Wait, how many books have I self-published now, exactly?

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Well, I am not good at math, but that looks like 8 to me. A four-part action/humor science fiction series, two self-illustrated books for kids, a murder mystery set in London during World War Two, and my newest novel, a story about a bunch of princesses and their friends battling the rise of an evil empire.

Not too shabby, considering I am working on three more books as we speak, do this blog, and am trying to start a podcast… among other artistic ventures.

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My newest novel is now available… just in time for Christmas… HA!

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Hopefully, that link works. If not, the one in my sidebar—> over there—> beside all my other books—> should work.

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Donald tRump and the McDonaldsification of the American political system…

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I finally figured out what the tRump presidency reminds me of. He runs the country like the food franchise we all know and… loath/love. Here are a few things they have in common:

They do create jobs. Low-paying jobs that offer no chance of advancement to any real life-sustaining level, jobs with horrible benefits or none at all. Jobs that will not let you keep up with the cost of living, let alone make any headway.

We know they are bad for us, but some of us are loyal to a frightening degree. We know they put our long-term health at risk, but we are content with the immediate satisfaction of what they offer. They are literally killing us for their own profit, and they are totally okay with that, and so, it seems, are many of us.

They work for the big shareholders, the money people, and the people at the top of the corporate structure, and that is who they take care of, not the customers that allow them to thrive. Their only goal is profit, for them and a select group of other wealthy individuals.

They are horrible for the environment. They generate waste and filth, Global climate change is just a potential risk to their profit margins.

Mismanagement, corporate greed, and corruption run riot within the structure.

They both have a clown as a front-man, who is content to consort with criminals. I almost put Rudy Giuliani’s face on the Hamburgler, but then I thought, why be specific and lazy. Use your own imagination to put any of tRump’s cronies who currently inhabit a jail cell there. I can’t do everything for you in Photoshop.

I could go on… and on… but once again, I would like you to do some of the work. This is an interactive blog, so leave a comment if you can think of other ways that these two monolithic brands are similar.


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So, uh, how would you go about editing this into a book???

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The Bay Area Christmas adventure… the final chapter… ***WARNING*** This post contains pictures of me in sexy sleepwear, and should not be used for any purpose other than laughing…

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Okay, so you may recall that my family has a tradition of giving jammies at Christmas. I apologize for the pictures, both for the content and the quality, but they were taken by various cell phones. That is my son-in-law Jason and I, enjoying the warmth of our new onesies.

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This tradition is not always a spectacular success, but this year, it was magical. Those are so warm and comfy, and in the Bay Area at Christmas, that counts for a lot.

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Also, this year, a few of my brothers and their families couldn’t be there, so there was a much smaller group. But we did what we could with the photo shoot, which is another family tradition.

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Me, with my two daughters, also sporting their new matching sleepy-time outfits.

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Mollie and Jessica, my little Christmas angels.

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Mollie, with my 96-year-old mom.

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Mollie loves me.

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Jason and Jessica. They are too adorable together.

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I love that Jason guy. Remember how much fun we had when we visited them in New York?

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He is awesome.

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Also, we might have had a twerk-off… okay, that sounded wrong. There was a dance competition that devolved into a twerking contest.

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We had fun. I just noticed that I am wearing those blue socks with my face all over them that I got for Christmas last year.

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I had to crop my younger brother out of some of these. Like my wife, he has no interest in appearing in my blog.

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Oh yeah, getting ready to drop some flap!!!

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Jess and I in another quiet moment.

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I will wrap up with a couple of pictures taken with my new drone.

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That wasn’t taken up on the top of the hills overlooking the bay, that was right in front of my mom’s house. I really should upgrade the blog so I can post the videos I took with the drone.

Peace out!


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It turns out that cartoon me is kind of a jerk… part 13… ***WARNING*** This is the last post in this series that contains adult sexual themes and images of a silly cartoon nature, and should not be viewed by children, adults, animals, aliens or plants…

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I never felt more dirty… and clean… at the same time.

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It turns out that cartoon me is kind of a jerk… part 12… ***WARNING*** The rest of the posts to follow in this series contain adult sexual themes and images of a silly cartoon nature, and should not be viewed by children, adults, animals, aliens or plants…

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I mean, the future, it’s crazy.

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