Saturday, 23 July 2011

Free Kindle Contest

It's been a week, and there have been two entrants in the Kindle Contest.

Both the entrants had incorrect answers and were notified. I hope they will try again.

Good luck to those of you still reading.

See contest rules at

Friday, 22 July 2011

Ever Had A Car That Drives You Nuts?

Check out this video. The car doesn't stand a chance. Makes you wonder what happened.

Did he just buy a used one and it dies, hence the phone call at the beginning? Which pisses him off.
Was he on his way to a big meeting or deal?
Did he just find out she gets the car in the divorce?
Is there a rat in the back seat that moved in over lunch?

Either way, that car's done.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Check out this great MSN video: Drunk CFL Fan Passes Out Dancing

Check out this great MSN video: Drunk CFL Fan Passes Out Dancing

You got to love the guy, sort of. But when he goes down I wonder at the reason.

Is the music not his type, and it puts him out?
Would he have kept going for some Hendrix or Zeppelin?

Is it the complicated steps and moves of his dancing that shuts him down?
Did his mind lock up trying to figure out the next ones?

It reminded me of a video I saw on goats that faint when they get scared. Obviously thus guy wasn't scared of anything, I only wish I knew if he popped right back up a few minutes later and started up again. That's what I expect.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Win a Free Kindle!

Win a Free Kindle eReader in my Summer Reading Contest.  I'll be giving away a Kindle Wifi eReader plus one signed Mosaic Tile art piece, By Me! And free books.

All you have to do is go to and answer the six questions on the contest page. Everyone who gets all six questions right will get a free electronic version of DreamWeaver in their favorite format. All those winners will then be entered for the grand prize of a Kindle Wifi eReader (many not be exactly as pictured) and a Mosaic Tile art piece. I pay for all the shipping, etc.

While you are at it, you can enter the Goodreads draw for 5 signed paperback copies of DreamWeaver. Click over there someplace ====>

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

New eBook

Hey, it's out there. First Works is available now at Amazon and Smashwords.

First Works is a compilation of my three books of short stories, The Sportsman, Dark Choices and The Workman. Now you can get all 15 stores for just $2.49. 

This is the only one of the short story books that isn't planned for paperback, it will only be available as an eBook.

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Gunslinger

Gunslinger meets the Mafia cutout. He must been really scared of the paper badguy.

I don't know about you, but when I watched this video 2 things come to mind. 

First, of all can you imagine this guy running some kind of outdoorsman show? 

Second, imagine someone watching this guy's videos, thinking this guy is representative of North Americans? I hope this guy isn't planning to start some kind of wilderness camp for unsuspecting foreigners.

This video is a bit long, but the interesting part is at the beginning.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

New Book of Short Stories

I'm happy to say that my new book of short stories is now available as an eBook at Amazon and Smashwords

The Workman is 5 stories about people who work for a living, including a cop, an American soldier in Vietnam, a German soldier in Russia, a couple lumberjacks, and a really strange guy.

With any luck the paperback will be available on within the next week or so. Delivery to Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony and others takes another couple weeks as well. Kobo? Your guess is as good as mine.


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Twelve Year Old with Gun

Reading the paper, and a story about this kid arrested with a gun. He's twelve, and the gun was wrapped in his PJ's, hidden under some video games in a basket or box.

None of the particulars matter, its the absolute absurdity, that makes me shake my head. I don't even care to know the story.

Asked to hold it for a gang banger? is a gang banger? Bought it? Found it? Wanted to check it out? was going to sell it? Who cares?

I guess times, "they are a changing" because we sure as hell didn't "carry" when we were kids, that was twenty years ago. What the hell kind of environment creates this scenario? Crime? Parents? Schools? Cities?

Can't imagine twelve year old kids in another twenty years from now, children of the group that grows up like this guy, living on their own and running prostitution rings? New reform systems for the "really under age"? A ten year old serial killer?

Someone better get a handle on something, their children, the law, or reality.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Canada's Womens Soccer Team

Well first, I think it's good the team is ranked in the top ten and yes I believe it's easier for the women than the men as far as the competition levels and numbers of players and caliber they face.

Second, I believe this team had potential and might have a chance to do something. Like a lot of Canadians I didn't do much background and never realized they were in the same group with Germany. Germany! Now there's a team. Never defeated in a first game of the world cup. Never. And of course the eventual winners of the last world cup.

Anyways that game was their tournament. They played well enough to get attempts but couldn't get anything home. Still a 2-1 loss was a good showing against the Germans. Sinclair's broken nose was unfortunate and although she played again, we'll never know if it bothered her. Either way they were under extra pressure now, down a game.

Its also unfortunate that a tournament like this doesn't come yearly, and as much as you want to win everything, you need to gear up for and pace for the big ones. They seemed to have a good lead up to this tournament but looked slow and a little sluggish in the France game to me. Considering the offensive side I liked about them, this was a bad time to slow down. 

Both the men's and women's teams need to find a little Canadian heart and soul, that grit and determination we see in other sports. Dive in front of the ball and block it, take a yellow card and lay the guy out, sending a message, or find a Gretzky or Lemieux and launch breakaways all day.

Mostly they need to be able to deliver, especially at the big ones.