5 Legit Reasons Millennials Prefer Texting over Calling

"I called the guy, got his voicemail, and as I was leaving a message I saw that the guy had just texted me, saying 'Please text.'  I couldn't believe it!" The dude sharing this story was two years older than me, and one year shy of being a Millennial.  I am one year past the Millennial cutoff.  …

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Top 10 Stephen King Kills

A lot of people get killed in some pretty brutal ways in Stephen King's stories.  In honor of several gruesome kills in my upcoming novel The Puppeteer (one of which is an homage to a kill on this list ... you'll have to read to figure out which ...) here are my 10 favorite / worst / …

The era of the “Rock Star” is over, and that’s okay

"Her name was Bullwinkle."  That's the opening line to The Dirt, the 2001 autobiography of the rock band Mötley Crüe written by all the band members with an assist from pro ghostwriter Neil Strauss. I'll spare you the gory context, but suffice it to say to me and a small collective of wannabe rock-n-roll miscreants I chose …

I can’t function in polite society – at least not on Social Media

A friend of mine recently moved from Austin to Boston, leaving behind a vibrant social life.  She just posted this Facebook status:   "I have a hole in my heart the size of Texas."   Awwwwwww ... 120 likes, loves, and sad faces so far.  A stream of comments to the following effect:   "We …