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Free Ebooks

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Two of my ebooks are available free of charge all month (July) at Smashwords. The links are at the bottom of that page. I've already sold five copi ... read more

Emissions Test

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A mostly one-way text conversation I had with my wife, Tara, yesterday while she worked and I tried to get her car emissi... read more

The Good Old Days

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Ah, the good ol' days when the shelves were full! Click the image. ... read more

Thoughts On Writing

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Louis L'Amour once said he could write while sitting in the middle of the freeway. That didn't impress me at the time, but now it does. Not one, but two dogs threw up behind me as I wrote. Was that a commentary on my writing? Wouldn't be the first time. As I told these guys in the job interview, If you're wondering wh... read more

Stop Panicking

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Good Article About Storytelling

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via the-good-guy-bad-guy-myth "Pop culture today is obsessed with the battle between good and evil. Traditional folktales never were. What changed?" ... read more

The Truth About Electric Cars

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Best And Worst Self-Publishing Sites

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Good site showing who to trust (or not) when it comes to self-publishing: self-publishing-service-reviews... read more

Another Way: Beyond The Status Quo

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Operation Detour

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Lottery President

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1-2-3 Day

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Today is 1-2-3 day! January 23. Exciting, right? Just think, twenty-six years from today it'll be 1-2-3-4-5 day! I'll probably be dead by then, but somebody will enjoy it! ... read more

Recently-discovered Book Repository

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Draft Horses Pull Big Rig Up Hill

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E-recycling Services In Nashville

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E-recycling services in Nashville- ( , technology, , ) ... read more

How To Move A Book Store

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Cool! Human-chain-helps-British-book-store-move-down-the-street ... read more

Operation Detour (Facebook)

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Lazy Pug Cafe

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Novels/novellas

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I have created a form for you to leave an anonymous review/critique of all of my books. CLICK HERE. Thanks! :) ... read more

Good Quasi-claymation Video

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Good quasi-clay-mation videoGreat first video from several years ago by my niece here: Y19zSl2q5iQ. Her current YouTube channel is here: channel/UC-JJa3iNrgqhyRN-an4afP ... read more

Trail Of Blood

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On The Phone With NASA

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Bain Capital Helps Kill Another Iconic American Company

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"Once Toys R Us was taken over, however, the debt that Vornado Realty, KKR and Bain used to acquire it was pushed back onto the company, skyrocketing its debt obligations to $7.6 billion." via inthesetimes. ... read more

How To Drain A Toilet

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Diary, 2017/07/29

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I just went down the road to the quickie-mart and got coffee. It's something I do most every weekend morning since throwing away my home coffee maker to keep me from drinking too much of it. On the way there, I saw what I thought was a dead turtle in the road. I hate that. Poor things just can't move fast enough. Half way there, up ... read more

Good Food, Bad Packaging

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Easiest Container-friendly Food Plants

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Indian Flick With Subtitles

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- So, I'm selecting a movie to watch on Netflix. I see "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty". It's Indian, with subtitles, but it's in the category of Action/Adventure. The blurb says "Capt. Bakshi sets out to stop a network of terrorist sleeper cells!" So, I give it ... read more

Got Yelled At Today

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Folding Clothes

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One Of The All-time Great Rock-era Lyricists

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Listening to Don Henley this morning. He is one of the all-time great lyricists/poets. Just thought I'd say so. Then ... read more

Writers Need Followers?

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Publishers and writing "gurus" preach that writers need followers. The problem is that emotionally-stable people don't want followers, they want friends, compatriots, people who listen, not followers. Especially zombie followers. They're the worst! :)... read more

Out Of Toothpaste

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- Me (joking, the other day): I'm out of toothpaste! Whaddaya gonna do about it? Wife (without missing a beat): Find a husband with toothpaste, I guess. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I married her. :) And that's why I'm at the store right now, buying toothpaste. ... read more

Google Chrome Extensions

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Last Train Out

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My Sister's Horse Rescue

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...- ( )... and riding therapy operation now has a GoFundMe page!I hope you've got some pocket change you can ... read more

You Saying I'm Ugly?

