Author Archives: Mike Slickster

About Mike Slickster

As an early retiree with an honorary doctorate degree from the proverbial "School of Hard Knocks," this upcoming author with a lot of free time on his hands utilizes his expansive repertoire for humorous yet tragic, wildly creative writing that contains years of imaginative fantasy, pure nonsense, classic slapstick, extreme happiness and searing heartbreak; gathered by a wealth of personal experiences throughout his thrilling—sometimes mundane or unusually horrid—free-spirited, rock-'n'-roller-coaster ride around our beloved Planet Earth. Mike Slickster's illustrious quest continues, living now in Act Three of his present incarnation, quite a bit on the cutting edge of profundity and philosophical merriment as seen through his colorful characters, most notably evident in the amusing Thirty Days Across the Big Pond series, all of which can be found at Lulu.com.

It's That Time of Year Again!

Here’s hoping you had a great Thanksgiving, for those who celebrated. And for those who didn’t, hopefully you had a wonderful week. My boots blew out this morning while getting laced up. I bought the footwear on Amazon in October … Continue reading

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Time Warp

Yesterday, the 22nd, was the 56th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. For kids today, that far back must seem like McKinley’s 1901 assassination did for me. It was a Friday afternoon in 1963. … Continue reading

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Definitely Would Be Politically Incorrect If Published Today (Warning: Adult Content)

Twenty years ago this evening, Fargo North Decoder dropped into Comedy Corner, which was a posting board on my now-defunct Website that bit the dust at the beginning of this decade. I can’t believe we’re only a month and a … Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside!

An arctic blast has taken over the area, dropping the overnight temperature this morning to the low 20s F/~-6° C. Highs today were in the mid-40s F/7° C, rather cold for this time in November. Those readings are typical of … Continue reading

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Is It Fall Back Or Fall Flat On Your Face?

As an addendum to recent entries, I’d like to mention that early this morning, the growing season in Andalusia, Pa., and surrounding areas ended for another year. Temps reached below freezing for the first time since last spring, thereby halting … Continue reading

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Ode to Losing Weight

When I was young and in my prime,I’d stuff my face most any old time.Now my hair is turning gray,I only eat but two times a day. Trying to lose my flabby gut,And the extra padding on my butt;Looking at … Continue reading

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When the Frost Is On The Pumpkin

Been waiting for the first frost of autumn. It hasn’t hit us yet, but many areas around here have experienced it already, which officially ends the growing season for them. My furnace has been turning on lately, though. The photo … Continue reading

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