Saturday, January 7, 2017

FREE Time Almost NO time....


1/8/2016

The promotion for a free download of The Little Red Christmas ball has ended. Thanks to all who took advantage of the opportunity and now have your own copy snuggled onto your personal reading device of choice. I hope you enjoyed The Little Red Christmas Ball's story and pick up a copy of the paperback to hold on...shine bright and share with your family for years to come....

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Just a few hours left to download your FREE digital version of The Little Red Christmas Ball before we wrap the little guy up and pack him away until next year ! 

If you've already taken advantage of this great, FREE E-book offer, I hope you enjoyed The Little Red Christmas Ball's story and pick up a copy of the paperback to hold on...shine bright and share with your family for years to come....

Right now we're sitting on lucky #13 on the Top 100 FREE e-book, yada yada yada...Christmas books, so let's see if we can upend that Dickens fellow, who's sitting so smugly at #2.

I mean, come on Charlie...not even #1? After all these years!











And don't forget

“The Kingdom of Keys”


also available at Amazon



















Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Better New Year – Disagree to Agree









Here we are...

A new day, a new week a new year...all rolled into one.

I guess.

Kind of like a great big meatball.

Except with artificial units of time rather than meat.

Which, to be honest, as a matter of course, you probably want to avoid any hint of artificiality in most things, especially meat.

So now, everyone feels as if they get a great big re-do...a fresh start.

You know, because of all the new artificial units of time lying ahead.

Which has nothing to do with meatballs, except they too are better if fresh.

Yeah...not much has changed.

Pointless silliness is still pointless silliness no matter what day, week or year it is.

For instance, I’m going to try, in this new artificial unit of time, avoiding people that disagree with me.

Makes sense right?

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year...imagine that....



Time to tear off a whole new set of pages....


Make all your dreams come true...imagine that....


Happy New Year, Retorters!



Friday, December 30, 2016

Thanks and a FREE Little Red Christmas Ball -Offer Extended















FREE E-Book offer extended thru Saturday, January 7th...Enjoy!

Thanks to all who joined the adventure and helped The Little Red Christmas Ball realize his holiday dream.

As a way of saying “Thanks!” he’s offering a FREE download of his story from now through January 7th. 

I tried to talk him out of it but, if you’ve already read the book, you know he’s a persistent little guy. If you haven’t, then here’s a FREE chance to see what you’ve missed before we put the holidays—and The Little Red Christmas Ball—back in the box to await another season.

Then, pick up a copy of the paperback, as well, and "The Little Red Christmas Ball" will shine bright and hold tight as your family's new holiday tradition, this new year, next year...and every year to come....

Thanks again and have a Happy New Year!!

And did I mention the FREE download?



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Looking for a fun, new Christmas Tradition to share?

"The Little Red Christmas Ball" will shine bright and hold tight for you and your family...this year and every year to come....

Now available at Amazon






And don't forget

“The Kingdom of Keys”


also available at Amazon


















Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Hometown Christmas Story - Holiday Redux

Day 7 of Holiday Redux

Merry Christmas, Retorters!

Thanks for hanging with me all year long....and believe me...it's been a looooong one!

From December 23rd, 2011
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Back in the mid 60’s, when my friends and I were in the 6th grade, one of our favorite Hometown holiday traditions was to head on over to the new Shopping Center and play our version of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” behind the pile of Christmas Trees they were selling. 

The "tree guys" used to set up in the northeast corner of the parking lot. There, we would casually walk along the adjacent sreet in our coolest Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin style, then suddenly drop over the guard rail and roll down the hill and into the mountain of trees, which kind of formed a hidden fortress on three sides. 
We called our adventure the “Yuletide Affair” and day after day we would jump around in bales of evergreen, undetected by the "tree guys", or so we thought, until one day the delivery truck arrived and tree after Merry Christmas Tree came raining down on us from above.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Imagine, Christmas Eve - Holiday Redux

Day 6 of Holiday Redux.

I don't know if I'm allowed to have personal fav's...but if I was, this would be on top of the list...I mean, if I was allowed to have a list...which I don't know if I am....

From December 24th, 2012
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I’ve always been more partial to Christmas Eve than Christmas Day.

Even though you’re prepared for Christmas Day, have actually awaited its arrival for quite some time, the day itself can often hit you like a rogue wave that suddenly pops up out of nowhere, knocks you off your feet and envelops you in countless mind numbing activities: schedules to keep, last minute wrapping, phone calls to take, phone calls to make, gruel to stir and eggnog to mix.

And don’t forget those pesky Dicksonian ghosts that drag you all over the past, present and future landscape, before you even have a chance to get your robe on.

Or is that just me?

Christmas Eve, on the other hand, is like floating on a quiet sea, looking up through the stars, where, if you stare long enough, you just might see a red streak of light passing overhead…

And are those the bells of eight tiny reindeer, you hear?

Friday, December 23, 2016

Zombie Ho Ho Ho-liday Spirit - Holiday Redux


Day 5 of Holiday Redux

I know you've all been wondering where the Zombies are hiding...which, as a rule, is not a bad idea....

From December 19th, 2014
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With shopping done and holiday partying planned, I have to admit I’m a little bored at the moment.

So much so that I decided to wander across the street to see what the Zombies were up to.

If you recall, last year I unintentionally invited several of them over to our annual Winter Solstice/Christmas celebration.

Yeah…Zombies and Druids…in the same room.

I know….