A small whale with a top hat and mustache drinks tea from a table placed on a larger whale, who's carrying an umbrella. Cover image created specifically for the webcomic "Whales Speaking Yiddish."

Who’s in the Hot Tub?

If you have a large backyard you have to maintain, you've probably discovered there's a never-ending battle: you versus the animals. You're always trying to take care of the raccoons, squirrels and other animals that keep getting into everything. What would happen if those animals felt like they owned the yard... and whatever's in it? …

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My Latest Short Story: “The Best in the Business”

Sometimes, I write fiction. Recently, I submitted a 300-word short story to a contest by Booknest.eu which has an interesting feature: every story that gets submitted gets posted for 1 month until the contest ends. So, even if you don't win the contest, you get exposure as a writer. I highly recommend submitting to this contest. …

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10 Tips for Surviving a Universal Monster Movie

With Halloween coming up next month, I decided to finish watching Universal Studios' best-known monster movies (Frankenstein, Dracula, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon). I've already mentioned one of these movies in a recent article, and plan to analyze another in an article I'll release at the end of October. For now, …

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