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My Plan to Become a Born-Again Voracious Reader

I’ve been a big reader for as long as I remember. The last few years I have been slacking off though. Mostly because there are a million distractions from binge watching Vampire Diaries to live tweeting reality shows to trying to find the end of the internet. I think another problem is that I tend […]

When Women Go Off-Duty.

I was reading an interview of David Sedaris in the October 2013 (I know) edition of Writer’s Digest and he mentioned a conversation he had with a woman at one of his book signings: “I heard on the radio that you were going to be here. Normally I take my bra off and it’s off […]

Twitter History: A Scary Look Back

Have you requested your twitter history yet? I finally got around to it. When I opened my first account in 2008, I really didn’t know what to do with it. But that was more than 7,000 tweets ago. If you think I’m exaggerating my cluelessness, take a look at my 1st ten tweets. 2008-12-13 learning […]

The Trouble With Writing in Coffee Shops

I love to write in coffee shops. It frees me of the usual distractions from things I could be doing instead, television shows that split my attention and bouncing among a thousand browsers. So I grabbed a big cappuccino: And a tiny little cinnamon roll: Sometimes I write rough drafts longhand  to further minimize distractions, […]

Spenser The Dog Looks At Me When I Leave For Work In The Morning

Like a small child who knows he will be left alone all day with nothing but some chew toys and a bowl of kibble. Not that I ever did that with a small child. And the statute of limitations is long past anyway.

There Are Things in the Back of My Fridge Older Than This Fitness Blogger

There Are Things in the Back of My Fridge Older Than This Fitness Blogger.

Wouldn’t You Like to Be a Checker, Too?

I’m a checker. There. I’ve said it. When I get on a plane, I check all the exits, count the seats to each and  make sure I know how to operate my mask and floatation devices. (You’re welcome, Flight Attendants. It’s me, the one who was paying attention.) When I go to the movies, a […]

The League of Extraordinary Gentlepersons

The League of Extraordinary Gentlepersons.

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown. An entry from one of my other blogs

Giving the People What They Want: Hemingway, Fitzgerald

I’m not sure when my blog became the go-to for 1920s era American expatriate writers, but it’s kind of funny. I love to look in from time to time on what brings people to my blog. What searches lead people to your blog?

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