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I was explaining to my 9 year old daughter what networking is, and that I'm not very good at it. She said, That's because a lot of people judge you by your looks. And you're not ... You trying to say I'm ugly? I don't think so, she said, but other people do, yeah. Don't you just love kids?... read more

Please Donate To Harmony Haven

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Take This Quiz

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- From somewhere on the Internet ... Name the five wealthiest people in the world. Name the last five Heisman Trophy winners. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. Name the ... read more

Catfish

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from 1994, © 1994 by Eric McGovern It was a warm, humid night, as are most nights of August in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. It was ten p.m. and, as I loaded my fishing gear into my truck and looked up at the full moon, I was getting anxious to fish. I started up the truck, drove about three miles, and turned down a dark dirt road ... read more

Kangaroos Attacked Me

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from 1993 by Greg — not really There I was in Long Beach, California, having lunch down along the docks like I always do. It was a cool Autumn day, early November. I was watching the ships roll in ... then I'd watch 'em roll away again. Whoa-wo sittin' on the dock of the bay ...Sorry. I can't get ... read more

Baub

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by William Arthur Bill Holmes. © Copyright 1990-2010 From September 5, 1989 In the vast expanse of Llycete Spaceport's docking yard on this below-freezing winter morning, the Mraclys, a small ship badly in need of a paint job, stood apart from the other ships. It stood out mostly because it was so ugly. Green on top, or ... read more

Watch Hero Cat Attempt Ceremonial First Pitch

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- ( )Watch Tara the Hero Cat attempt to throw a ceremonial first pitch For those who saw ... read more

Tweets

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My Twitter feed: by @TheBillHolmes Some of my better ones, according to me ... Never work FOR someone else, work WITH them. I do some of my best work when I'm supposed to be doing something e ... read more

My Twitter Feed

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Tweets by @TheBillHolmes And if the network you're on has Twitter blocked, but you're Jo ... read more

Sit Up Straight

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Feral Cats Find A New Use

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- In case you're in the market for a barn cat, this is for you: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/31/5696395/feral-cats-get-a-second-life-as.html. Maybe other cities near you have a simil ... read more

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

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If Called To Jury Duty, Be Informed

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The 1% And What Do They Do For A Living

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The Jobs Number Is B.s. Says Former Head Of BLS

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Just Another Sunday

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Wife and kid are off at this thing called church. Maybe you've heard of it. I'm not familiar. Not sure what to make of it. :)I'm basically just hanging out waiting for the new mattress to be delivered. We told the delivery guy, Anytime! He sounded foreign. I hope he shows up before 10pm! Never know with these dang ferners! Anyw... read more

Not Pulled Over

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Great Suction!

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In preparation for the much-anticipated Comcast installation (Internet, not TV), I do as they suggest and clear out a space where I want them to put the cable wall jack. Once I have that space cleared, I decide to vacuum the area. It's almost an instinctive reaction: You clear out a space that ... read more

In Honor Of Labor Day

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Happy May Day

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Immelt Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China

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Three Ways To Put America Back To Work

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Feds Rule Boeing Can't Move Plant To Avoid Union

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Tried To Mow The Lawn

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Freelancers Union A Federation Of The Unaffiliated

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Freelancers union, a federation of the unaffiliated- ( )Looks like a good idea. Freelancers Union.A Federation of the Unaffiliated. "350,000 FREELANCERS JOINED TOGETHE ... read more

Name Generator

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Name Generator- Name Generator - Cool Name ideas at the click of a button! I thought this, above, was kinda cool for generating a pseudonym. You can also generate a Medieval name, a Twitter name, whatever. On that p ... read more

The Bain Legacy

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Diary, 2012/07/02

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It almost rained today. I know, exciting. Apparently, it did rain pretty hard in some places, but not here on the south side. Hopefully, by this time next week it will have rained several times. The possibility is in the forecast, anyway. Just trying to keep my crops healthy. As Mark Twain said, Everybody talks about the weat... read more

Diary, 2012/06/30

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It's supposed to be record heat again today. Yesterday was 109F degrees, which is unheard of in Nashville. Today is supposed to be 107F. I've already watered my fruit trees and vegetable garden in the backyard this morning. Yesterday when I came home from work, the garden was literally wilted from the heat. I have never had an entire garden ... read more

Writing

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My author's page Books Jokes ... read more

Diary, 2012/05/29

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Surfer Catches Biggest Wave, Ever, Off Portugal

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Surfer catches 'biggest wave ever' off Portugal- Surfer catches 'biggest wave ever' off Portugal (video) ... read more

Bureaucracy At Its Worst Legal Argument At Its Best

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Bureaucracy at its worst, legal argument at its bestPart of rebuilding New Orleans caused residents often to be challenged with the task of tracing home titles back potentially hundreds of years.. With a community rich with history stretching back over two centuries, houses have been passed along through generations of fami ... read more

Tour Of Nashville

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Great Commercial

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US Foreclosures In New Legal Trouble

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US foreclosures in new legal trouble.And remember those politicians who are in the banks' back pocket (hint:it's most of them)."Backing a lower court ruling made in 2009, it said two foreclosure sales were invalid because the banks did not ... read more

