Nick on January 23rd, 2014

Or else I’d cry at how dumb so many people are. I’m sorry, I really would. Lately it feels like the nutcases are coming out of the woodwork faster than roaches in a Toledo slum. And having gone to high school in Toledo, I can tell you they have a lot of roaches! I have […]

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Nick on December 29th, 2013

Kids don’t come with owner’s manuals, but they really should. I know, because as a single father I sure made a lot of mistakes, and I’d give anything to go back in time and undo some of them. But somehow we managed to get through it all, and though we hit some rough patches along […]

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Nick on December 24th, 2013

As if you’re not tired of hearing about Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty’s current difficulties, here I go again. But first, let’s put the whole freedom of speech issue to bed. Like every American, Robertson does have the right to express his views, whether we agree with them or not. However, he must now live […]

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Nick on December 19th, 2013

The internet is currently ablaze with comments about Arts & Entertainment Network suspending Duck Dynasty family patriarch Phil Robertson after his comments in an interview with GQ, in which he quoted the Bible and said that homosexuals would not go to Heaven and that it will “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from […]

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Nick on December 17th, 2013

I’ve been reading an excellent book called Girl Sleuth, which is the story of how the beloved girl detective Nancy Drew came into being. It’s a fascinating read for anyone who is involved in the publishing business, or anybody who ever read the Nancy Drew mystery series. For those not familiar with the girl detective, […]

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Nick on December 10th, 2013

Depending on which side you take in the age-old controversy about heredity versus environment, we are all either genetically inclined to become who we are, or we adapt to our surroundings as we grow. Of course, there are plenty of arguments against both claims. We’ve all seen kids that came from good families go bad […]

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Nick on November 29th, 2013

Driving back to our motorhome Thursday evening, we were shocked to see the local WalMart parking lot filled to capacity with people scarfing up early bird “deals.” Even the Office Max parking lot was full. Are you kidding me? On Thanksgiving? I refuse to shop at any store that is open on Thanksgiving Day. We […]

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Nick on November 23rd, 2013

Like almost any American who was alive and old enough to realize what was going on, I remember exactly where I was when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I was sitting in a classroom when the principal came over the public address system to tell us the terrible news. Even as a young boy I […]

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Nick on November 15th, 2013

It’s the simplest and oldest military tactic in the world and it works. If you have 100 potential enemies and you can divide them into two separate groups, then pit them against each other, you can stand aside and allow them to duke it out, then sweep in and mop up the battered survivors who […]

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Nick on November 11th, 2013

I know I’m going to ruffle some feathers here, but what the heck, that’s what Bad Nick does best, right? So here goes and I am 100% serious in what I’m going to ask below. I have a lot of friends and family members who are very devout in their religious beliefs, be they Christians, […]

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