Saturday, September 06, 2014

My First Novel, Milky Way Repo, is Available

Hey everyone, as you know, earlier this year I closed the blog down so I could concentrate on other things. One of those things was trying to get my first novel, Milky Way Repo, published. I'm glad to say that it is now available on Here's the blurb:

Nathan Teller is the owner of Milky Way Repossessions, a company that tracks down and repossesses starships whose owners are delinquent in their payments. Piloting the Blue Moon Bandit out of Go City, New Mexico, Nathan and his crew make a decent living. Then they get a call from Saji Vy, the richest man in the city. One of his starships, the Charon, a body barge which moves bodies from colonized moons and planets back to Earth for burial, is being held for ransom by a religious cult in the Alpha Centauri system. The Children of the Apocalyptic Rainbow have the ship and need to get paid. Nathan and his crew soon find themselves surrounded by slacker cultists and an organized crime syndicate hell bent on collecting a gambling debt. Will they make it home alive? Will Nathan make a profit on this deal? And will the bodies ever make it to Earth? Find out in Milky Way Repo.
So please, head on over, download it to your Kindle (or Kindle app) and give it a try. I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Closed for Repairs

Taking some time off for work and family. Hopefully we'll be back soon with more short stories and tales from the rust belt. This is by no means goodbye. Take care of yourselves.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Friday, December 06, 2013

Zombie Response Team Youngstown

Are you on the Zombie Response Team for Youngstown? This is the new design available at Rustbeltpop.The design is available on the jersey above and many other t-shirts, mugs, water bottles, bags and pajamas.

If you don't live in Youngstown, the design is available for more than fifty other cities, including Monroeville for the Dawn of the Dead fans.

Grab one for your favorite Walking Dead fan this Christmas.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Medicare Scam

Beware this Medicare scam email. What tipped me off was the "from" email address: "". If you receive this email don't click the link or give them any info.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Is Ann from Account Services an Al-Qaeda Fund Raiser? Can the NSA Find Her?

I've been receiving robocalls from Ann at Account Services again. Haven't heard from Rachel at Cardholder Services for a while so they must switch off. Anyway, I'm wondering why people have to put up with such a widespread and clearly illegal scam? If the NSA and the rest of the government is listening in on our calls and tapping our email, can't they figure out where "Ann' is calling from?

After reading the comments of people scammed by these hucksters and seeing how annoyed people are becoming, I question why this big intelligence capacity can't be put to use for something other than eavesdropping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The scammers are clearly using spoofing devices and VOIP to make these calls. Can you honestly tell me the NSA can't figure out that one IP address making fifty thousand calls a day using a different phone number everyday is the source of this nonsense?

I think the scammers may be al-qaeda fund raisers. Does that help? Would that get the NSA interested? I've never been a proponent of Gitmo but for these criminals I'm willing to look the other way.

So come on, President Obama, do us a solid. We're paying for your great big spy network, how about getting the credit card scammers off our back?

Friday, October 04, 2013


Maybe it's too early to excited about the Browns and the 2013 season. Maybe it's not. I think we're just not used to feeling pride and confidence. I think we look at a three game win streak and think, "well our luck can only last so long". 

Well, maybe that's true but maybe, just maybe the Browns don't care about luck. This season we all gave up on them after Trent Richardson was traded. We've all seen the Hitler videos, the memes, and heard the jokes. We know Cleveland is a cursed sports city. We've seen the Mike Polk videos on Youtube and we know the stadium is nicknamed the Factory of Sadness. You know what? Every single one of those things has been earned.


I have a feeling the Browns felt they had nothing left to lose. We all expected an 0-16 season and now the men in orange have us in 1st place.

1st place. Say it again. Savor it. It may not last long but it's right there in black and white.

1st place.