky coffee brands out there. So many so that I’m almost convinced that a great coffee brand may not even...

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Pocket Change: Opinel No. 6

Pocket Change: Opinel No. 6

I’m not quite ready for a full-blown midlife crisis. But I am ready for a change. We’ll start small, with the things I carry around each day. Opinel No. 6 I like simple things that are made well. I’m not afraid of progress, but I don’t think that every new thing is...

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What I’m Reading: Moving Pictures

What I’m Reading: Moving Pictures

My journey through the Discworld series has brought me here to Moving Pictures. The tenth book in the publishing order and the twelfth I've read. Since I went back and started at the beginning I can say they just keep getting better and better and I'm already finding...

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Pocket Change: CRKT Piet and Kershaw Leek

Pocket Change: CRKT Piet and Kershaw Leek

Between our natural proclivity to routine and the frugality of trying to make it as a person who sells bear jokes for a living, I’ve fallen into some pretty stale habits and routines over the last ten years. True, much of it may be a matter of “if it ain’t broke” but...

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The Road to 5K Begins

The Road to 5K Begins

At the start of the year, I set two goals for myself. One was to write 5,000 words a day. The other was to walk 5 kilometers. I liked the symmetry. Here we are in February and I’m proud to say that I’ve been killing the walking goal. This surprises me as I hate...

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The Read-along Giveaway: Week 2

The Read-along Giveaway: Week 2

  The Benjamin Wallace Books Read-Along Giveaway This is the story of how you can win! We’ll be giving away 5 audiobook codes for a different book every Friday of February. This week, we're giving away 5 codes for Junkers. This is the tale of a blue-collar crew...

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