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.

No Respect, I Tell You!

A Tribute to Rodney Dangerfield: I was so poor growing up, if I wasn’t a boy, I would have hadnothing to play with. A girl phoned me the other day and said, “Come on over. Nobody’shome.” I went over. Nobody … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

The furnace went on last night for the first time since last spring, a welcoming sound for the way autumn is supposed to be. The overnight low went down to 44°F/7°C in Andalusia and hit below freezing in the Poconos. … Continue reading

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How Much Do I Love the Internet? Let Me Count the Ways!

Sixty-one days remain until Thanksgiving, eighty-eight ’til Christmas. Ninety-four days are left to 2019, three hundred and ninety-five before the U.S. presidential election. Yikes, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. Autumn just started last week. We need to … Continue reading

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La Plume De Ma Tante

Guess I didn’t learn my lesson from last week’s entry, so here I am again, pen in hand; no, not literally with la plume de ma tante—that’s French for “my aunt’s pen”—but tapping away on a keyboard. One of my … Continue reading

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Ode To: Why Do I Even Bother?

So much to share and disseminate, but nobody looks or listens;Why do I rack my brain while sweat on my brow glistens?Is it worth it each week on Saturday night to be sittin’,Figuring how the thoughts in my head should … Continue reading

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The Latest Fad Diet

Back on another diet, I’m not using green coffee beans this time. My first stint with utilizing the extract shed 45 pounds/20.4 kilograms/3 stones, 3 pounds, starting in June 2014, which took roughly 8 months to reach my weight-loss goal. … Continue reading

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And Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite!

Spotted a spotted lanternfly this afternoon at Pennypack Park on the Delaware River in Philly. It was lying dead on the back trail leading to the bridge over the creek. At least I thought it was dead since the bug … Continue reading

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