A Year-End Roundup of the Top Notable and Neglected Fictitious Books Every Reader Overlooked

Man pushing a wheelbarrow of books

Every year, thousands of books are published. Most go unread because they’re crap, while others are unread because, hey let’s face it, the majority of […] Read


Man wearing contraption

Party Animal

Despite my introverted and shy nature, people may be surprised to know that I’m not much of a party animal. I don’t have the natural […] Read


Clipart Comedy

Looking for some old-fashioned cartoons? Here’s a few for you. (Click to enlarge)         Read

A young lad conducting an experiment

Science Patrick’s Day

Otto, Donna, and I spent the afternoon of March 17 at the McWane Center in Birmingham, Alabama. There were several special events and exhibits at […] Read

Woman Wanting More

Yadda, Yadda, Yaddo

  I arrived at Yaddo, the prestigious artists’ retreat, in the summer of 1941. With America’s “day that will live in infamy” several months away, […] Read

Shuffling Greeting Cards

Shuffling Cards at Work – Deal Me Out

In a recent scientific survey, all Americans said they would rather be attacked by a rabid badger than sign greeting cards at work. Granted, the […] Read


The Hammy

  This weekend is the annual Burt family ham decorating and sculpting contest, otherwise known as The Hammy. I don’t like to brag, but I […] Read


Third Grade Vocabulary Words and Example Sentences

My eight-year-old son asked me to help him with example sentences for his vocabulary words. I think I may have caused further confusion with the […] Read

Choking the Muse

Choking the Muse and Her Skanky Girlfriend

  Let’s face it: writing is hard work. It’s difficult even when you know what you want to write about and it’s downright excruciating when […] Read

Susan and Todd skating

Toe Jumps and Camel Spins: The Susan and Todd Story

  Susan and Todd believe in love at first sight. “That might sound strange considering how long it took Todd to notice me,” Susan said. […] Read

Easter Bat

Visiting the Easter Bat

It has become a yearly tradition (at least this year) to round up the neighborhood kids and take them to visit the Easter Bat. At […] Read

Woman jumping

Recovering From Debt Rape

Though ignored by financial experts, the number one cause of debt is a lack of money. Sure, we’ll look at the causes for the lack […] Read

White Whale

Chasing Moby

  EXT. ON THE DECK OF THE SHIP, PEQUOD – DAY CAPTAIN AHAB is standing on the ship’s deck, looking intently across the ocean. STARBUCK […] Read

Walking with Dinosaurs in Alabama

Walking with Dinosaurs in Alabama

The family and I went to Birmingham, Alabama, in 2009 to watch “Walking with Dinosaurs.” We heard two kids were killed at a previous show, […] Read