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Wait, today is what, exactly?

I’m so confused. On the one hand, it’s Halloween today, huzzah!  As I’ve tried to make abundantly clear in past posts, Halloween is my favorite holiday. It’s dear to me to the point that I’d happily argue at length that it ought be a paid Federal holiday. On the other hand, thought, it’s Monday. Yeah, […]

3-Way Thursday: A timely surprise

I wasn’t sure what to think about this month’s 3-Way Thursday parlor, Chili Time in St. Bernard, before we went.  It’s surprisingly close to where I work, but I’d never heard anyone even mention it before.  And looking over their website, I found myself a bit unsure of the graphic design they’ve got going (you […]

If it was easy, everyone would be published

Although there’s certainly plenty of evidence threaded subtly (or not-so-subtly) through my posts from the last year or so, I don’t think I’ve yet made this point outright: the business of writing something with the intent on getting it published is not easy hard. How’s it going, you ask?  Well, the revisioning part of writing […]

A relationship broken, doomed by iced tea

Dear Ronald, We’ve had some good times, you and I, back in the day, before I really understood how you were just taking advantage of me.  In the long past, when I thought we meant something to each other, not that I was simply a means to an end, a tick on the bottom line. […]

The embarrassment of book signings

There’s this quick thing I want to mention for anyone who isn’t a regular reader of  Although, for the life of me, I certainly don’t know why you wouldn’t be a regular reader seeing as they are the authority when it comes to sharply written information regarding all things craft beer in Cincinnati (and […]

Why I write, explained and expanded

Did you know that today is the first National Day on Writing?  Neither did I, before this morning.  Thankfully, several of the writerly types I follow on twitter posted messages about why they write into a collective stream designated by the tag "#whyiwrite". While I don’t know that I would have done it two years […]

Yes, beer goes with Halloween

As my favorite holiday of the year quickly approaches, I thought it would be a good time to write a post about beer being a good match for the night when the dead rise and stalk the living.  And I mean Halloween, too, not just premiere night for The Walking Dead.  Anyway, my beer-Halloween post […]

A whirlwind of stuff means…randomness!

You know how some days the world seems like a blustery fall afternoon in the back yard where you’re surrounded by a tempest of blowing leaves?  And you try, try, and try to catch all the leaves by chasing them down, waving your arms at them like a flailing muppet, or knocking them into a […]

Sometimes you gotta test stuff

This is basically just a quick post to test changes I made to the RSS feed for Puddintopia. If you don’t know what that means, don’t worry, it’s no biggie. In a nutshell, I needed a way to track readers who use RSS. If my understanding is correct, it should all be kinda transparent to […]

Do you fear the dreaded “man cold”?

It would seem that I’m coming down the sinus/cold gunk that every other living person (and probably some zombies too) within 20 miles of me has had in one form or another over the course of the past two weeks.  The kids all had it, the Puddinette has it now, along with the gravelly voice […]