Category Archives: Arnie’s Thoughts



When you start to grow up, people all around you tell you what you “need” to do. You need to do this. You need to do that. Blah blah blah. Who made all these “rules” for life?

I understand that there’s a time and place for everything, but I just don’t see the need to lose that sense of childhood wonder. One of my most favorite things from my childhood was video games. I’m talking about the original video games from the Nintendo. Wow, I spent a lot of hours playing all Super Mario World. As a matter of fact, I attempted to break the world’s speed record for beating the original Mario World on Nintendo. At the time, the record was 5 minutes and 9 seconds. I would invite friends over and they would gather around with a stopwatch and witness me going at it. Unfortunately, the closest I got was 5 minutes and 24 seconds!

Here’s the video of the world record:

I kinda got sidetracked, but let me get back to what I was saying. So while I may be an adult now… I still am a kid 🙂

I have a lot of hobbies. I like to write, run, and play video games. I was thinking… Since I like to write so much, I should create my own kind of notebooks. So I did and I combined it with another one of the things I love most… video games!

This creative notebook has 100 lined pages to creatively use an unlimited amount of ways. It also contains a table of contents for easy navigation and quick referencing. Young creatives can use this awesome notebook for creative writing, as a journal or diary, doodling and sketching, creating goals, making lists, daily planner, class notes, jotting down ideas, making notes about video games, or as a school notebook. There are endless uses to the creative potential of this notebook.

There are 10 colors in the Gamer Series. Collect them all!

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Excellent for students, artists, creatives, children, teens, and adults.

  • 100 lined pages
  • Perfect, handy size — 7 x 10 inches
  • Professional, high-quality matte soft cover

Makes the perfect gift for videogame lovers, creative writers, artists, and creative kids of all ages.

This notebook makes a terrific gift for kids. You can use it for class notes, meeting notes, or jotting down ideas on the go. Honestly, there are unlimited uses for this creative notebook!

Grab yours on Amazon today!

Spooktacular Halloween Jokes!

Halloween is right around the corner. It is one of my most favorite holidays of the year. I get so excited thinking about what my Halloween costume will be. I’m still undecided for this year, but when I find out I’ll be sure to let you know!

I just released my newest book, Spooktacular Halloween Jokes. It is a brand-new Halloween joke collection with lots of spooky Halloween jokes, knee-slappers, and moan-n-groaners. You will cackle at all the jokes about monsters, ghouls, witches, ghosts, zombies, and more. It is sure to crack up your little ghouls and goblins with nonstop puns and jokes about everything Halloween. This refreshing classic is a perfect fit for the entire family to enjoy together!

Makes an excellent gift for kids and joke lovers!

Q: What did the police officer say about the mummy murder mystery?
A: It is time to wrap it up!

Q: What vampire loves sweets?
A: Count Snackula!

Q: What is a ghost’s favorite dessert?
A: Boo-berry pie!

♦ Also available in paperback and audiobook formats ♦

Click Here to Check out the Book on Amazon

(Kindle Unlimited can read this book for free)

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The Glad Game

Have you ever played the GLAD GAME?

It’s very simple and really fun! Basically you make a big list full of things you are glad and grateful for. It can be anything in the whole wide world!

After you have created your list, spend some time cutting out images, pictures, drawings, and collecting items that represent the things you are grateful for. Get a poster board and glue or tape these things to your poster. Hang the poster in your room to remind you of all the things you can be glad about!

The Leaves Start to Change

As a kid, I always loved this time of year. It was always so exciting. We were back in school, there were lots of activities going on, and the leaves would begin to change.

Every year when the leaves begin to change, it always brings back such fond memories of childhood. My brother and I would play a game. We would see who could catch the most falling leaves. Such simple things can make you so happy.

With every season, there comes a new one. It is an evergoing cycle.

So when the leaves begin to change, you are watching the seasons change.

Paperback Books Available!

After a few weeks of hard work, I am proud to say the majority of my books are now available in paperback format! If you enjoyed the eBooks and audiobooks, you will really enjoy the new paperbacks.

Browse my author page on Amazon to find your favorite book!

Would You Rather…..?

When my brother and I were little we would play a game called the “Would You Rather” game. It was very simple. You would ask the other person would they rather do _____ or do _____ (and you fill in the blank with two random things). It was always so much fun. So I wasRead More

5 Quick Tips to Help Children Read More

Reading can be a lot of fun, especially when you find the right book! Here are some straightforward ideas to help your child enjoy reading more: 1. Let your kids see you reading Children will mirror what they see their parents doing. Set a good example and read! 2. Surround your child with reading materialRead More

The Things I’m Grateful For…

We all have so much to be thankful for that it is sometimes very easy to overlook it all. When is the last time you sat down and truly counted your blessings? Here’s a few things that I’m grateful for: being alive amazing readers and fans all over the world the air I breathe cleanRead More

Top 5 Fun Ways For Children to Learn

What’s the best way to teach children? The answer may be easier than you think! Just let them learn on their own, in their own time and at their own pace. You will be amazed by what they are capable of and how fast they learn new things. Here’s 5 tips on how to provide interestingRead More

Today is the Best Day of Your Life

If someone asked you what the best day of you life was what would you say? Someone asked me that the other day. I didn’t know what to say because I’ve never really put much thought into it. I’ve had a lot of good days. I’ve had a lot of bad days. It was tooRead More

After 25 Years My Dreams Have Come True!

I Wish Upon a Falling Star.. Remember when you were a kid? What did you want to be when you were a grown-up? At various ages, I wanted to be a king, an astronaut, circus star, second baseman for the Atlanta Braves, a pilot, and a children’s book author. At age 20, I had noRead More