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!

Are Political Independents Not Too Bright?

May 22, 2016


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Those who refused to decide were, after all, the bold individuals, the influential ones, the creative ones, those who snatched their own authority. — Criss Jami If we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything. — Irene Dunne It’s often said that an election victory depends on rallying a party’s extreme wing. These […]

Posted in: Politics

Paranoia — a short story

May 1, 2016


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Why am I in the hospital? It’s obvious. They conspired against me. There I was, minding my own business, writing a comment on a buddy’s Facebook post, when some other guy out of nowhere butts in and insults me. For no reason! What did he write? I don’t even remember. Doesn’t matter. But it was obviously […]

Posted in: Fiction, Humor

How Much? — a short story

April 20, 2016



Know what you want to achieve prior to starting to negotiate. It’s the golden rule but the one most people fail to heed. Without a plan, you allow the opposing party to define your goals instead of the other way around. — Ivanka Trump “Dad, you have privilege. You just can’t understand what it feels […]

Posted in: Fiction, Humor, Politics

A Cento of Direction

April 10, 2016



                                                  cento n. a piece of writing composed wholly of quotations from the works of other authors. It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste […]

Cal State vs. the Christians

April 3, 2016


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   A California institution of higher learning banned a religious group from campus because it would not allow non-Christians to serve on its board. An acquaintance got into an online debate about it and asked for comments. I replied: Christians slaughtered each other by the millions in Early Modern Europe, and many survivors escaped to […]

Government Is to Private as Arrest Is to Kidnapping

March 27, 2016


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                                     The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power. — Ted Nugent If the government does it If private citizens do it taxation  […]

Posted in: Humor, Politics

Quippy Gets Escorted from the Rally

March 20, 2016


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Governments are filled with the kind of people you want it to protect you from. In politics, once you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Voting is basically about forcing your stupid neighbors to behave themselves. We used to have rights above government. Now we must ask them for permission. In Washington, money […]

Posted in: Humor, Politics

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