Published on 2012-01-19 04:23:00
There are four writing projects that I am planning on completing this year. I would like to get them planned out and written well before the end of the year, but things do come up. However, I don't see any reason why they can't be finished up and ready to go for next Christmas.
I don't have any set order for completing them, although I am hoping to get The Easter Wolf up and running by Easter in order to give people an alternative history of the celebration of Easter from an American marketing [..]
Published on 2012-01-04 04:48:00
Gentleman Bounty Hunter
Revised and edited. This reads a little easier, I think.
Published on 2011-12-29 15:39:00
True story--when I met my wonderful friend Babs Worthington in Switzerland last week, she had a small task for me. This required a day trip to one of the cantons of Switzerland I rather like so this was no hardship.
The task was simple--check on a young lady who was a student at the school they run in Switzerland for kids who study abroad. I won't name names, but this is the school that the Actor Billy Zane (I am told) went to for his education.
Anyway, the young lady has a parent in Florida a [..]
Published on 2011-12-26 17:07:00
Gentleman Bounty Hunter Prologue
This is a re-edit of a piece that I did last year. I think that this will work as a prologue to a collection of short stories in the Gentleman Bounty Hunter genre.
Published on 2011-12-15 16:31:00
Babs stopped by this morning and we greeted her like a long lost companion; at one point, her whooping and pacing around caused a flappitystack of golf magazines to go into the water, right off the deck chair on the Admiral Hassenpfeffer. I suppose we should have filched all of them out of the water, but the current snatched them away and churned them out. At least the Captain Morgan stopped rolling long enough for us to pick it up. Her exuberance would light a city full of dark streets.
Babs i [..]
Published on 2011-10-02 17:02:00
I know we've been through some things, but you have to believe me. I didn't mean to break your heart. I was trying to break my own heart.
That's right. Me leaving you was a case of what we like to call self-sabotage in this whole crazy dating life. Sure, we had some laughs. But when you moved in and put your stuff where I keep my stuff, that's when I realized that our stuff was always going to infringe on my stuff. And my stuff is pretty neat, at least to me. Your stuff is soft a [..]
Published on 2011-09-18 16:28:00
I know that Rick Steves is popular and all, but I live in Europe and these things sound kind of far-fetched. If someone came up to me in Munich, for example, and tried to be my friend, I would think that they are clearly not normal. There's a scam that happens to people with German license plates when they drive through the Czech Republic. Czechs will pull them over, steal from them, and run away. At least I think that's what the scam is. A street thief will just steal from you and run away. All [..]
Published on 2011-08-23 16:23:00
Gentleman Bounty Hunter "Fred"
Published on 2011-08-23 16:18:00
I found the GBH folder, archived long ago. These images were in it. At one time, most, if not all of these, figured into the "back story" of Norman and his strange hobby.
Published on 2011-08-07 03:48:00
A new short story for the "Gentleman Bounty Hunter" line of short works.
"The Mama's Boy Who Wore a Cape"
Published on 2011-06-20 15:36:00
This piece is what I plan on using to sort of introduce a series of stories that will eventually become "Gentleman Bounty Hunter."
Gentleman Bounty Hunter
Norman Rogers was sentenced to serve nine months in a minimum security prison f
Published on 2011-06-09 16:44:00
Okay, you're going to have to bear with me on this one.Gentleman Bounty Hunter is one of my favorite ideas, but it never got off the ground. I came up with a story that involved Norman Rogers, his family, and regular episodes where he would use his w
Published on 2011-04-08 14:28:00
Blogs are exactly like cherry blossoms. The come and they go, and when they're done, they're done.These blogs are done. I have nothing more to say.Thank you for reading, thank you for coming by, and thank you for well over a million page views.
Published on 2011-03-28 16:11:00
HMS Ark RoyalOh, temptation. I hear you knocking at my door:The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is up for sale on the Ministry of Defence's auction website.The Royal Navy's former flagship was decommissioned two weeks ago after 25 years in service as
Published on 2011-03-23 01:25:00
I have heard a few stories like this, and, when I fly to the Caribbean (rarely, because we take the boat or a private plane), I never consider flying on the discount or "cut rate" airlines:I recently posted a trip report that was glowing. We love St.
Published on 2011-03-08 15:45:00
I believe that it was a couple of years ago that I realized that I had to stop strapping my nunchucks to my thighs when traveling. The truth is, I rather dislike being without them. I must have gotten onto two or three dozen flights with them on my p
Published on 2011-03-03 02:38:00
I suppose that, for those who actually have to deal with the criminal element, this is alright. For me, no. I don't use handcuffs. A simple tap on the shoulder and virtually all of the people I catch running from their responsibilities surrender meek
Published on 2011-02-03 01:45:00
My opinion? No. But, things like this are helpful:The newest GPS GSM tracker, the versatile Hardwired GPS Vehicle Tracking System is hardwired into your vehicle for versatile real-time tracking. What makes the Hardwired GPS Vehicle Tracking
Published on 2011-01-17 17:30:00
I have to perform surveillance work, on occasion. It's boring work. As much as I would like to put a camera somewhere and go get a Caesar's salad, I have to remember one thing--sticking cameras all over the place does not work:A Yuba County convenien
Published on 2011-01-12 03:37:00
I don't like mixing it up with the hoi polloi:When you watch a news story that involves an arrest, you may hear something like, "Bail was set at $100,000." Bail money is set to ensure that the person who is charged with the crime shows up i
Published on 2011-01-03 16:01:00
I think these are all useful things to know:1 First, you must realize that the Caribbean is completely different than the USA. Most islands only have had electric in the past 30 years, and others still have sugar cane from the slave days that gr
Published on 2010-12-12 17:04:00
Published on 2010-11-24 04:09:00
Several years ago, some fool posted this:Allright, I need some encouragement. I won't lie, that's what I'm looking for. This is like my 3rd footchase since I've been in Field Training. The First one I caught the guy on my own running through alleys a
Published on 2010-11-23 03:34:00
This is the group for me:Bounty Hunter Station AbilitiesBouncer level locator Nite Club bouncer train secure garment unit patrol floorwalker. Bouncer trainee trainer progession society alert security.
Published on 2010-11-10 04:07:00
Over on Scribd, I am going to start uploading the pieces that make up the story of my efforts as a Gentleman Bounty Hunter.This blog gets about fifty hits a month, if that.So far, in less than two weeks, I have over 260 reads of two short pieces.My q
Published on 2010-10-26 03:58:00
Due to my new love affair with Scribd, I'm going to post a few things in this format. Love it? Hate it? Prefer a standard blog post? Please let me know. Quit Being a Puss Posted via email from An American Lion is on Po
Published on 2010-10-22 00:22:00
No, but this is still pretty interesting:Two U.S. air marshals who arrested the wife of a Brazilian judge on a flight to Rio de Janeiro -- and were themselves arrested and had their passports confiscated by Brazilian authorities -- fled the country u