Category Archives: Personal

Question: When a writer presents their manuscript to an editor or a publisher, what prevents them from just stealing the work and publishing the book under their own names?

Answer: Professionalism. An editor or publisher will only ever get one chance to “steal” someone’s work. After that they’re out of business, sued into oblivion, and Chernobyl when it comes to ever being employable ever again. The only writer who is worried about an editor or publisher stealing their manuscript is the noob who doesn’t […]

Some National Forests Temporarily Closed For Public Safety Finally Reopen!

The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has taken three national forests off the regional closure order that came into force as wildfires spread throughout California due to the incredibly inept forest management (or lack thereof) of the California state government. Inyo, Sequoia, and Sierra National Forests were removed from the list.

Why do California drivers rarely give signal when changing lanes?

This question was posed to me, and the answer is pretty simple: People in California very often do use their turn signals. In California, though, the turn signal is a challenge. It has nothing to do with being inconsiderate or laziness. It’s a peacock showing colors, or a baboon showing it’s big colorful butt. It’s […]

Dodge #1, Ram Trucks #3 in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

While you’ll find me over in the Jeep camp when it comes to FCA, I believe in credit where credit is due: Dodge has become the first domestic automobile brand EVER to score a No. 1 ranking in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study – up from No. 8 in last year’s IQS results. Having […]

Masses Suspended throughout the Diocese Of Orange

Bishop Kevin Vann has announced that all masses – including daily and Sunday – will be temporarily suspended. All Catholics are “dispensed from the obligation of attending mass.” So us Catholic folks won’t be incurring sin for failure to attend. I’m pretty sure that all other forms of sin are still in full force and […]