The Saga of Joseph Malchus — Chapter 3: The Hook

CHAPTER 3: The Hook (Note: To catch up on chapter 2 go here: Chapter 2: The Set-Up) This was my latest reply to our friend Mr. Fred Aragon. Of course a transaction of this nature and size demands a face-to-face meeting in Madrid: Dear Fred: Since we received your timely and important letter much has…

The Saga of Joseph Malchus — Chapter 2: The Set-Up

Chapter 2: The Set-Up My letter worked. Fred Aragon, the great Spanish attorney extraordinaire, specializing in banking, commercial, and –of course– inheritance, replied to me. Fred Aragon, otherwise known as Strider, has returned to regain his throne as the King of Gondor. (Note: To catch up on Chapter 1, you can find it here —…

The Saga of Joseph Malchus —Chapter 1: The Big Inheritance

CHAPTER 1: The Big Inheritance Grifters gotta grift. We’ve all seen the letter. The Nigerian prince who wants to give us $20 million just to help him get his oil money out of his corrupt country. What a great idea. Whoever fell for this one ruined it for everybody. Thanks to you, the 25 year…

Let us unite against the Password Nazis

Software developers, what is going on in your brains? Seriously. I want to know. I need to… understand. I picture this conversation taking place in every suburban household and with every burgeoning young computer science student: Student: Mom, I’m going to consider a future career in the tech industry. Mom: That’s wonderful, Timmy! Student: Thanks….

The Great Milford Grocery Conspiracy: Part Deux – Redemption

I’m not an activist. Okay that was probably a lie. Sometimes I am. Since writing part one of The Great Milford Grocery Conspiracy, I can’t begin to quantify the number of comments I have received, online and in person, not just from people in Milford but all over Utah. And Canada. And England. Lately it…

The Great Milford Grocery Conspiracy: Part One – The Exposé

I don’t want to alarm any of you, but we have a problem here in Milford, Utah. Asparagus is $2.99 a lb. So what, right? I work in this small town in southern Utah. It’s not on the way to anything, and it’s not particularly scenic, and there’s not much to do here. Which is…

Why Am I? The Story of the Meat Pie

Why am I? Not, Who am I. I do mean Why am I. A friend of many years just lost her mother today. Janet Heer passed away after battling a life-ending heart ailment. I became sad after hearing the news. Why am I sad? What is it about today’s news that could possibly make me…