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I thought today I'd try posting something I've been working on. It's the first chapter of a novel I'm writing. Actually, I'm hoping to turn it into a screenplay, but I thought a novel might be easier to sell, especially since I don't live in a major filmmaking hub.

I don't want to give too much away, but basically it's a cynical/sardonic/satirical take on retail consumerism, politics in small cities-- particularly the dangers of corporate cronyism, and especially Christmas and the traditions thereof. I'm calling it "Santa's House".

RUPE GOLDEN awoke at 5:30 on a morning early in November, and as usual, wondered whether during the night some nuclear holocaust had occurred and somehow left him as the only living person on earth. The reason for this question was that Rupe lived alone, his parents having long since moved out and gone to Florida, and thus Rupe never saw or had evidence of other live humans when he first awoke. As for why he wondered about the nuclear holocaust ...

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Hello new followers, I hope I don’t disappoint you. I want this place to feel like home, where we can escape the Thunderdome and process the world. Where we can post dog pics and recipes and book recommendations. Where we support each other as we get sober, lose weight, embark on new business opportunities, creative endeavors, relationships and travels. I want this to be your oasis of sanity and laughter in an increasingly mad world. A creative outlet where you can share your spirit with us.

We might not have any control over the news cycle—but we can control our habits and attitude. It all starts with us. And hopefully a little piece of that will start here.

Babylon Bee BNN Week In Review

I'm back! And I'm drunk. #BabylonBee

It's the first cool, gray, dreary day of Fall in my neck of the woods and I'm relishing the excuse to drink cocoa and stay cozy inside.

Two more days of this and I'll be cranky, tho.

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