Doug Lefler

Category Archives: News

You can find all blog posts/news related to my projects are listed in this section.

How to Train your Schnauzer to Take Out Zombies

January 27, 2010

(reposted from sevenextraordinarythings.com)   Is it only me, or is this subject long overdue for discussion on the internet? Many people have seen police dogs being trained.  The handler wears thick padding protecting his gun arm.  The dog (usually a generously proportioned German Sheppard) clamps his canines on the assailant’s wrist and wrestles him to

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Southern California in January

January 4, 2010

(reposted from sevenextraordinarythings.com)   This past Saturday I was in Santa Barbara, revisiting the town I grew up in. Sometimes I wonder why I ever moved to Los Angeles… …Oh yeah. It was to work in the film industry. Hmmmm.

Season’s Greetings

December 24, 2009

(reposted from sevenextraordinarythings.com)   Merry Christmas Buon Natale Fröhliches Weihnachten Joyeux Noël Feliz Navidad

The Peril of Originality

December 21, 2009

(reposted from sevenextraordinarythings.com)   I’ve known would-be writers who never got their first sentence on paper because they couldn’t find an opening line that had not been written before.  The problem with originality is that it is an adjective other people use to describe your work.  You shouldn’t use it yourself.  If you are writing

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Lynn’s Garden

December 10, 2009

(reposted from sevenextraordinarythings.com)   Sometimes I worry about my wife’s fascination with the predatory insects she finds in her garden.

Noctural Patrol

November 27, 2009

(reposted from sevenextraordinarythings.com)   Twice a day I venture from home with a Miniature Schnauzer by my side. Women smile. “Ahhh — he’s so cute!” they say. I assume they are referring to the dog.  Ziggy would take exception to this if he understood human speech. These walks are not for pleasure. He is on

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