Maybe mouthy kids aren’t such a bad thing…

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mouthy kids

You’ve seen the posts, haven’t you?

“If you were whipped as a kid, like, share, and comment.”

“Kids these days don’t know what it means to cut a switch from the yard.”

“If I talked back to my teacher, I’d get slapped. Share if you agree!”

The bruises we wear on our behinds, the back of our hands, and the insides of our psyches have become a badge of pride. Read more »

Guest Post: 8 things I learned with my 30-day Facebook Detox

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8 things I learned with my 30-day Facebook Detox

Today’s a special treat: the most beautifullest, bestest, brightestest person in the world is guest posting–my lovely wife. About a year ago, she took a 30 day break from Facebook and here’s what she learned…


Facebook is a Drug: 8 things I learned with my 30-day Detox

My birthday was in late July. How could eating ice cream 3 times in one day NOT make it the best day ever? Purple heart earrings from my little boys, love notesfrom everyone able to hold a pen, dinner and a movie with my best and forever friend, the day was perfect. As I got ready for bed, I jumped on my phone to say thank you to birthday wishers. Suddenly it was almost 2am without having written one single thank you.

What went wrong?

I got distracted in clicking, reading, and scrolling. Social media is a drug; Facebook is a drug.

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The myth of sentimentality

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I’m not a sentimental man.

As a grown man, I’ve only sobbed twice, both times because of sentimentality. (And I mean, bawled, snot dripping from my nose, hiccuping with gasping breaths, falling to the ground and pounding the floor crying.)

But I realized there’s no such thing as sentimentality.

You with me?

Lemme tell you why.

But first, some background. Read more »

And the winner is…

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winner of The Nexus Has Fallen giveaway

I know ya’ll have been holding your breath. The moment has arrived….

The winner of the “get my name forever emblazoned in a totally awesome scifi book and get a free audiobook in the process” contest is….

Sondra Richards!

Your name has replaced a character in my book. (Hint: your character may have an advanced degree 🙂 )

Woot woot!

For the rest of you, I hope you enjoyed the audiobook. And for those who missed the drawing, no worries; the audiobook is still available (you just have to join my mailing list below). Also, other immortalizing opportunities will be available for you readers and The Nexus Has Fallen (and beyond).

No regular blog post this week. We’re in the process of packing a trailer to move to NJ! Hopefully, we’ll be squared away for next week.

Peace out!

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Free audiobook and giveaway

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Alright, here’s the deal. Did I ever tell you I want to be famous? Well, okay, so that’s not true. I’m a bit of an introvert and would hate to don a disguise just to go to the grocery store. But I do want my words to be read from across the globe. I want to know that what I’ve written has inspired others to be better, to work harder, to live closer to the contented life.

And, my work of works, the consummation of my rhetorical genius, the ultimum effectum of awesomeness will be revealed in just a few short months.

The time has nearly come–the crowning accomplishment of four years worth of non-too-few hundred hours of hammering at a keyboard, the result of countless tears and head-banging. Read more »