It's a big world, and somebody should make sense of it! Jim Hull, author of THE VAMPIRE IN FREE FALL, will take you on Adventures of the Mind, pointing out interesting stuff along the way from his unique perspective. Bring your curiosity, an open heart, and ideas of your own to share . . . and be sure to keep your hands and arms inside the ride at all times!

Pop Quiz — a short story

July 24, 2014



Pop Quiz — a short story She sat down next to me at the bar. “Buy me a drink?” Tall, raven hair, dark brows, natural blush, little or no makeup.  “No.”  Nice body. Late thirties, early forties. Pretty. Maybe an eight.  Except the eyes, which were definitely beautiful. But there was something about them. They […]

Moral Crusade

July 17, 2014



In conversation, an acquaintance asserted flat out that Islam is a bad thing. The former soldier contended that Muslims yearn to conquer the world. “What they’re doing is evil. I don’t consider them human. I think they should all be eliminated.”  Well, uh… Another member of our little discussion group declared that the U.S. must […]

Life Is Good

July 2, 2014


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The club maitre d’ ushered the two captains of capitalism onto the smokers’ veranda. The men settled into luxurious lounge chairs that overlooked the city at sunset.  The investment banker, still clad in his blue pinstripe suit, opened a small case and pulled out a pair of costly Cohiba Gran Reserva cigars, a gold Davidoff […]

Check Your Privilege — a short story

June 26, 2014


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So I’m sitting in my favorite vaping lounge, puffing away, when an attractive young woman sits down across from me. I nod at her, smiling, then continue my conversation with the guy next to me. After awhile she starts talking about how she’s going on a two-week trip to Africa to bring medicines to the […]

Posted in: Fiction, Humor, Politics


June 19, 2014


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  — An epigram stretches the facts to get at the truth.   Biz Quippy — It’s not how hard you work; it’s how much the boss likes you. — It’s not how good you are; it’s how successful you are. — In business, a friendship can get you in the front door, but after […]

Why God Smiles — a short story

June 12, 2014


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If God is Love, then He must be smiling. All the time. No matter what fate befalls you, no matter what distress, God’s benevolent smile beams down upon you. If you are happy, God is smiling. At death’s door? Enraged by the caprices of God’s universe? Regardless, his sunlike radiance pours its warmth onto you. […]

It’s a Brave New World …

June 5, 2014


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— It’s a brave new world when democracy is not about solving problems with our fellow citizens but about vanquishing them as an enemy. — It’s a brave new world when the felony rate drops but people think there’s a crime wave. — It’s a brave new world when cigarettes are banned and marijuana is […]


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