Tag Archive | shenanigans

A is for Awkward Photojournalism – The Return

A is for Awkward Photojournalism – The Return

This was a long-standing feature of my blog. Just sharing pictures of oddities I came across in my travels. . This disappeared when I discovered Instagram. You are welcome to follow me there, but I have to warn you that it’s very wiener dog heavy. This is apparently a problem at Wegmans. They have live music […]

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 […]

Domestic Violets: Corporate Shenanigans or Literary Legacy

Imagine a fictional  son of John Updike (Couples and Rabbit Updike, before he begin living entirely in his own head). Add healthy doses of Dave Barry and Scott Adams and sprinkle with a little hipster. This is Tom Violet, the snarky, mis-employed son of critically acclaimed, womanizing author Curtis Violet. Matthew Norman’s Domestic Violets details […]


My dog is very old, very lethargic and very sedentary. She is mostly blind, completely deaf, arthritic and lumpy. Her favorite activities are sleeping, sighing, panting and nudging your elbow until you pet her. But late in life, she has discovered shenanigans. Every morning when we leave for work, leaving her alone for the day, […]