Don't Take Potassium Iodide Unless You Are Exposed To Radiation

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Events At Mpact Sports

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Free Monty Python Videos On YouTube Lead To 23,000 DVD Sale Increase

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Free Monty Python videos on YouTube lead to 23,000% DVD sale increase- ( )Free Monty Python Videos on Youtube Lead to 23,000% DVD Sale ... read more

Happy New Year

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!- New Year Countdown Singapore, New Year Celebrations Kick Off Worldwide. ... read more

Doormats With A Difference

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A Few Good Links

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Harmony Haven 2010-10-24

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New Antenna

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- Got the new tv antenna ... read more

Lucy's Birthday

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Today's my sister Lucy's birthday. She must be having a good one, because she has not replied to anyone's email birthday greeting. The previous weekend was our nephew Daniel's 2nd birthday party in Smyrna. That kid partied until it was almost dark! In other birthday news, we drove all the way to Smyrna again ( miles away) to get ... read more

Diary, 2010/07/24

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We all went to the Nashville Zoo today. My God it was hot ... and sticky. Luckily, Blue Bell Ice Cream was handing out free cups of vanilla ice cream, which we grabbed upon arrival and at departure. I think today was literally the hott... read more

Diary, 2010/07/23

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I'm lying here on the couch — with the pugs asleep next to me — getting my new laptop just the way I like it. A customer was supposed to show up and drop off their laptop today at 3, but that never happened. Shoulda guessed that, but I had to be here in guess they did show up. Anyway, this new laptop is much older than the new A ... read more

Online Graphics Editing Sites

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These could be handy: citrify.com/ pixorial.com/ ... read more

Vegetable Garden 2010

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Hopefully, this third time is the charm!It has begun.See pictures, below.Click to zoom in (twice to zoom in 100%): The white fence in bed #1 is for the peas to cling to once they start growing.The real fence in the background of the first picture is what I eventually finished last ... read more

McDonalds Wi-fi

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In Nashville, anyway, it seems you can get around their proxy system (those outlets that use it), simply by using Google Chrome and maybe Firefox. It might be as simple as using any browser other than Internet Explorer. Using Internet Explorer, I tried to be a good boy and sign up for a free account. The only problem is that you h... read more

My Cousin Kenny's Book

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Diary, 2009/10/28

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We had a Fall Festival party at Elizabeth's daycare/preschool tonight (called that because some parents don't like Halloween). Elizabeth went dressed up in her Minnie Mouse costume. She was very cute. But then, she's cute no matter how she's dressed. :) They had a magic show that was cute, but I've seen better. :) Actually, ... read more

Diary, 2009/10/17

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Been trying to learn Cisco (network routing equipment) online through skillsoft.com, which I was given access to in my severance package. Maybe I need to just move out in order to get everything done that needs getting done. My 4 year old daughter thinks just because I'm working from home right ... read more

Diary, 2009/10/15

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Two weeks shy of my birthday and I'm still looking for a job. I don't know why. I never really fit in at these corporate soul-sucking places. Oh that's right, I need to pay the mortgage, daycare, grocery bill, utilities, car payment and its insurance. And don't forget the exorbitant health care premiums. You ever tried buying health ... read more

Amnesty Day At The Dump

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New Fence

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Diary, 2009/04/02

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Today is Dad's birthday. 90 years old! Amazing. I'm 48, in case you're wondering. Amazing ... ly disgusting! Oh well. Anyway, back to Dad. Longevity runs in his side of the family. His mother lived to be 101. His father made it to 81 or so, as did his oldest brother and only sister ... I think. I didn't really pay ... read more

Diary, 2008/11/10

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Parents all worry about how well they're raising their kids; how they will behave; what kind of people they will grow up to be. Well, tonight I discovered a sad truth about our youngest daughter, Sunny. She likes to hang out in gutters. You heard me. Gutters! Oh, the shame of it all! Sunny is a cat, in case you didn't know. She was appa ... read more

Diary, 2008/11/07

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Well, I had a hell of a day. It started off normally enough, though it was raining, which is increasingly rare around here. I dropped Elizabeth off at school on my way to work, and from there my day took a wrong turn. I took side streets the rest of the way to work instead of the main Old Hickory Blvd route. The side streets are just faster, us ... read more

Kokopelli Stitching

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Diary, 2008/04/26

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I took Joey to the vet this morning for a routine follow-up. I volunteered because I thought his appointment would conflict with Tara's plans to take Elizabeth to meet up with her Auntie, Tara's sister Sandy, at the Franklin Street Fair. Tara conveniently allowed me to think that. When Joey and I got back home, Tara and Elizabeth were b... read more

