‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali – RIP

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Born: January 17, 1942, Died: June 3, 2016 at the age of 74. I want to say just a few words about “The Greatest” also known as Muhammad Ali. It was last week that thousands of people paid their final respects to the boxing legend at his memorial service in Louisville, Kentucky. I don’t watch boxing at all, but as a kid …

Bobba Fett’s Top 12 New Year’s Resolution Tips! (Complete)

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Since I absolutely blasted the Star Wars:The Force Awakens movie, I thought it would be fun to resurrect my last Star Wars-themed blog post from last year.  Yes, I still a Star Wars fan (well, at least the original). Instead of two posts, I put it all together in one. Enjoy!   At the beginning of every January is the …

The Writing “Vacation”

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Ah, the Writing “Vacation.” It reminds me of old movies where the writer arrives, settles into some beach bungalow–a cool breeze blowing, the backdrop of a crystal blue ocean, and plants himself in front of typewriter (that thingamagig we used before laptops, and even desktop computers) to immerse himself typing away at his latest novel. I believe a writer should …

He Lived Long and Prospered: Leonard Nimoy, RIP

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March 26, 1931 to February 27, 2015 (dies at age 83) Yesterday we lost “Mr. Spock.” Leonard Nimoy was, of course, much more than that in an acting career that spanned an amazing sixty-four years. He was also a husband, father, grandfather, director, author, poet, singer, songwriter, and photographer. But he will always be best remembered as that pointed-eared, green-blooded Vulcan …

Part II – Bobba Fett’s Top 12 New Year’s Resolution Tips!

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Part II of Bobba Fett’s Top 12 New Year’s Resolution Tips. #8. “Have The Best Tools, Man!” Use the Best Tools to Help You Achieve Success. In my last post, I talked about training for a marathon. The “tools of the trade” would be everything from the proper diet to the proper running shoes. As an author, my tools include the best …

Bobba Fett’s Top 12 New Year’s Resolution Tips!

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At the beginning of every January is the perennial debate as to whether New Year’s resolutions are good or bad, stupendous or stupid, beneficial or a complete, self-defeating waste of time.  The simple question back should be: What’s wrong with wanting to improve yourself or your quality of life? That’s what we homo sapiens on Earth do. Shouldn’t we all be …

Hello 2015!

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Happy New Year! I’m back and I hope you had a great Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Holiday. 2015. Amazing. Like I said this same day last year, when I was a child, the prospect of simply reaching the year 2000 seemed to be a significant milestone in itself that would usher in “the future.” Well, no flying cars, personal …

Happy Holidays!

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Everyone please Have a Happy Thanksgiving! And since this will be my last post for 2014, please also have a happy Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Day in advance. See you back in 2015! Austin