Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ask Tom Tuesday: Female Footwear Explained

Today's question is one that has perplexed men for ages: What is it with women and shoes?

Tom says:

Not every woman is obsessed with shoes, but it is usually a safe bet that she owns more pairs than the man in her life.

Men only need a few pairs of shoes and each has a specific function:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

"The Reluctant" and Big Al

I think I first became aware of Big Al's Books and Pals in March of 2011 when I was researching blogs to which I could peddle my first book. At that time, the story of the day was "The Greek Seaman"

Please, God, tell me I spelled that right...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ask Tom Tuesday: I Love You

Our question today comes from some woman that I got stuck with for two hours (long story). I don't know how the conversation turned to her love life...some people just over-share...but the issue is one with which we have all dealt at one point or another:

When is “I love you” appropriate?

Tom Says:

Sunday, June 3, 2012

C.S. Splitter IS Your...

People that know me know that I have, what I consider to be, a healthy semi-obsession with George R.R. Martin and his “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. Watching “Game of Thrones: on HBO? Martin is the guy who wrote the books on which the series is based. The first three books in the series are the best fantasy ever written.

Martin published those first three books in the space of about four years. Not a bad rate. Unfortunately, the fourth book took something like five years to publish and the fifth took another five (plus) years to get to print. His fans split over the delay and Martin's public relations machine went on an extended vacation as updates on progress were nearly non-existent.

His supporters proclaimed that “you cannot rush art!” His detractors opined that Martin had become lazy, distracted, and had possibly lost his magic touch. As the battle in fandom raged, Neil Gaiman came to his defense and famously told the detractors that “George R.R. Martin is not your bitch!”

Well, I am not George R.R. Martin and aside from the facts that he has sold many millions more books, is a better writer of prose, and is the creator of the world for HBO's flagship series these days, I feel obligated to give my readers, friends, and fans (my Happy Few), an update.

In short, C.S. Splitter IS your bitch.