Skateboarding on the Appian Way and Other Short Stories

Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Sedated and Often Sedation is commonly used in procedures like dentistry, cosmetic surgery, and the grand-daddy of all barbaric and diabolic tortures known to mankind: the dread vasectomy. Other times, sedatives are given to people just to get them to shut up. My kids wish I would try some for this purpose, and right away please…. What to Do The state of Arizona, facing a budget shortfall of two billion dollars, and having been unable to arrange credit through mainstream banking channels, tried to secure a loan from “Shady Hank’s Check Cashing and 24 Hour Laundrette” at a monthly compounding interest rate of 387 %. The plan unraveled however, when the state could not show proper identification and tried to collateralize the Grand Canyon…. Some Foods Never Learn There are foods no one likes. At the top of this long list is liver. Why would a meat of such immense revulsion think anyone would want to eat it? Sauerkraut takes a close second on this dubious menu. The entire German nation is dead wrong, verzeihen Sie mir, when it thinks this culinary “delight” has any sort of spot atop the world’s charter of consumable delicacies…. ….and many more! Here's another irritating collection of nonsense from the author who bored you with “My Parakeet was an Anarchist.” What others are saying about Skateboarding on the Appian Way: “I already know what it says.” – Steve Manning “I laughed so hard my back hurts.” – Quasimodo “I am not fat.” – Frisket Macc Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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I am a farmer’s son from Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA, but life has taken me different places, and I draw some of my ideas from those experiences. I began writing in earnest in the spring of 2009, when the pending departure for college of my eldest child dictated that I find a diversion to pull me out of the doldrums. Writing short stories and essays provided that diversion, and after a few of my pieces were accepted by some humour publications, I decided to take the next step and get my writing into print in a serious way. “My Parakeet was an Anarchist” was published in 2009, and “Skateboarding on the Appian Way” in 2010. I intend to follow those two paperbacks with a third volume of essays, “A Vaporous Collection of Moments” in 2012. Dominic Macchiaroli is available for interviews and to write feature articles as well as guest blogs.
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Publisher
Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Published on
Apr 30, 2010
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Pages
127
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ISBN
9781905809851
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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Dominic Macchiaroli
Do you have enormous difficulty with your clothing? My shoes and I are constantly at odds because they regularly kidnap my socks. In my house, all kinds of conspiracies abound. Does your cat think you’re stupid? If so, you should be concerned, and this book will tell you why. My cat insults me every day with his ‘I know better than you, idiot’ looks. So do the rabbits in the backyard. It’s hard not being liked by the house pets. Do you find history, holidays, travel, and even fruit funny? I’ve lost count of the times that I’ve sat in my car in the middle of a traffic jam, while pondering these subjects and many others, along with odd moments too numerous to count. And what is a moment? Here is my own description: A moment is technically ninety seconds. A minute is less than that. And a ‘New York Minute’ is the shortest measurable unit of time, with the possible exception of my own patience when someone tells me to “wait a second.” But read this book and find out more. Let me relieve you of a small sum of your vast wealth and leave you with a feeling of exhaustion brought on by nothing more than a bit of laughter and just a hint of incredulity….. A Vaporous Collection of Moments is an assemblage of seventy-five essays and mad rants on subjects too ridiculous to ignore. Dominic Macchiaroli is also the author of ‘My Parakeet was an Anarchist’ and ‘Skateboarding on the Appian Way’ What others would say about this book, if they were living: “I came, I saw, I read!” - G.J. Caesar “Sic semper tyrrific!!” - J.W. Booth “I am not a pastry!” - L.H. Oswald Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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Dominic Macchiaroli
Do you have enormous difficulty with your clothing? My shoes and I are constantly at odds because they regularly kidnap my socks. In my house, all kinds of conspiracies abound. Does your cat think you’re stupid? If so, you should be concerned, and this book will tell you why. My cat insults me every day with his ‘I know better than you, idiot’ looks. So do the rabbits in the backyard. It’s hard not being liked by the house pets. Do you find history, holidays, travel, and even fruit funny? I’ve lost count of the times that I’ve sat in my car in the middle of a traffic jam, while pondering these subjects and many others, along with odd moments too numerous to count. And what is a moment? Here is my own description: A moment is technically ninety seconds. A minute is less than that. And a ‘New York Minute’ is the shortest measurable unit of time, with the possible exception of my own patience when someone tells me to “wait a second.” But read this book and find out more. Let me relieve you of a small sum of your vast wealth and leave you with a feeling of exhaustion brought on by nothing more than a bit of laughter and just a hint of incredulity….. A Vaporous Collection of Moments is an assemblage of seventy-five essays and mad rants on subjects too ridiculous to ignore. Dominic Macchiaroli is also the author of ‘My Parakeet was an Anarchist’ and ‘Skateboarding on the Appian Way’ What others would say about this book, if they were living: “I came, I saw, I read!” - G.J. Caesar “Sic semper tyrrific!!” - J.W. Booth “I am not a pastry!” - L.H. Oswald Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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