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.

Nothing’s Easy Anymore!

In anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, the 21st of August, much to-do can be found everywhere with regards to protecting one’s eyes during the event, no matter where a person views the celestial extravaganza. At my particular … Continue reading

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There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute of the Day!

A couple updates from prior diatribes are noteworthy. Firstly, last week’s entry about the broken cup holder in the Cooper, damaged as a result of the mechanic’s smashing into it with the front seat while the car was being state-inspected, … Continue reading

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Curses, Foiled Again!

“Procrastination: hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off now,” expressed a meme I posted on Twitter for #WordlessWednesday. It garnered one like. Perhaps my faithful followers were waiting until later to respond, but I deleted … Continue reading

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Don’t Bug Me!

Ever come across a bug in your home, not an electronic device; but one which usually has a chitinous exoskeleton, three sets of legs and body parts, with two antennae? Then there are centipedes, spiders and millipedes, something that isn’t … Continue reading

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No Laughter is Prohibited!

What has happened to everyone’s sense of humor? Can’t we poke fun at anything anymore without feeling like a pariah afterward? In this politically charged society: be it correct or incorrect, racially motivated, downright hateful, selfishly inspired; or truly symbiotic … Continue reading

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A Politically Correct Or Incorrect Tirade?

So, what’s there to bitch about today? Climate change? Naw, that’s fake news, even though a one-trillion-metric-ton iceberg has just broken off of Antarctica and is now floating around in the Southern Ocean. How did that happen, I wonder? Can … Continue reading

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The Life of a Lazy Bum

Here’s a topic to which many scriveners can relate. Is it still a no-no to end a sentence with a preposition? According to Merriam-Webster, no, it’s not. So, perhaps the thesis sentence for this essay should read, “Here’s a topic … Continue reading

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