I know I’m not psychic, but…

imageIn my email this morning were 15 messages from “Psychic Source” offering me 50% off their online psychic readings. If they were REALLY psychic, wouldn’t they already know I don’t want their crap?

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

44 thoughts on “I know I’m not psychic, but…”

  1. Ned, I gotta know, do you used VO5 hairspray for men on that gorgeous mane of yours? You always seem so perfectly coiffed. I am asking this because: 1. I am not psychic. 2. Because I am not tall enough to see in your bathroom window. πŸ˜‰

    1. Lol! Premature baldness is definitely NOT a trait in the Hickson lineage πŸ™‚ Aside from a little Suave gel and some hair spray, I don’t do much to it. I get razzed at the fire station about it, but only because most of them are going bald πŸ˜‰

        1. It’s definitely a draw with benefits to both, I’m sure. As someone once told me, “Less hair to style but more face to wash.” Always glad to inspire πŸ˜‰

      1. Hair spray is highly flammable, as I’ve seen the results some big 80’s banged hair, teamed with half a can of Aqua Net and one of those cheap Pump Stop lighters can have on a ‘do!! lol

        1. Hahaha! As much as they’d like to tell me they lost their hair fighting fires, I know better. But I make sure my hair is inside my helmet and shroud, just in case!

  2. Psychic Source should meet my husband. Whenever anyone asks him if he’s read his horoscope, he always says, “We Scorpios don’t believe in that crap.”
    πŸ˜€

  3. Think my old man would rather have the psychics pestering him than the Viagra β€˜doctors’ … he’s beginning to get a complex. Think yourself lucky …

  4. Good point. Maybe THEY should invest in some magic 8 balls. I’ve been perplexed lately as to WHY I receive almost daily emails from a company that is pimping out lonely married women that would like some discreet fun…

  5. I’m not psychic so I have to ask this question…where do you get that cool Mr. Kotter Roman head pedestal pen holder thing over your right shoulder?

    And to answer your question, yes I am odd. But, then you already knew that didn’t you? πŸ˜‰

    1. Hahaha! Yes I knew that, which is an attribute in my book πŸ˜‰

      As for the pedestal pen holder thing, it’s actually a ceramic piece a reader made and sent in. That’s my head (I was younger then) on top of a roman-style column. The piece is called “Ned’s Column.” It just so happens the pen I signed my first book contract with sits perfectly on it, so I keep it there so I won’t lose it. Kind of like my head in general.
      I’ll Tweet you a photo of it β€” it’s pretty cool…!

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