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It’s April. Time for Writeapalooza

There are a couple of writing challenges that begin in April. One of them is Camp NaNoWriMo. This is part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) , also known as “let’s try to write an entire novel during the business month of the year for everyone who is not an accountant.” Think about it. People are […]

March Madness #wagginnotbraggin

Spenser the Dog and March Madness   My dog Spenser decided that he wanted to fill in a bracket for this year’s NCAA basketball tourney. But with a limited vocabulary and no opposable thumbs, he could neither fill out the bracket himself, nor read me off his choices.   It was time to come up […]

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.

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 […]

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