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Goodreads Review: “Heavy Duty” by KK Downing

Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest by K.K. Downing My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m a huge Judas Priest fan and know their backstory pretty well, but this book gives some great specifics and early info. Bruce … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Asked Me For A Pledge…So I Gave Him One

Well, actually, it was Melania who asked me, along with five separate requests for money in oddly specific amounts of $50, $100, $150, $200, $500, $1000, or $2000: Scan_20180926 (2) Scan_20180926 (3) Scan_20180926 (4) Scan_20180926 Scan_20180926 (2) Scan_20180926 (3) Scan_20180926 … Continue reading

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Does Betsy DeVos Want Mercenaries In Schools?

So, like millions of other people, I’m watching the Trump town hall with school shooting survivors and the camera shows Betsy DeVos sitting to the side like a wooden dummy (maybe she was there to make Trump look sympathetic) and … Continue reading

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Why I Think Vaccines Are Safe, Part II

Are “Childhood Diseases” No Big Deal? When I was fifteen, I got chickenpox. I believe all my siblings had it earlier, but at a much younger age-in fact, I’m not sure if they ever remember having it or not. The … Continue reading

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Why I Think Vaccines Are Safe, Part I

Awright. First off, the title of this is “Why I Think Vaccines Are Safe,” not “Why People Who Don’t Trust Vaccines Are Idiots” or “Why I’m Right And Everyone Else Is Wrong.” There’s enough finger-pointing and name-calling about the subject … Continue reading

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The Vault: “An Unbelievable, Extraordinary Mind-Blower”

My heartfelt thanks to Glenda Bixler at Book Reader’s Heaven for the amazing review! “ Normally my preference for SciFi is futuristic, having been a Trekkie since that show first appeared… But this book is quite different…and the emotional impact is far … Continue reading

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For The Love Of Words

I’m about to break one of my own rules. Every time someone famous dies, I’m usually quick to criticize people for making the death of a celebrity “about them.” It’s okay to take a solemn moment and reflect on a world … Continue reading

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An Autism Parent’s Review Of “NeuroTribes”

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I guess, technically, I’m an “autism parent.” I’m the parent of an autistic child, but that’s kind of where it ends. … Continue reading

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How I Got The Idea For “The Vault”

Sometime around 1981, when I was eleven years old, I bought Alan Dean Foster’s novelization of the movie Alien. It started with an interesting sequence, something not contained in the movie or in any version of the script that I’m … Continue reading

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If I Were An Immigrant

I moved to California twenty years ago. This is nothing like the type of immigration I’m about to talk about, but, no mistake about it, I was a stranger in a strange land. CA and CO are two very different … Continue reading

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