Holiday Hell



Holiday Hell
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Admit it. You’re over the holidays. It’s the same headaches, over and over again, every single year. The cold weather, the rampant commercialism, the nightmarish travel, the time spent with that uncle you’ve been trying to avoid…The only relief in sight is the arrival of January 2nd and the return of our everyday lives.

While your family argues about politics while re-watching the same classically festive movie for the thousandth time, you can sneak away and use this book to color away your holiday blues. Drinking while you color is highly encouraged.

Features 13 illustrations and 13 patterns to color.

Todd Kale is an illustrator who often spends his time wondering how Bigfoot spends the holidays. His work is at

Dave Metrick is a project manager and freelance writer who has a love/hate relationship with the holidays and a love/love relationship with winter beer. When he’s not busy counting down the days until January, he blogs about running as the Reluctant Runner.

Election 2016 The Year We Gave Up

Election 2016 The Year We Gave Up
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The 2016 Presidential Campaign cycle has been a surreal roller coaster ride that may ultimately end with the election of America’s first reality show Commander in Chief. The race for the White House has become such a sideshow we now find ourselves debating the validity of private email servers and whether or not a candidate’s “hand” size should sway voters’ intentions.

While the two major parties endlessly debate which candidate is ready to lead the free world, perhaps we can all get together and agree that the soothing power of coloring is the unifying force that can deliver us from the unfortunate reality that is American politics. Or perhaps coloring can just help relieve the feeling of helplessness that permeates our soul.

Features 26 coloring pages.

About the Authors:
Todd Kale is an illustrator who misses the days when outlandish political rants were only found on late night AM radio conspiracy talk shows. His work is at

Dave Metrick is a project manager and freelance writer who is often frustrated with spineless politicians, the ridiculousness of modern media coverage, and an electorate who wants to have its cake and eat it too. When he’s not busy complaining, he blogs about running as the Reluctant Runner.

Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit


Announcing our new book: Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit… and Other Stupid Stuff We Say in the Corporate World available from

Are you interested in baking someone into a process at work?
Leading a paradigm shift?
Or maybe you just feel like drilling down after a nice data dump so you can flesh out a straw dog to help everyone get their ducks in a row and sing from the same song-sheet.

Whether you understood any of that or had no idea what you just read, you’ve probably heard these expressions lobbed around the corporate world with some regularity. What does all of this mean?

In meetings on his first job out of college, James Sudakow found himself struggling to pick up a bizarre new language: corporate-speak. He pretended to know what they were saying, but in actuality, he had no idea what expressions like “singing from the same song sheet” or “picking the low hanging fruit” meant or why strange phrases like these were being used to talk about business operations. Had he missed something important in his education that would have prepared him for this?

With time, Sudakow adapted to the language; and much to his own embarrassment, he found himself actually using many of these same expressions. For his own sanity, he came up with a plan to combat this corporate-speak language – and it all started with a whiteboard in his office. He listed all of the words and phrases his colleagues, even superiors, were not allowed to use in his office – less they allowed themselves to be subjected to some form of office hazing.

“I wondered if we all knew how ridiculous we sounded using these generally weird phrases, instead of just speaking in plain English.” Sudakow says.“I wanted to call attention to the way we were all communicating and see if we could change it.”

Ironically, not only did his experiment not deter their use of any of the expressions on his whiteboard, Sudakow found that his colleagues put up with the hazing with seemingly far too much enjoyment and also began to actually, if not enthusiastically, add additional phrases to his whiteboard, taking great pride in their contributions.

That whiteboard became the premise for his new book, Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit… and Other Stupid Stuff We Say in the Corporate World, a humorous corporate glossary that sheds an irreverent light on the weird things we say in the corporate world every day.

Available in print and Kindle formats from Amazon.