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Thank you for joining me for this interview, Mr. DeBrie. Would you mind briefly introducing yourself?

Not at all... I'm Chris DeBrie; call me "D" if you see me. I live in Virginia. I'm somebody's son and somebody's brother. I've dipped in Iceland's Blue Lagoon. And I love Nutter Butters.

Shakespeare Ashes focuses on the lives and relationships of young people. Will you tell us more about the book?

The story follows four characters in their twenties. All of them intersect to varying degrees. It's written mostly in first person, because I wanted to use real-life... Read More

101 Uses for a Dead Chicken

For a number of years now I’ve been working on a cookbook that contains only recipes for chicken. Chicken that’s roasted and chicken that’s stewed. Chicken that’s braised and chicken that’s fried. Chicken in salads, in sandwiches, in soups, on pizzas …. You get the drift.

And then it struck: chef/writer’s block. I was out of recipes; and no amount of urging and cajoling from my friends and loved ones could do anything to help. I disdained all of their suggestions: ‘Borrow one recipe from some other cookbook.’ ‘Change the name of the book to... Read More

I'm not sure that reading about economics is the healthiest thing for me. One one hand, it's intellectually enriching and allows me to explore a topic that I never had the good sense to get into while still in college, and develop a new skill set as a businessman. However, on the other hand, it gets me thinking about just precisely what I would pay for certain things, no matter how unsavory they are. Because, in a purely economic world, if people are willing to pay for something, it would be for sale.Unfortunately for my girlfriend, if she ends up in the car with me, this means having... Read More

What if they sold houses like

True believers sell heaven?

© 8-1-09 By David M Payne

I'm always amazed that people buy into the God/religion biz and its promise of heaven for the true believer. That's assuming you pick the right religion, sect, cult etc to begin with, but that's another essay.

Try this out. You are invited to a seminar on buying a house for only 10% of your income! Well, that’s a great price for most people, so you go. Boy this is some kind of seminar, lots of people there who are singing the praises of this housing deal... Read More

Two years ago, I saw Rajiv Satyal, aka Funny Indian, perform at the Ice House in Pasadena. We quickly became good friends (at least I believe so). Our meetings usually involved me driving him to airports, hanging out with him before and after his shows, or introducing him and his roommate to avocado ice cream. But what really made this Funny Indian tick? A couple weeks ago, Rajiv was kind enough to grace me with his presence at Twain's café in Studio City for a sit down interview.

Wolviela: How would you describe your comedy?

Funny Indian: The point of difference versus... Read More

A brief series in which I take a tongue-in-cheek look at certain subjects in light of how I have found both myself (and others) to display levels of conditioning to which we might wish ourselves (or like to claim ourselves) immune. Beginning with the seemingly frivolous "hair," and working up to more clearly serious issues such as relationship structure and marriage, I seek to illustrate how plainly our reactions to certain situations and topics can begin to remind us how far from "free" is this "will" we tout so boldly. Ultimately the goal is not to suggest that we are chained, though, but in... Read More

When did humour become down-/up-graded and when was the last time you were so tickled by something or someone that you laughed till you cried? Recently at a social gathering, more so an outing to the local pub I was engaged in a heated debate with my peers; my vocal cords were on a roll. After a lengthy discussion with my mates, one of them brought up a topic saying that if you text someone and that someone didn’t text you back you had lost. "Lost what?" I immediately asked. They want on to add that not only had the person who had text lost but that they had had the last laugh. Wait... Read More

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