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Cactus flower

Cactus flower

Marty’s photo of the day #2354: I photographed this cactus flower in 2013, when I was on a college speaking tour in Arizona. I had completely forgotten about it, until now.

Unfortunate last names

Unfortunate last names

While I wait for the editing and cover art to be completed for my new science-fiction political-satire, Time is Irreverent, I have plenty of work to do, running my talent agency. One of those jobs includes updating my list of more than 7,000 college talent buyers. It’s a tedious task, as I have to visit […]

Can we end this mad military experiment once and for all?

Can we end this mad military experiment once and for all?

For the second time in two months a Navy warship has collided with a civilian vessel, losing more lives. Let’s see: the United States spends more on its military than the next seven highest-spending countries combined, yet we can’t win a war and Navy captains steer their ships with the dexterity of a drunk sea […]

High School Audiences vs College Audiences

High School Audiences vs College Audiences

I just finished the final show of my early February tour. This morning, I performed Around the World in 90 Minutes at Mid Michigan Community College. Usually my college shows are at night, but today I did a special event for their Winter Blast, which brings high school students over to the college. This was […]

Appreciate the little things

Appreciate the little things

Marty’s photo of the day #1819: In my books and in my college show, I talk about the importance of getting down on your hands and knees and appreciating the little things. Here’s an example from the Amazon Rainforest. This little frog could sit on the nail of your pinkie finger.

The iceberg and my morning routine

The iceberg and my morning routine

Marty’s photo of the day #1617: My morning routine is all screwed up. For approximately eight months a year, I get up at 6:00 a.m. and go on a bicycle ride. Since we live on a hill at the edge of the mountains, that ride keeps me in shape. Once our hill gets ice on […]

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