Whitesnake cha-cha-cha

Here I go, again on the throne Pooping out some things I never thought I’d owned Like a drifter, odor rises from the bowl And I’ve made up my mind Eating chili is a crime.

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Saying “Goodbye” to a dear friend.

A very close friend to the family has spent the last week going through the final stages of life. He left us at about 3am this morning. I’ve sat with him and said my farewells, well, more than once because I couldn’t stand to leave his side. And I know a lot of people’s kneejerk(…)

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Fun Fact: Fun fact: Bedknobs and Broomsticks is what first got me interested in the occult. I thought if I could make contact with Astaroth, I’d be able to play games with cartoon animals on a tropical island. Instructions on speaking with Astaroth, Lucifer, Beelzebuth, and others can be found here: http://khpbooks.com/grand-grimoire/

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Um… sleep, please. Also, some breakthrough info.

I saw my neurologist a few weeks ago and I expressed my ongoing concerns about memory loss and lack of concentration. I understand it’s something I’ll probably always have to deal with, but I’m always hoping there’s a way to improve. He mentioned stopping Ambien again because it causes problems with exactly those two things.(…)

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On offending people these days.

I love social media posts that complain of how much people get offended “nowadays”. Folks act like it’s just now a thing to watch what you say in public, as though any sort of cussing didn’t get you locked away in a sanitarium not so terribly long ago. At least these days, people are more(…)

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Little House on the Prairie – little known fact

There was a lot of original editing done on the Little House on the Prairie series. Whenever Charles Ingalls would have a stern talk to some douchebag, he would then take them out for a horse ride and shoot them. They cut out the shootings, though, when they realized they wanted it to be a(…)

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Exciting Typography

Okay, this is hilarious (to me). I was just reading a review on Goodreads – it was for someone else’s book, not mine. I don’t go there, lol. It was a nice review for the most part so I’d rather not point it out to embarrass the person or the author, but there’s this one(…)

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Thoughts on uber-gory covers for horror books

I’m unsure why this subject popped into my head today, but I thought I’d finally put it down in my blog. More and more, we see horror books with incredibly gory or disgusting covers. Some are meant to shock or grab your attention and I get that, especially when you’re brand new and trying to(…)

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KHP Arcade – IT’S ALIVE!

In my last post, I gave some details behind the last incarnation of KHP Arcade. Well, I’ve been working really hard (as hard as I’m able around seizures, etc) and I finished it just in time for this weekend! Building websites come pretty easy for me, and this is something I was really excited about,(…)

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KHP Arcade will live again!

Last year, I’d kicked off a project on the KHP site for the fun of it. I didn’t expect a huge reception but I wanted to offer something people could enjoy. It was a nice flash arcade site. Sure, there are plenty of them out there, but so many are loaded with viruses and popups,(…)

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Smooth Criminal

Today, I looked out my window to see this: The first thing that went through my mind was, You’ll never take me alive, coppers! But then, after they left, I knew who they were really looking for, and the culprit must have given them the slip because he was back at it again: That rascal!

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A second degu passed away last night.

Our degus are really getting up there in age. The average lifespan in captivity is 6-8 years (shorter in the wild) but our girls will be 10 next month. Well, we’re down to half of them. Willow passed away last June and last night, we lost Tara. These two were the middle-sized ones, who loved(…)

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A Microsoft Phone Scam – Is your computer overheating?

There has been someone calling the house often and my mother will pick up, have trouble understanding and simply hang up. Well, this time, she handed the phone over to me. It was a man with a thick Indian accent claiming to be with Microsoft. He said they can see my computer is overheating and(…)

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My top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

Okay, let’s do this. 1. Instead of saying, “I have to piss,” I’ll try to be more polite like, “My bladder is painfully full.” 2. To be more sympathetic to the dry skin that elderly people suffer through, I’ll lick the faces of random old ladies in public. 3. I’ll lose weight, but only by(…)

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Anybody know what this is?

I found this in our basement years ago and I’ve held on to it, but still with no idea what it is. Since Antique Roadshow hasn’t come through town, I thought I’d check with you fine folks. It’s just over 18 inches high and about 11.5 inches wide, and it’s just under 3/4 of an(…)

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Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo

It’s been a long time since I’ve talked about this, but about a decade ago, I was visited by Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo. I took a picture just before he went away. In truth, I put the Santa hat on him but the rest is untouched. I was so happy! I’d sent it to(…)

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2014 New Year’s Resolution #1

I don’t put a lot of weight in these things (no pun intended) so I’d might as well have fun with it. In 2014, I’d like to clean up my speech a tad when out in public. Currently, I tend to say things like, “I have to pee really bad” or “Holy shit! I’ve gotta(…)

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Your Favorite Super Hero Movies with a Twist

These days super hero action movies, whether they be originals, sequels or remakes, are filling up our movie screens. They’re raking in millions on opening weekend, inspiring Halloween costumes every year and serving as every kid’s role model. They’re entertaining, snarky and have just enough sex appeal to still be family-friendly, but also hot enough(…)

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Scenes that Stayed by Brian Fatah Steele (Guest Blog)

Before I found my calling as a writer, I was a visual artist. In fact, I initially went to school for Fine Arts at Kent State University back in the mid-1990’s. However, part of the reason I never finished with an art degree was because the professors didn’t care for my oft-preferred subject matter. I(…)

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Fossil Lake Anthology TOC

This was announced last month and I’d mentioned it on my Facebook, but I had completely neglected to say anything on my blog about it. Lemme fix that right now: I’m honored to be included in the upcoming Fossil Lake Anthology, edited by Christine Morgan and as you’ll see, I will be in very good(…)

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