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Still Flicking

Today’s project: Northern Flicker on slate about 3×9″. Obviously there’s a story with this one. We found one sitting on the road on our way to town the other day. We had seen them zooming all up and down the … Continue reading

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For Those Who Try to Shut Me Up

It’s a little bit ironic that yesterday, of all days, I got the phone call. The whole world was reeling from the sight  of three hooded terrorists, screaming about Muhammed, their spattered gunfire echoing through the streets of Paris.  How much nerve does it take … Continue reading

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The Interview, The Thugs and The North Side of Down

Creativity seems to attract bullies.  Like many other movie buffs, I have watched with interest as Seth Rogan’s new film, “The Interview” was yanked from its schedule, caving to apparent non-specific threats from an angry Korean bunch.  One could only … Continue reading

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Coming December 1

Click to order! My new book, “The North Side of Down” will be available in just a couple of days. This is a bittersweet time for me, as this is my sister Amanda’s story, and it involved a lot of … Continue reading

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My Best Cat

The naughty and hilarious murder mystery, “My Best Cat” is finally getting some attention now that it’s available on Kindle.  I’ve been asked if the characters are based on real people, and if people in the cat fancy are really … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Rich….

Clifford was invited back to Cedarville Library to co-host a clown’s appearance on June 18, 2012. These ladies had a lot of fun with him, being kindred spirits and all.  They even let him keep the glasses! We had a … Continue reading

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A (Kind of) Old Horse, a (Kind of) New Idea

Clifford greeting kids at West Branch Library, summer 2011.  Tape on the floor is a boundary for kids so nobody gets accidentally stepped on! Clifford goes to every child in the front row. Those who shrink away he will pass … Continue reading

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25 Ways to Raise a Great Border Collie

Terrible Til once again had a successful run in the Disc Dogs of Michigan Frisbee competition.  This one was held in Grand Blanc, Michigan and we placed third in the novice toss-and-fetch, against about 30 teams.  Til is pictured (against … Continue reading

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My Best Cat

MY BEST CAT – a Furry Murder Mystery.  While this book is a departure from my usual work (read: adult humor), it is by far the funniest, and one that I wish had garnered more attention.  Maybe it would have … Continue reading

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Clifford Walks for Autism

My Morgan is a kid magnet! He enjoyed the attention of a crowd at the Flushing Michigan Walk for Autism on Saturday. Clifford performed with the Classic K9 Dog Show and did his tricks for an enthusiastic audience. He spent … Continue reading

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