Category: Robb’s Books
Books by Robb Lightfoot. These range from humor, travel, and mystery writing to how-to-manuals on public speaking, intercultural and interpersonal communication as well as product reviews. His technical books are readable and distill his experiences, including “don’t do this” advice, from years, teaching, journalism, academic research, gadget-and-gearhead-tinkering, web design, and blogging.
He loves to read about and then share the stories-behind-the-stories of inventions and adoption of innovative ideas and disruptive technologies.
His varied postings can drive more-focused people a bit crazy, but each posting will be tagged to allow readers to zero in on their key interests.
Please let me know if any story here raises questions it does not answer, or if you’d like to know more about a given topic. Helpful suggestions are welcome. robbATrobblightfoot.com
Doggone Good Gift Ideas!
Robb’s books make great gifts! You can find them on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other outlets.
Happy 38th Anniversary, Karin!
Karin and I have been married 38 years today! To celebrate, I’m releasing free copies of my humor book, Potholes on Memory Lane, tales of midlife madness. Here’s the link, it’s free through June 24, 2020, https://bit.ly/RobbzHumor . This is a collection […]
Welcome to the landing page of the “Or So It Seems” humor and mysteries series. These are funny, family-friendly stories about weird people doing stupid things. Or, maybe stupid people doing weird things. Or, maybe it’s both. Our motto is clipped from […]
The Origin of Or So It Seems stories
This was the debut column “back in the day.” The series has spun off several variations, including “ThinkingFunny.com,” and “TheLandOfBadIdeas.com.” Now, orsoitseems.com is the home of long-form humor/mysteries.
The Doggone Christmas List
…. (excerpt) So it’s entirely possible that she sees “The List” and grasps its significance in just the same way that she understands the sound of food rattling into her bowl or the sight of my wife pulling on running shoes before a walk.
I ponder, and Lucy comes over. Big brown eyes look deeply into mine, and she puts her Anatolian-Shepherd head on my knee. Maybe she’s been reading my mind. It’s been a tough year, and I’m wondering just how generous I can afford to be. Most of the kids are out of the house, so the fussing volume has subsided. I can stop and reflect on the economics of gift-giving. Maybe I can dial it back a bit, but then there’s this dog and its sustained stare…..
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Let my say up front that I’m here today, healthy and happy, because wonderful people were patient with the PIA kid that I was. Hyperactivity is hard, often, but properly directed, it can be a gift. Really. That’s the message of my […]