Poetry

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Hats

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by Jeannie Womack Joseph wore many hats in his life, the first one was of son, next an officer, a Dutch Marine, that to him was fun; In Maastricht, in '49, he married his childhood love, now he w ... read more

People You'll Be Missing And Why

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by Jeannie Womack The time has come for you to move on, but I'm sure you'll be missing us while you are gone; No more conversation with boss Catherine to really make you think, You'll miss your adventures with super ... read more

A Prince In Disguise

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by Jeannie WomackWe met on the race track in '72 I couldn't resist his eyes, so blue We soon fell in love and started a life In '76 he made me his wifeA teacher, leader, rebel and yes A son, brother ... read more

The Run

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by Jeannie Womack Running in the rain isn't the pain a non-runner might think it would be I put on my jacket that has a hood, lace up my shoes, and stretching is good I open the door, expecting more ... read more

A Saga Of Seven

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This is a story in the style called rap that'll surely encourage an afternoon nap of a family of seven, their kids and their wives and something regarding their travels and lives.Now first there was Greg, a Brooklyn-born lad; and then it was Lucy that Mom and Dad had. She was born at Sing Sing (no, not in the ... read more

Books

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Short Stories

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Really old (mostly bad) stories by Bill Lipstick & WD-40 One Of Those Nights ... read more

One Of Those Nights

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by William Arthur Bill Holmes. © Copyright 1990-2010 It was late. Claude couldn't sleep. He decided to walk to the corner liquor store for munchies and beer. As he entered the store, he noticed a girl at the phone-booth by the door. She smiled a curious smile and Claude smiled back uncertainly, then proceeded into the st ... read more

Murder, Or Just An Honest Mistake?

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by William Arthur Bill Holmes. © Copyright 1990-2010 The following story is rated PG. You figure it out. ... read more

A Day At The Fair

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by William Arthur Bill Holmes. © Copyright 1990-2010 I pulled into Angel's Camp around noon. I was supposed to be meeting my brother Don and his wife Diane there ... somewhere. We hadn't actually decided on a meeting place. That would have been too easy. I drove south on the main street through town (probably Main... read more

Lipstick & WD-40

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by William Arthur Bill Holmes. © Copyright 1990 Sandi strolled out of the motel room wearing her tight spandex pants, high-heeled shoes and a simple peasant blouse. She had just turned another trick and she wanted to vomit. This was not a reaction to just the one trick, but from the life she had been leading these past several ... read more

The Leaky Weekly

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The Slow Leak

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by Steve HolmesSept. 9, 2000 It was a gorgeous Sunday near the end of September and I needed some exercise. Exercise, just for the sake of exercise was probably best done by running on the treadmill at the athletic club. But on a day like that, just exercise wasn't enough. I would take a bike ride on the American River Bike trail.C... read more

The Admired Car

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by Steve Holmes, © Copyright 2001 Beep, beep, blink, blink! How the car, George wished she could honk her horn and flash her lights. A car with a name? Yes, she knew her name was George because she heard one of her creators say it, By George, she's a beauty.It was a Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1925. Cars ... read more

Good Friday

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A Girl Named Lucy

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from 1990 This is a story 'bout a girl named Lucy Otherwise known as The Rappin' Watusi She lays down a beat that gets your toes tappin' If your toes get tired, let your fingers do the snappin' She says Hey buddy, don't you be no square If you can't find a partner, use a wooden chair ... read more

Link Between Earthquakes And Hydraulic Fracturing

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"... injecting water into deep rock formations causes earthquakes ..."via U.S. Government Confirms ... read more

Best Fiction Of 2019 Goodreads

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Best Thrillers Of All Time

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Lit Motors Builds A Car That Breaks The Rules

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Bird In The House

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Woke up this morning to a bird in the kitchen. I had a hunch the cat Sunny had brought something inside because, while still half asleep, I heard her banging around outside of the bedroom somewhere.Anyway, I walked into the kitchen, and there was a bird perched on the curtain rod ... read more

Lost A Friend

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Blog Content

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I'm as guilty as anyone about trying to add content to my blog just for the sake of content (because search engines look for and rate highly based on how fresh your blog's content is). But someone whose blog/newsletter I subscribe to has stooped to simply stating the obvious, maybe phrasin ... read more

Lottery President Ebook Now Available For Kindle

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Lottery PresidentNew book out!Click here for your ... read more

Lunch At Jack-in-the-Box

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British Town Grows All Of Its Own Vegetables Improved Civic Life

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British town grows all of its own vegetables, improved civic life ... read more

