Dear Fiction Writer: I don’t read your blog. Seriously, I don’t. I’m an avid reader. I read a lot of novels. I couldn’t care less about your blog. Look, I’m trying to be nice, if you love blogging, great, but it’s not going to make me buy your book. Only your book will do that. I try out new authors… Read more »
Merry Christmas, everybody. Hope you’re spending it with family and friends, as I am. Here’s a little treat, a personal favorite: “White Wine in the Sun” by Tim Minchin. And if you haven’t listened to Minchin before, check out the rest of his songs on YouTube. Great stuff.
Note to Self: Accidentally sleeping with your contacts on may result in scratchy eyes and a bit of a headache, but it doesn’t help you remember your dreams more clearly as you might have hoped.
I got one of those Social Security summary statements in the mail yesterday. You know the ones: They tell you your monthly benefits depending on which age you retire — 72, 65, or early retirement at 62. I saw the 62 and a thought popped into my head: Hey, I’m nearly 37, that’s what . . . only 25 years… Read more »
Washington — In a little noticed provision in the new budget released by the White House, President Obama has proposed eliminating Republicans from both houses of Congress. Press secretary Robert Gibbs had this to say: “The President believes that American families are tightening their belts, so the government should do the same. Eliminating Republicans will save millions in payroll expenses,… Read more »
Note to Self: When you haven’t played five-on-five basketball in, oh, at least ten years, it’s probably not a good idea to go a good two hours doing so in a misguided attempt to prove that you are still as fit as you never really were. You’ll realize the truth of this in the morning when you experience pain in… Read more »
Note to self: Dipping into the comments section in most political blogs is a good way to lose faith in humanity. Worse, if you dip into the comments section of your local newspaper, you’ll not only lose faith in your fellow human beings, you’ll realize they live next door. Somehow it’s easier when I can tell myself that all the… Read more »
So the supposed 60-vote filibuster proof Senate majority didn’t last long, did it? Personally, I found it depressing that the voters in Massachusetts would replace Ted Kennedy, a man whose life purpose was to bring universal healthcare to one of the only democracies in the world without it, with a Republican who will now most assuredly walk in lockstep with… Read more »
You know, there’s days I wish I wrote on a manual typewriter. Then when I’m frustrated with something I could, with a great flourish, rip the page out of the typewriter, crumple it into a ball and toss it in the fireplace. Then my wife could dig it out of the fireplace and claim it’s the best thing I’ve ever… Read more »