Mark Noldy




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The legal people tell me that a disclaimer is a necessary evil given today’s litigious society. So here goes:

The views, opinions, and commentary expressed herein in are my own (or my guests) and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of my family, my pets, my web host, my employer or colleagues, my neighbors or their pets and employers, or my barber’s landscaper’s nephew’s ex-wife’s cousin.

Any satirical stories have been sufficiently fictionalized, sanitized, and made politically correct enough to offend only the most thin-skinned reader. If that’s you, try (also fictional). Any similarities to real persons in my posts or novels, either living or deceased, is purely coincidental.

All informational content contained on this blog is original and true to the best of my knowledge. Bogus, demeaning, and mean-spirited comments are unacceptable and will be deleted. If you read a post or a comment with which you disagree or find offensive, you are encouraged to post your own comments in order to balance opinion. Remember, however, the purpose of a blog is to encourage a dialogue of critical thinking, not criticism. Insightful commentary, not rhetoric.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the posts on this site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission, and I can’t thank you enough. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” (

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