But, it’s just a joke…

So, it’s time for lunch, and you and a co-worker step into the elevator to get the hell out of dodge and away from your boss for an hour. You ride the fart box down like you’ve done every day for years when BAM!, the elevator jerks to a stop and the lights go out. Okay, these things happen. Just hold on for a minute or two and see what happens, it could just be a brief power outage. We’re waiting. Nothing’s happening. We’re still waiting. Nothing’s still happening. Just when you think there’s a real problem the lights come back on. Phewww, that was close; the burrito truck isn’t going to wait out by the front sidewalk forever. You think that’s the end of the story? Well, if it was, you wouldn’t be here reading an article about it, now would you…

 

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Big Action Down Under-The Ben Hood Thriller Series

Coral Sea Affair Cover

This review isn’t for a single book, it’s for a really fun series of action books written by a retired Australian police detective turned adventure novelist. Drew Lindsay has written a series of eight books that are reminiscent of the short fiction readers from my youth. The series revolves around a retired-too-early detective who is trying to find his way in the real world, outside of the familiar walls of the New South Wales Police Department. After being shown the door because of too many incidents of being heavy-handed with the bad guys he’s taken down, he falls into a private security gig that sets him up for adventures a’plenty. Continue reading

Book Review: Murder at Zero Hour

I just stumbled across “Murder at Zero Hour” while perusing through Amazon’s offerings and grabbed it up. After all, it’s about World War One for crying out loud. Who writes about WWI anymore? Heck, we’ve had another world war and several other pretty big ones since then. Well, I for one am glad that Mr. Westwood looked that far back for inspiration and provided us with a glimpse of another place in time. Continue reading

Get a Job, Get a Life, or Just Get the Hell Off the Sidewalk!!!

Okay, I’m feelin’ ornery today, so you may want to grab your ego and hold it tight to your chest so it’s nice and safe. Somewhere throughout the day I must have seen or heard something that made me think that people put more value on ‘things’ than on life or people… Oh, that’s right, it was those people camping in the tents in front of the Best Buy store THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING!!!

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