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  • The Constitution

    Thu, Sep 08, 2022
    Read time: 18 min.
    For some reason, people have been talking about the Constitution a lot lately. But when you get down to it, what do you really know about the Constitution? ORIGIN The Current U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 and ratified in 1788.[1] I say “current,” because it served as a sort of do-over on ...
  • Freeeeeeee Books

    Fri, Aug 12, 2022
    Read time: 1 min.
    Who loves FREE books? Answer: everyone. Except losers. But for all the non-losers out there, you can head over to Vampires and Robots this weekend to pick up any number of free books…or at least, any number lower than about 44…including my books. But there’s a catch! The free books only last for t...
  • Book Recommendations

    Tue, Aug 02, 2022
    Read time: 1 min.
    Do you enjoy books, but suck at finding them? Are you a fan of novels like mine, but recently noticed that I only have two of them? Well, that’s too bad, but at least I can help you find something else to keep you occupied while I work on my next one.
  • Memorial Day

    Mon, May 30, 2022
    Read time: 5 min.
    Happy Memorial Day! Somber, Reflective Memorial Day! Merry Memorial Day? Memorial Day! [1] Okay, by now you know the drill. What is this holiday? Where did it come from? Where will it go? Why do I have “Cotton Eye Joe” stuck in my head? WHAT IS IT? To begin with, Memorial Day is a federal ...
  • Up All Night

    Thu, Apr 28, 2022
    Read time: 7 min.
    Gilbert Gottfried died this month. I’ve never been the type of person to dwell on celebrity deaths–sure, it’s sad, but it’s still the death of someone I don’t know, and people I don’t know die every day.
  • Tech for Ukraine

    Mon, Mar 21, 2022
    Read time: 2 min.
    A few weeks ago now–February 24th, to be specific–Russia invaded Ukraine. Naturally, if you have a television or a computer–and under the circumstances, I suspect you have at least one of those–you’ve probably figured that out at this point, but if not (or if you just want a bit more context), this...
  • Presidents' Day

    Mon, Feb 21, 2022
    Read time: 5 min.
    Happy Presidents’ Day! Let’s do that same thing I did last time again! WHAT IS THIS HOLIDAY? Every year, on the third Monday in February, the President will emerge from his burrow and, if he sees his shadow or also if he does not see his shadow, there’ll be six more years of political gridlock. ...
  • Groundhog Day

    Wed, Feb 02, 2022
    Read time: 10 min.
    Happy Groundhog Day! And since we’re all here anyway, why don’t we take a minute to discuss the question on all of our minds about Groundhog Day: “Seriously, wtf?” Admit it, you’ve wondered from time to time why there’s a holiday named after a giant squirrel, and what they have to do with weather.
  • PieCaken

    Sat, Nov 27, 2021
    Read time: 6 min.
    I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but the pandemic has been hard on some people. So it was that last year, my wife and I decided to do something special for Thanksgiving. The difficulty, however, lay in the fact that the reason it was hard on us in particular is that we couldn’t safely go anywh...
  • Shark Attacks

    Sun, Oct 24, 2021
    Read time: 9 min.
    You know what’s a terrible place to go during a global pandemic? Florida. On an unrelated note, I was recently having a conversation with a Floridian–we’ll call her Flo, to protect her privacy–and the subject of sharks came up. I can’t remember exactly how the conversation went, since–for reaso...