Pinch me, Pikachu

Pinch me, Pikachu

Dragon Con was unbelievable. This was my first time to attend and my first time to have the opportunity to appear anywhere. It was surreal. That’s the best way I can put it. I got to sit on panels next to authors that people have actually heard of and talk about how...
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...
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,...
The Mammoth Flautist

The Mammoth Flautist

          The modern-day flautist gets a bad rap, probably. The flute has a light sound. It’s small. True. it’s no more phallic than some of the other instruments, but having to make that kissy face the whole time doesn’t help. And in Peter...
Meet Detective Karen

Meet Detective Karen

I’m working on a new character named Detective Karen. You probably know her already. She pops up all the time on social media whenever there is a local crime and cracks the case using insight that rivals Poirot, Lansbury, or a three-year-old that is rocking back and...
New suffixes for a better world

New suffixes for a better world

The Pirahã live along the Maici River in the Amazon and speak one of the world’s most unique languages. One thing that distinguishes the language from others is that their suffixes modify their statement to explain how they attained the knowledge they are conveying....

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