Merry Corporate Machine

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If you read yesterday’s post, you know that I was deathly ill over the weekend. Thanks for all the well-wishes and home remedies, Jazz Pickles. I am happy to report that the Grim Reaper has been sent on his way with nothing to show for his trouble and I am miraculously well again. Sometimes it is good to have your ass kicked by Mother Nature for a day or two to remind you of what is truly important in life: Mexican food, scotch, cigars, and all of the other things you cannot enjoy when you can’t go more than a few minutes without barfing like a freshman on spring break. (more…)

Books Death Nicety

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It is sad that online bookstores have nearly completely run small, independently owned bookstores out of business. It is sad, but is the way of the world and not much can be done about it. I encourage people to buy my books from bookstores, but most do not. It’s just too damned easy to buy them online and have them show up in your mailbox. I wonder if there will be a day when there are no stores left open, other than clothing stores where you need to know exactly how something fits before you buy it. But I’ve even bought eyeglasses online, although I think I may have measured the distance between my eyes wrong. I have to cross my eyes to get the vision exactly right, or hold the glasses a few inches from my face. Serves me right for trying to save a few bucks. (Sigh) (more…)