A Proper Yet Entirely Unnecessary Bio

I love my fellow authors, but they do something that really irritates me. They craft long and tedious bios. With all due respect, you’re not Stephen King or J. K. Rowling. Nobody cares that your eccentric high school teacher inspired you to become a writer. Of...

Chops’ Magical List of Wonder Beers

It’s no secret that I’m an avid fan of craft beer. I love the stuff. Hell, just talking about it is making me want to bust one open. In fact … (brief pause for commercial break) … okay, that’s better. I’ve spent the better part of a...

Chops, Azeroth, and the Housing Bust

Many people know me as Chops. My nephew calls me Uncle Chops. My friend in Tahoe calls me Chopsicles. But alas, I am not the proud owner of bushy mutton chops, nor do I wield an epic cleaver. So, why that nickname? I created the moniker back in 2007 when I started...