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Richard Lee Byers
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Happy Valentine's Day, everybody, whatever you and your partner are into!
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Time for the Ape of the Day!

Fun fact: Bezborodov’s annual performance reviews consistently criticized his communication style for “mixed messages.”
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Fun fact: It was impossible for Dr. Brewster to visit his mom without being told how well Mrs. Robertson’s son Howard the urologist was doing.
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Happy birthday to the discovery of the Coso artifact! It happened near Olancha, California, on this day in 1961!

The Coso artifact is allegedly a 500,000 year-old rock that had a spark plug in the middle of it. Fringe-science enthusiasts have suggested that the artifact constitutes evidence of a prehistoric visit by extraterrestrials, the advanced technology of Atlantis, or a trip into the past by time travelers.

All these theories seem a bit off, though, considering that the spark plug appears to be not just a generic spark plug but specifically a Champion spark plug from the 1920’s. It’s difficult to imagine why even time travelers would be toting around that particular item, and just to make matters even more discouraging, there was actually no reliable way to date the stone, and geologists indicate it could have formed around a foreign object by accretion in mere decades, not millennia.

Too bad. Occam’s razor notwithstanding, it’s fun to imagine aliens, Atlanteans, and/or time travelers cruising around the Pleistocene in Model T’s and A’s. If by any chance it really happened, I hope they had all the other trappings of the Roaring Twenties as well.
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Good luck to any Florida fencers competing in the Junior Olympics this weekend, especially my friends from Tampa's Fencing Academy!
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Happy birthday to Judd Winick, born on this day in 1970!

I’ve enjoyed a lot of his comics writing including THE ADVENTURES OF BARRY WEEN, BOY GENIUS and his work on the DC books GREEN ARROW, GREEN ARROW AND BLACK CANARY, SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER, and THE TRIALS OF SHAZAM. I wish I had Hulu so I could watch THE AWESOMES, on which he’s the head writer. I imagine it’s good.
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Spotted in checkout line of my local Publix:

The current issue of the National Enquirer has a story declaring Ted Cruz unfit to be President. I infer this is their bid to become a credible news source.
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Thanks you, SwampCon, for having me as an author guest this weekend!
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Happy birthday to Frederick Douglass, born on this day (or close to it) in 1818!

“I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”
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Time for the Ape of the Day!

Fun fact: Thun’Da, King of the Congo, later acknowledged that he’d forgotten to put fresh seed in the feeder. But he still criticized the jungle birds for a “pissy, entitled attitude.”
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I watched this and many other movies with pretty much the identical plot because they have valuable lessons to impart. Here's one of them:

If you have a ghost-hunting reality TV show and you make it through 99 episodes, quit. Do NOT shoot that hundredth episode.
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  • Self
    Writer, 1986 - present
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Tampa, FL - Plant City, FL - Lakeland, FL - Columbus, Ohio
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I write fantasy and horror fiction.
Introduction
I'm Richard Lee Byers, the author of over thirty fantasy and horror novels including a number set in the Forgotten Realm universe. My current projects include The Brotherhood of the Griffon, an ongoing series about a mercenary (excuse me, sellsword) company in the Forgotten Realms, and The Impostor, an ongoing series that's either a superhero comic in prose or a modern version of a hero pulp depending on your frame of reference.
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From a recent review of The Impostor #1: Half a Hero: The Impostor #1: Half a Hero succeeds in everything that it was trying to accomplish. It was entertaining, had interesting and likable characters, an intriguing story and world, and leaves you wanting more. It’s something that I can see myself following as more of this series comes out. It’s definitely worth checking out. http://travizzt.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/the-impostor-1-half-a-hero-by-richard-lee-byers/
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  • University of South Florida
    Psychology, 1972 - 1975
  • Ohio State University
    Psychology, 1968 - 1972
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