Made In America No Longer

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Memes About Memes

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A couple of good ones. one two ... read more

Cats Disrespecting Pugs

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Cats Disrespecting PugsSo, I'm lying on the bed with the pug Joey between my legs. No, that's not a figure of speech. I'm referring to an actual dog. Anyway, the cat comes up, thinks about jumping across my legs to the other side, then decides to just step on me, th ... read more

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

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Mini Ice Age Coming

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Mini Ice Age coming?via weather warning ice age "EARTH could be braced for a 'mini ICE-AGE' as e ... read more

Mongolian Throat Singing

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Cinco De Mayo

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More Advice For Writers

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It doesn't have to be great, but it DOES have to be FINISHED. -- William Arthur Holmes UPDATE: ...and then I saw that Lee Child had a similar quote, only better: "Don... read more

Cleanliness Counts

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More Evidence Points To Pesticide As Cause Of Mass Bee Deaths

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So, literally, for the sake of human survival, please stop using at least this one pesticide by Bayer! via More Evidence Points to Pesticide as Cause of Mass Bee Deat ... read more

Cool Site To Help Pets

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More Alternative News Sites

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Here's a long list of alternative news sites, rather than the mostly-fake mainstream media from which you might get your news: 12160.info ... read more

Cool Solution To Clean Up Oil Disaster

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Cool Website

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My Lottery President Novella/e-ook Is Now Available For The Kindle

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Lottery President eBook now available for KindleClick here for your Lottery President... read more

My Novels

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Couch Potato

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Countertop Dishwasher

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My Phones

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In the process of upgrading to a new Samsung Galaxy Note II today (which should arrive in a few days), Sprint at one point showed me all of the devices I've had with them over the years (in case ... read more

Cracking Up Over Lottery President

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Here's one of my brothers reading my book, Lottery President. He seems to be enjoying it. I swear I didn't pay him to do this. ... read more

My Writer's Platform

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Crowd-sourced Outpouring Lifts Struggling Mom

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Dare To Be Nice

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Sleazy Real Estate Investors

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It's almost like a conspiracy! Luckily, conspiracies never happen and all conspiracy theories lack credibility. :) http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/feds-cr ... read more

Detection Dogs

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New Rules For Writers

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Devastating Earthquake Rocks Southland

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New Washer

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Dinko Goes Shopping

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Dinko Goes Shoppingby William Arthur Bill Holmes. Copyright 1990-2010 There once was a cat named Dinko who loved food more than anything else in the world. Of course, when you're a cat, food is probably the single most important thing in the world; so none of... read more

Dinner And A Show

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Doing The Dishes

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One Too Many Cats

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I was up a little earlier than usual this morning, which apparently surprised one of the cats in our house. The thing is, we only have one cat. Any more than that is too many. This one -- either a stray or just one of the neighbor's cats, I don't know; either way, it's apparently our cat ... read more

Online Editing Sites

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Online graphics editing sitesThese could be handy: http://www.citrify.com/ http://www.pixorial.com/ ... read more

Opting Out Of Ads

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Our First Outside Christmas Lights, Ever

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!That's it. No story. Here's the link: Our first outside Christmas lights ... read more

TSA Sexual Assault

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Check out my Patreon page. Patrons get free stuff! Well, not technically free since you do have to pay at least $1 to get anything. Still ... "It would be amazing if I had any fans at all to help finance ... read more

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I remember when I didn't know what a tweet was, other than the sound a bird makes. It wasn't so long ago, either. Below is just a random list of tweets. Pathetic, I know, but I felt the need to put something new on the site. Anyway... Saturday, July 20, 2013:   Picked... read more

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I have created a form for you to leave an anonymous review/critique of all of my books. CLICK HERE. Thanks! :)Long before winning the lottery and running for president, Benny was living in L.A. working as a temporary word processor (typist). For his latest ass ... read more

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How Companies Should Cut Back

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When faced with too many expenses and not enough income and you have run out of expenses to reduce, rather than firing employees, the fair and socially-responsible way to cut costs is NOT to fire employees who had nothing to do with those costs getting too high. The FIRST target of cost-cutting need ... read more

The Confiscation Scheme Planned For US And UK

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depositors"Although few depositors realize it, legally the bank owns the depositor's funds as soon as they are put in the bank. Our money becomes the bank's, and we become unsecured creditors holding IOUs or promises to pay." via ... read more

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I have created a form for you to leave an anonymous review/critique of all of my books. CLICK HERE. Thanks! :)My latest short story, based on our real life pugs Daisy, Chandler and Joey, the latter of whom is the only one still alive and barking. See ... read more

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