Macbook Air 11 Inch

25 Reasons I Love Writing with My Macbook Air Notebook

13 October 2013

Before I finally broke down and bought a Macbook Air computer, I laughed at them for years. I had a MAC 17 inch G4 Powerbook back in 2001 I think it was. It was junk. I couldn’t even get the cursor to move fast enough using the trackpad, I’d have had to use a mouse. […]

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Goal: Climb 10,000 Vertical Meters in August?

17 August 2014

There’s no question, it’s the goal. I was thinking 7,000 or something and then a friend chimed in – hey, why not 10,000? So, that’s what it became. I’ve not done that many vertical meters in a month before, or even close to it in the past, but it is not beyond reason. So far […]

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Writing Code – Day 2

07 August 2014

Just a quick update. Day 2 writing code. I’m learning how to write Objective C and how to use the XCode interface which helps developers build applications for iPhones and iPads. It couldn’t be more ridiculous and abstract. I’d love to meet the clowns that made this language up. I picture a couple of toucans […]

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Dreaming About My Old Best Friend

06 August 2014

I’ve been having some great dreams about my old best friend growing up. We knew each other from kindergarten I think it was, possibly before that. Just cannot remember clearly enough to remember which age exactly, but we grew up together on the same street. His family was like my second family. We spent thousands […]

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XCode Writing for IOS Apps

Reinventing Myself as a Writer… of Code

06 August 2014

I was looking at the Forbes list of billionaires the other day. I know I need to stop mucking around and just do this, but it has been such a long time in coming. I’ve constantly reinvented myself over the last 30 years since I became an ‘adult’. 1984-1987 US Air Force – administrative duties, […]

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High School Graduation – Freedumb is Yours

04 August 2014

This is from part of a chapter in my Kicking Life’s Ass! book, which I renamed to “The Ultimate Life!” If you have kids graduating from high school – read it over and throw it their way. Freedumb As you graduate from high school you’re in the best position you were EVER IN during your […]

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How to Make BIG Decisions Easily!

03 August 2014

I notice that with age I become more and more frazzled with big decisions I have to make. Why is that? Probably because the decisions I make in my late forties are major life changing decisions. What I decide will affect not only me, but my family, my kids. I need to make the right […]

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Vern with Two Apple MacBooks

Which is Better for Writers – MacBook Pro 13 Retina or MacBook Air 11?

31 July 2014

Which MacBook is better for writers? That’s what I set out to answer as I compared these two computers. The MacBook Pro retina 13-inch and the MacBook Air 11-inch are obviously different machines, but if you are ready to choose between MacBook notebook computers, you should watch this review. Now that I own both of […]

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When Shit Hits The Fan (SHTF) – Tomorrow

26 July 2014

My brother had a website that supplies people with tons of different items one might need when shit hits the fan (SHTF). What is SHTF? It’s a point where society breaks down. Polite society. It’s a situation where there will be fighting for food, for safety, for items of value like lighters, matches, gasoline, and […]

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Hopeless Woman Writer

Figure Out Your Trigger for GSD

24 July 2014

I think all writers have something that pulls them out of procrastination and launches them into Getting Shit Done (GSD) mode. I know what mine is. I wonder if you know what yours is. Most of the time I don’t need one. I just decide to do something and do it. I’ve created over 100 […]

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Stephen King’s Tips on Writing – Worth a Read!

23 July 2014

Just a quick link to share with other writers. I thought I’d read everything coming out of Stephen King’s lips. Then my sister threw me a link to this on Facebook. Wow. I’ve read these tips three times now and I’ve pinned the tab in my browser so I can read them another ten times […]

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Green Face Jewish Holocaust Memorial

2:46 a.m.

23 July 2014

I’ve never written a blog post in the wee hours. I’m never awake. Tonight I feigned sleeping at 7:30 p.m. so my four-year-old would sleep faster. She did. Then I did too. I awoke at 11:30. Been up since. I’ve had a beer and listened to dozens of great songs by The Prodigy; The Smiths; […]

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Here is How Amazon Will Discount Books and Kill Author Income

18 July 2014

Amazon offers all you can read for $9.99 per month. Here are some of the details. Does it add up? If you’re an author, you might be wondering how in the world Amazon is going to pay you a fair rate for a read of your book when someone taking advantage of this deal might […]

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Ball Lightning Lithograph

Ball Lightning, Alien Encounter, Hallucination, or God?

17 July 2014

You know how you think you know what is real, what is possible on the earth in life, in terms of experience? I mean, all of you reading this probably have a pretty good grasp on “REALITY” and what that means, what it encompasses. I did too. Until last year. Late afternoon in a 5th […]

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MacBook Air 11 vs. MacBook Pro 13 Retina – Should You Upgrade?

05 July 2014

Some of you are wondering – “Should I upgrade my MacBook Air 11 to the MacBook Pro 13 Retina?” I’ve had the MacBook Air 11 inch computer for about a year and a half. I’ve had the MacBook Pro 13-inch retina screen computer for about two weeks. I had often thought about upgrading from the […]

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A dead bird that must have fallen on the see through roof at my wife's workplace. This just might be part of the cover for the new book.

New Computer and New Book

25 June 2014

The Macbook Air 11 inch died when I overloaded it with files to the point where I cannot even boot it up. I can’t do anything with it, it is essentially a $1,200 light aluminum brick. I could have bought another hard drive (SSD) for $250 and installed it, making my present SSD an external […]

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48 Years Later…

01 May 2014

Last night around midnight I decided – this is the beginning of my next phase of life. I turned 48 today. It’s a good time to take a look at what I’m doing, what I’ve done, and get moving forward again. I’ll be changing to a new operating procedure. Life will look a lot different. […]

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Dead, Dying, and the Undone

26 April 2014

The day began not right. Expectations weren’t met, and the day was solidifucked from the get-go. Still, somewhere around lunch I headed out to run anyway. My Saturday run up the mountain is my time. Hell, it’s my mountain. Nobody else has been up it hundreds of times. Just me. It’s a 35 minute drive […]

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Third Book in Thailand’s Sickest Series – On the Way

27 March 2014

I was looking at and it was so motivating to me that I decided last night around midnight that I’d write the third installment in the Thailand’s Sickest trilogy. I think it’s a trilogy anyway, let’s see what happens. Writing Thailand fiction is easy for me, I’ve been here for a decade and not […]

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The Red Room a fiction short story by Mike Fook

Mike Fook Short Stories Going FREE!

21 March 2014

I was asking people to register for reading my short stories here at, then I thought, ahh, screw it. Let everyone have them for free. Hopefully I can increase readership of my novels by introducing more people to my stories. Click below to see 3 short stories you can download now for FREE. Mike […]

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Arrival in Savannakhet, Laos

20 March 2014

Cars, motorbikes, tuk-tuks, and vans whiz by in front of me, they’re all in a rush, but where are they going in this bored to death town, I couldn’t guess. Two Laotian boys walk by, one with his arm over the other boy’s shoulders. I ate Mussaman curry, a Thai dish, served by a Japanese […]

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