Laugh about it, shout about it, when you’ve got to choose…

Posted on Tuesday, 29th September, 2020

But the President of the United States just told white supremacists to ’stand by.’

I made the list!

Posted on Monday, 28th September, 2020

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The American Library Association published their list of most banned and challenged books of the past decade, and ALMOST PERFECT was #81! I couldn’t have done this without the Florida Tea Party.

Not that I expect anyone to steal my sign, but…

Posted on Sunday, 30th August, 2020

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BLM!

Posted on Thursday, 4th June, 2020

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Broke quarantine for the first time in almost three months to go to this march.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Posted on Saturday, 30th May, 2020

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What, Me Worry?

Posted on Wednesday, 29th April, 2020

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After about 70 years, MAD Magazine has gone into permanent reruns. But read my article on the history of the magazine and comic book.

Interview with author Johnathan Yeakey

Posted on Saturday, 25th April, 2020

Columbia author Johnathan Yeakey and I discuss the craft of writing.

Back in my day…

Posted on Monday, 30th March, 2020
This is not my original idea, but I think it bears repeating. There have been a lot of jokes about how people of my generation, who grew up in the 1980s and 90s and witnessed the information revolution, have seen so much change and how young adults and children cannot relate to how things were done a few decades ago. Well…do you think the kids of the 1880s and 90s who witnessed the industrial revolution, went through the exact same thing?

“You kids and your fancy radios and phonographs. In my day, if you wanted music, you had to play it yourself!”

“What do you mean, ‘Who’s that?’ That’s John Philip Sousa! He was the greatest musician of my generation! Marches are not dead! Go to your room!”

“Oh, Mr. Eighth grade education thinks he knows more than me, huh?”

“You know, you’re lucky you get to use the bathroom indoors. And don’t even get me started about this ‘toilet paper.’”

“Kids today, getting their picture taken like twice a year.”

“Yes, I know pencils and fountain pens are more convenient, but my child doesn’t even know what an inkwell is. What are the schools teaching these days?”

Drag Queen Story Time

Posted on Saturday, 7th March, 2020

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A Republican lawmaker in Missouri has introduced a bill targeting drag queen story hour events at public libraries that would set up parental review boards to approve events and penalize librarians with potential fines and jail time for violations.


State Rep. Ben Baker’s Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act would require all Missouri public libraries to establish parental review boards, with members elected by voters, that would approve library display material and events.”

Well, my family wasn’t about to stand for that. My wife, daughter and I joined about 300 fabulous protestors to let the legislature know there is no room for censorship in public libraries.

A sad day for America

Posted on Wednesday, 5th February, 2020

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Today, the U.S. Senate showed their loyalty to the president, rather than to the constitution. I can’t wait to vote that sap out in November.