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.

Losing it!

Lost my Fitbit in the woods the other day while hiking around, attempting to capture a Pulitzer prize-winning photograph, or any prize-winning photo for that matter. I remember exactly where it happened. Seems like I’ve been trying to lose it … Continue reading

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Get Over It!

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season … Continue reading

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Nothing’s Easy Anymore

When Pop died I inherited his gold ring, set with his mother’s wedding diamond along with an array of smaller ones, which is quite a memento for me. I’ve been wearing it ever since. During the warm weather, it fits … Continue reading

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Routine Standard Time Conundrum

All the clocks in the household: the digital alarm in the bedroom, clock on the stove and dining-room wall, stereo system, thermostat and wrist watches—a couple of which need to have their batteries changed, not to mention those in the … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween In Advance

Fall is in full swing, at least for the vibrant colors. Temperature-wise, the area around Philly has been more like late-spring and early-summer, not that I’m complaining. A cold front is passing through now, which will reset the climate to … Continue reading

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Never-Ending Struggle

As an update to last week’s entry, the Cooper was fixed late-Tuesday afternoon, all except for the interior door handle’s trim, which also covers the adjacent Harmen Kardon sound system’s tweeter. Why’s that? The mechanic damaged it when removing the … Continue reading

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It Is What It Is

At the end of the day, it is what it is, which are two of the most overused phrases in our vernacular today. My gut feeling is that we should hit the ground running and remain on the same page … Continue reading

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The Lost Year

Who’d ever have thought at the end of 2019 that the forthcoming year would be truly dystopian? Not me, certainly. I imagined it would be like all the others pertaining to my having bad luck and getting no respect, but … Continue reading

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Happy Autumnal Equinox In Advance!

The dead body was still warm. Seething maggots waited to devour it, attempting already to fill the corpse’s void with their appointed morality, utter contempt and blatant hypocrisy. The preceding would make a great lead-in for a horror story, a … Continue reading

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The Fedora From Fender

As promised in the last entry, I posted a photo of the fedora from Fender—shown above—bought during their end-of-summer sale. Also, that’s one of two t-shirts I purchased for $6.00 apiece. The one shown in last week’s post cost $5. … Continue reading

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