Deliver Us From Evil – David Baldacci

  David Baldacci writes a great suspense novel and Deliver Us from Evil will not dissapoint. A little James Bond-ish and a whole lot of suspense will take you from page to page and the ending will not leave you with anything less than a desire for more. Shaw is a hard-nosed, hard-ass with uncompromising…

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Parking Tickets

  Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day, Mary my wife and I went into town and visited a shop. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. We went up to him and I said, ‘Come…

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The Geek

  A computer programmer was walking along the side of a lake when he came across a funny looking frog. The guy picked up the frog, put it into his pocket, and went on his way. A couple of minutes of walking later, the man heard a cry from inside his pocket, “help, help”! He…

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Language Barriers

  Disclaimer: I am not a racist. I just think it’s funny. (read it with Italian accent) I am an Italiano. One day ima gonna L.A. to bigga hotel. Ina morning I go down to eat breakfast. I tella waitress I wanna two pisses toast. She brings me only one piss. I tella her I…

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Generous Lawyer

  A local United Way office realized that the organization had never received a donation from the town’s most successful lawyer. The person in charge of contributions called him to persuade him to contribute. “Our research shows that out of a yearly income of at least $500,000, you give not a penny to charity. Wouldn’t…

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Some Days You Can’t Win

  All arrivals in heaven have to go through a bureaucratic examination to determine whether admission will be granted. One room has a clerk who inputs computerized records of what each applicant did on his or her last day of life. The first applicant of the day explains that his last day was not a…

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Have a Good Day

  Mo was sitting at the bar staring at his drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to him, grabs his drink and gulps it down in one swig and menacingly says, “Thanks boy, whatcha going to do about it?” Mo burst into tears. “Come on, man,” the biker says, “I didn’t think…

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The Art of Waiting

  If patience is a virtue, then I guess I’m not very virtuous. I finished my first book about five years ago and thought I was something special. I mean really, how many people do you know personally that have written a full-length novel? Not very many I would suspect. It was an accomplishment I…

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Changes to Get Noticed

  I heard a long time ago that the definition of insanity is, “doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting different results.” I bring that up because that was my problem.  Because of twitter, I’ve been getting a lot of the same question: How did you get an agent? On the surface,…

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Dealing With Rejections

  I don’t know about you, but I hate getting rejected. Then I got married. For now, however, I think it’s best if I focused on letters of rejections from agents. I’ve had my fair share. Over the last 5 years, close to 100 of them. Now…that could be because I was so persistent that…

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