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Repost: The journey of self-improvement, starting right, uh, tomorrow

[Author’s Note: I’m taking the week off from writing new material, more or less, because, well, because.  So instead, I’m going to repost a couple of old entries that may or may not have a thematic or referential similarity. In other word’s, there might be some reason to my rhyme, but then again, they might be […]

Repost: Life Lessons

[Author’s Note: I’m taking the week off from writing new material, more or less, because, well, because.  So instead, I’m going to repost a couple of old entries that may or may not have a thematic or referential similarity. In other word’s, there might be some reason to my rhyme, but then again, they might be […]

Weekend Debate: Hot Dogs vs. Hamburgers

Here it is, Memorial Day Weekend.  It’s officially the Kick-Off Weekend for Summer (which, come to think of it, I’m surprised the NFL hasn’t tried to get in on, really).  All across the United States of ‘Merica, good hard-working folk will be icing down summery brews, doing a little light yard work, opening up swimming […]

School. Is. Out!

Wow, by the way I put that exclamation point there, you’d think I was excited about it or something.  As if it meant I was getting some kind of summer vacation. Yes, well, I’m not. Summer break for me means little more than I’ll find myself wondering why there are children still underfoot past the […]

I call BS on the G-I-F

I’m taking a very very brief moment out of today’s work-family-oh-did-I-mention-it’s-the-last-day-of-school-writing-like-a-panicking-fiend schedule today to address something very very near and dear to my heart. Just in case you weren’t aware, the internet is as full of animated images as your aunt Glenda’s house is full of cats, mothballs, and canned produce that looks like snot.  […]

How a book gets written

Okay, so this isn’t, like, step-by-step instructions detailing how I go about concocting all the words that eventually make up draft zero of a new novel. I mean, if you really want to read about that, I’ll be happy to give you a big bulleted list that’ll mostly be alternating points of weeping into the […]

A quick warning and a tale of two books

I’m not messing around when I said “a quick warning,” because I’ve reached that point again.  I’ve got the last few chapters of OTHER THING in my sights, meaning I expect to finish it this week.  Huzzah for finishing drafts of books, right?  Right. Except. I’ve given myself a pretty firm deadline to type the […]

Weekend Debate: Movies in theaters vs. Blu-Rays at home

Since I went to all the trouble of detailing the summer movies of 2013 that I intend to see, two of them have hit the theaters already.  And somehow I’ve yet to set foot in the MegaUberCineplex or purchase a single kernel of exorbitantly overpriced, heart-clogging movie popcorn.  Obviously, this makes me have a little […]

Evidence of my continued existence

I swear I’m not dead.  I just had to do some traveling this week. I spent two more wonderful days in lovely Wallingford, Connecticut.  But I’m happy to say that by the time this post is publish, I’ll be at 29,000 feet or something, winging my way home after a brief stopover in Charlotte, North […]

A movie in 100 words or less: Here Comes the Boom

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this or not (and quite frankly, I’m too lazy at the moment to open a web browser and type in a couple of search terms to find out, which seems like I’ve leveled into a whole new echelon of slothfulness, if you ask me), but I’ve been doing an […]