Getting Rid of Mice

Susan Taitel of Minneapolis asks, Does anyone have a cat, owl, or preferably a snake I can borrow to scare off some mice? Also does anyone have a mongoose I can borrow to chase off the snake? Additionally does anyone know what mongooses are afraid of? Susan, First, I want it clearly understood that I …

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How do hackers get usernames on your WordPress site?

LOg shows someone tried to login with your ID

Of course you chose a good password — one that potential hackers won’t be able to guess. And you also activated the feature of the iThemes Security plugin that blocks computers that have too many wrong login attempts from accessing your site. So you’re pretty safe from people trying to break in by password guessing. …

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baby photo shoots

Tally Zachariah asks: I’ve been looking at darling pictures online where people dress up their kids as superheroes and elves and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Love this! Where can I get one? I’ve borrowed my friend’s baby to do footprint paintings because I wanted to try it. But he’s not really a baby any more. …

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The Lizard Shelter

In honor of my recent visit to Reptile Gardens in Rapid City SD, I give you this giant lizard poem.

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“The Cowrie” as stand-alone ebook

I don’t like my stuff to go out of print. So when I noticed that an issue of Stupefying Stories that contained one of my stories was no longer available from Amazon.com, I decided that would be a good opportunity to do the self-publishing experiment that I’ve been considering. I didn’t have anything else that would …

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Time travel cookbook

Dear Tyler (writes Dan The Man Williamson III of Duluth MN), I recently inherited a time machine, and I’d like to use it to indulge my passion for novel gourmet cookery. I have access to a range of now extinct ingredients, but my problem is that I don’t know which things are edible, how to prepare …

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Publication status

Doctor Dead is now available on Amazon in both print and e-book editions (for anyone who might have been waiting for the digital version). The current deal is for a free e-book when you buy the print version. From early feedback, I have learned that this book is enjoyable by young persons, nurses, first cousins …

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My MarsCon schedule

Friday, March 6: 3:00-3:50 pm. The Curmudgeon Panel. VII White Pelican 5:00-5:50 pm. Marketing Your eBook. Room 419 (Krushenko’s) Saturday, March 7: 12:00-12:50 p.m. When Robots do Everything, What Will People do? III Eagle’s Nest (Re(a)d Mars) 9:00-9:50 pm. Hero Support: Sidekicks and Minions. III Eagle’s Nest (Re(a)d Mars)

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Honeywell gas valve six flashes

Honeywell gas valve on your water heater giving you the 6 flashes signal? How to chastise it.

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See the show!

The 2014 Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers’ Showcase featured readings by me and several other people. Fun to watch!

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