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 Always Something

Was at Lake Luxembourg in Langhorne, PA, today, talking to a friend Dawn about ticks. “I always get them on me when I come here,” she said. “Not me, I’m usually pretty lucky,” I said. We discussed the problem about … Continue reading

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Osprey Nestlings’ Head Count for 2019

During the other day, I took count of osprey nestlings along my usual stretch of the Delaware River from the New Jersey side. Four of the thirteen nests are either hard to see closeup, or not at all from Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Ode for the First of June 2019

Another week has passed us by,May turned into June, my, oh my.Soon it will be the 4th of July,Followed by the dog days of August to make me sigh. Racking my brain for something to write,For my weekly tirade due … Continue reading

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Born in the U.S.A.

Memorial Day Weekend has arrived again extra quickly this year, in this blogster’s humble opinion. Seems as if springtime fast-forwarded, like a tape on an old reel-to-reel recorder. Remember those, or even cassette decks and VCRs? Does anyone actually use … Continue reading

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Child of the Moon

The bad guys can’t get away with much these days, especially from all the people using smartphone cameras to video-capture everything and placing the events on Social Media in hopes of having their clips go viral on the Internet. The … Continue reading

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If It Doesn’t Work, Use a Bigger Hammer!

Infernal car alarms are enough to drive someone nuts, especially when the device goes off in the middle of the night, and the owner of that respective vehicle doesn’t hear its habitually blaring horn to shut it off. This has … Continue reading

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Another Lesson Learned

Decided to take a chance and headed back to Lake Luxembourg today for checking on how the bald eagles were doing. I dedicated an entry two weeks ago about how this location seems to be bad luck for me. Finally … Continue reading

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