Malarky Monday is HERE! AND HERE! AND HERE! AND HERE! You know the drill by now.Watch, read, listen and [hopefully] LAUGH!Visit the above links after your visit here and be sure to have somepaper towels to wipe off your computer monitor. I originally intended to go all political this week but have decided against it.I’m […]
A dear friend of mine died last Sunday.I just found out about it today.Ironic that I was looking for something in my closet just the other day andlooked up on my bookshelf to see my old copy of “Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, the cult novel by Robert Persig.Its pink and black cover reeking […]
Reading ‘Carver‘ right now.Please READ THIS.You will spend 20 minutes of your life and thank me.This is one of Carver’s most amazing short stories.Please take the time and read it.The man was amazing.Simply amazing . . .
I figured out that I spend approximately one month a year riding the train back and forth to Boston. One month. 30 days. 720 hours. 43,200 minutes. 2,592,000 seconds. I write, read, sleep, text message, eat, drink and look out the slightly opaque windows and think. I’ve been doing this for over 4 years and […]
I began reading the new Natalie Goldberg book ‘Old Friend from Far Away’ a few days ago. It’s a book custom-tailored for writers of memoir. So far the book is quite good (like all of her books). Page 14 has a prompt that I’ve decided to turn into a post. The chapter is quite short: […]
I made it through the holiday, y’all. Christmas Eve found me a bit crazy though (as my wife will attest) What can I say, Maker’s Mark bourbon makes me silly. Go figure. But, I had fun, ‘kissing-my-brother-in-law on the cheek’ fun. Yeah, I don’t think he liked it though. My sister did give me the […]
This was a great meme I saw posted at Interstellar Adventures. I’m a bit ashamed I haven’t read more of these. I also feel that Raymond Carver, Ray Bradbury, Russell Banks and Tobias Wolff (for starters) should have been included. That being said here’s my whimpy list. Instructions: Look at the list of books below. […]
Found a nice site that has some very slick downloadable material for your Ipod. From Poe and Kafka to Dostoyevsky and Dickens there’s something for everyone that has an MP3 player in their lives (and likes audiobooks). Best of all, it’s free. Click on the stack of books above (the contents of all would easily […]