Mr. Horne's Book of Secrets

Where people come...to understand.

Thwarted by Bureaucracy

Gather round children, and hear my tail of Yuletide anguish. Fine. Be that way, but I’m going to keep talking while you pretend not to listen. Ahem… As we all know, Christmas is a contest. When people say, “‘Tis better…
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Writing Books Makes You Better at Christmas Shopping

No, really. It may be hard to swallow, but if you keep an open mind, it isn’t hard to see why practicing this makes you better at this Not that anyone needs more reasons to write books, but the upsides of the…
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Netflixing: Animaniacs

The show that redefined animation and comedy.

Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

Anyone who keeps up with this blog knows my feelings about the way bookstores are being run. Time has not changed my opinion on the matter. However, it occurs to me that there are so many more ways to obtain…
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Ode to Mr. Devil’s Advocate

As a writer, it is often easy to overlook the fundamental principles of… Mr. Devil’s Advocate: “Ugh.” The fundamental principles of… Mr. DA: “Uuuugh.” Because a writer is basically a… Mr. DA: “UUUuuugh.” Something eating you, Mr. Devil’s Advocate? Mr. DA:…
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Hooked on a Feeling: Hope and Despair

Keep turning that chicken.