Category Archives: books



I guess pamphlets picked off the ground and read are … 


note: litter makes me sick … I suffer from illitteracy probably.

double note: I only have a few books left to read. I’m going to start literationing.


Today #367

Today I tried to explain Tommy the Pinball Wizard to a 10 year old. It ended up being a conversation on The Generation Gap.

Flat Tire Tip #1


Always have a Jack Handey!

… in case you want to fix a flat tire … or wait around for someone else to fix it.


note: I’ve had this book since 1993 … and I still laugh when I pick it up.
It was one of the only books I brought to Japan along with  a few John Irving novels.
Hey! I needed to fill up the backpack somehow! … socks and underwear are boring.


Today #252

Today I felt so good I had to scream! … and the drive-thru speaker at McDonald’s wasn’t working properly.

Like A Post … But Not Quite


The “pole vaulted ceiling” was never very popular.

… kind of like that sport.


note: Warsaw: it’s an accurate name, but kind of a bummer.

double note: 


Today #200

Today I bought The Brothers Karamazov novel and a Kobito Dukan file cover: I have to keep things in balance most of the time.

(I think the Kobito Dukan (dwarf encyclopedia) stuff is going to be big worldwide!) … maybe it is already, I’m 46, so I’m kind of out of it. hee hee!

Citizen Kane


It’s just a hunch, but …

Citizen Kane would probably be a more famous movie if it was called “Citizen Titty Lip Service”.


note: I’m sure this is a hamster character’s name in one of Tooty Nolan‘s books. … or it should be!

double note: I should read shopping centre directories more often.

triple note: I was watched outside of “Citizen” and remained mute around “Lip Service“, but I couldn’t resist “Titty & Co.“.

quadruple note:What’s in fashion this season?


Today #118

Today rolled off the tongue like some German word I can’t pronounce.

Another Another Dimension


“You unlock this door with the key of imagination-beyond it is another dimension–a dimension of sound–a dimension of sight–a dimension of mind–you’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance—of things and ideas–you’ve just crossed over–into the Twilight Zone.”

So, Rod Serling is saying that if nothing weird is happening we are in “The Twidark Zone”?

I can live with that.


n0te: just after sunrise and just before sunset is “Twidark” for me.

double note: once I arrived, there were tit’s and as’s in the shop. hee hee!


Today #89

Today I realized that I’d read John Irving‘s shopping list and be happy.

Material Bystander


Some books are made into great movies.

Mine is more t-shirt and coffee mug material.


note: I think my next book will be thicker … I need some sweaters for the winter.


Mean Things I Say About People #3

“No, you don’t sound like a broken record … you sound like a half broken record … cause I can still hear you.
(the italicized section is usually muttered inaudibly)

Same Ship, Different Day


My little book “Same Ship, Different Day” is now in print!

I think most of you have seen most of this stuff already in a little different form on WordPress already, so I would really like to send anyone and everyone on my blogroll a free copy to say thank you for reading and leaving comments on this blog.
My e-mail is:

Your names are at the back of the book as well! … if that is any incentive.

You can preview the entire book for free by clicking on the link below. Leaving a comment over at Blurb would be greatly appreciated as well.


note: a VERY BIG THANK YOU to Erica Pannen, Jan Kennedy, and Nancy Roberge for proofreading and offering constructive criticism.
… and a BIG THANK YOU to Kelly Pettit for doing the front and backcover up so nicely.


notes to myself #199

We get tired of writing notes to ourself, so we end up putting something else down at the bottom of these posts after notes to myself #199.

Pooling Resources


Why does drying out require so much liquid?


note: my holiday is officially over and hopefully normal posting and checking out all of your blogs will resume normally.

double note: I haven’t been a total bum for the last week.


Just waiting for a copy to see if it looks okay and is ready for public consumption.

As I said before, I will send anyone on my blogroll a free copy. … I figure you’ve read most of this stuff in one form or another over the last few years, so it’s not like it’s anything too new and exciting.

If you would like a copy (hopefully arriving at a postbox near you in June) … and don’t mind sending an address to  , I will mail you one. All names/addresses info will be strictly confidential.

If you don’t trust me with your confidential info, you can still read it on here for free when I officially publish it publicly. ( hopefully May 20 something or so) … and I figure out how to attach a blurb widgetty thingey over here.


notes to myself #178

The first day back at school is a lot easier than the first day back at work:
you don’t get any new pencils or anything!



I’m glad not every popular book spawns a sequel.

Some books are without equal … or sequels.


I’m glad to live in a world without:

Vegetable Farm


Pitcher in the Rye


Off the Road

The Executioner’s Song (extended remix)

In Warm Blood

Two Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Oliver Shout

The Adventures of Tom Seenyer (possibly Tom Seeyer as a prequel)

To Kill a Bunch of Mockingbirds

The Deaf Assassin

Johnny Got His Bigger Gun

Moby Harry  (possibly Moby Tom as a prequel)

The Sun Also Sets

Humble and Accepting

The Razor’s Twin Edge

Atlas Gets Two For Flinching

The Last of the Mohicans: The Next Day

Stranger in a Strangerland


note: who was this Ernest Heming anyway?

double note: yes I know there was more than one Tom Sawyer book, but it was such an easy one!


notes to myself #137

Graham Greene the author is dead. Don’t keep looking for more books by him.
Graham Greene the actor is still alive … I don’t know if he’s written any good books though.

Walden Pondering

What! I have to share a dressing room!


I was feeling walled in, so I went Walden and wandered off the usual roads today.

What did I find?

A  foggy golf course, barb wire fences protecting nature, a squirrel, a garbage dump, a bunch of farms, and a few junker businesses.

I was Thoreauly surprised.


note: this bus was the most interesting thing I saw … but it was all interesting really … but I kept my composture.

double note: I had to get in the “LADIES” door. The “GENTLEMEN“‘s door is at the front, but partially hidden.

gentlemen are up front ... but never pushy or grabby


triple note: Did I mention that I saw a squirrel?   oh … okay.


notes to myself #56

You will always be easily amused. …… I knew you would find that amusing!