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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The Read-along Giveaway

The Read-along Giveaway

  I loved read-along records growing up. And I give them more credit for my literacy than I do Dick and Jane. Star Wars. Black Hole. Tron. Batman and the Justice League. I was thinking about these the other day and it inspired me. I had a lot of with the sweeps...

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The Shattered Alliance (and other space stuff) Giveaway

The Shattered Alliance (and other space stuff) Giveaway

Introducing the Shattered Alliance and Other Space Stuff Giveaway!   Each week we’ll be giving away some Shattered Alliance Hell Drivers stickers and an audiobook code good for a download at Audible. That’s right, you’ll be able to cover your Trapper Keeper with...

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Blowing up Boxing Day

I’m not going to belabor it, 2020 sucked. So, let’s end the year with a bang! I’m talking light the fuse, walk away and don’t even turn around when we blow it all the hell up kind of bang. Let’s make sure there’s nothing left of this miserable year. I’m not the only...

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Stick This

Stick This

We started a t-shirt and sticker company, my wife and me. There are some other things there as well, but if you asked me what Danger Bear Industries considers its specialty, I'd say t-shirts and stickers. And, me personally, I really like the stickers. Back somewhere...

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America’s Favorite Hobo’s Bridge

America’s Favorite Hobo’s Bridge

I took a wrong turn the other day and ended up on the Boxcar Willie Memorial Overpass. It wasn't a particularly fancy overpass, which I guess is fitting. And there wasn't much to see. Just cars passing under the overpass and a surprising lack of trains. And there...

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Harry In Your Pocket

Harry In Your Pocket

If you're persistent enough, you can find movies on Amazon Prime that are older than my kids. I've been plumbing the depths of Amazon Prime and stumbled into a genre I've never really watched, forgettable James Coburn movies (so most James Coburn movies). I recently...

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The Last Band of the Apocalypse’s Merch Table

The Last Band of the Apocalypse’s Merch Table

Caught between state fair gigs when the bombs went off, a struggling cover band soon found itself the last band in the world. With this dramatic shift in market forces, they decided to cast off their pre-end moniker and rebrand themselves as Harmeggedon, the most...

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Star Wars: The Hallway

This is brilliant. At some point there was a brainstorm at Hasbro where they determined that there couldn't possibly be a character, vehicle, setting or moment left from Star Wars that wasn't already a toy. Then someone, probably a smarmy young upstart trying to make...

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What I’m Reading: Make Room Make Room

What I’m Reading: Make Room Make Room

I love a good dystopian tale. I also love reading things in Charlton Heston's voice. So I am looking forward to finally reading the book that inspired Soylent Green. Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison. In 1798 Thomas Malthus published his Essay on the Principle...

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Danger Bear’s Time Machine: The Sticker

Danger Bear’s Time Machine: The Sticker

From the pages of Danger Bear's Time Machine comes the bear himself, steaming through time. In the coloring book our hero as he takes an adventure through H.G. Well's Time Machine and encounters the Morlocks, giant insects and future jerks. In this sticker, he's...

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The riddle of plastic is finally answered

The riddle of plastic is finally answered

"Conan, what is best?" "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!" Why was this never a kids' toy? I no longer have the available shelf space nor the disposable income to play with toys the way I used to. And for...

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What I’m Reading: Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

What I’m Reading: Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. I didn’t discover the Discworld books until just a couple of years ago. And since there’s 40 something of them, I’ve got a way to go. I jumped around for a bit at first and read some Death books and the City Watch novels. But I’ve...

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