Life's not fair
- Gloucester, Virginia,
- December 31
- Sorry - writer's block...
BTW the "birthday" listed above is false. I prefer to keep that day private, but am not permitted to do so here, so I'm forced to lie.
MY RECENT POSTS
October 22, 2014 03:01PM
- Justice for Mr. Boogedy
October 21, 2014 04:47PM
- Tree Voices
October 19, 2014 01:36PM
- Remember Snippy the Grammar
October 18, 2014 11:40AM
- 404 (a collaboration of Cormac
McCarthy, Mel Brooks and me)
October 17, 2014 01:21PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “If so, Zanelle, she sure
as hell earned her wings.
didn't hear any
- “She's real, Kosh. Cast a
spell on me.”
- “More a wandering mind, I
October 22, 2014 03:36PM
- “Reminds me of a meme I
saw the other day on Facebook
that as the only
October 22, 2014 03:32PM
- “Gary, I do some of my
hardest thinking while cued up
October 22, 2014 03:28PM
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[Note: This review is dedicated to Grammar Atheist Hyblaean-Julie]
Editor or storyteller? Which would you rather be stranded with on the proverbial uninhabited island, assuming either would be too old and/or physically unattractive to distract from the choice? Or, let's try… Read full post »
Well, actually no it's not. Your life. It's just umm...well, shameless huckster that I am, I needed a familiar hook with which to justify lifting, without permission, images and information from your own websites. That was one, here's the other. And your/… Read full post »
Many years ago - 1922, in fact - Collier's Magazine published a curious short story by a young writer named F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story was called The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
It was about a baby that looked like a shriveled up little old man.
More recently - 2008,… Read full post »
Having a brewsky with my friends Potroast and Zuckerberg. This was way back at the beginning. We were the three most disliked freshmen at Harvard. Didn't even like each other, but, hey, we had to hang out with somebody, OK?
Zuckerberg and Potroast were arguing about..… Read full post »
The once exclusive Authors Guild has agreed to accept as members authors whose books are published by other than the traditional method.
Guild spokesman Terrence King confirmed Friday the organization's members voted at its annual meeting in March to open its membership to self-published auth… Read full post »
No hint of suspicion from anybody, and surely this morning would have been the time for them to pounce. Whew. I arrived at the school office early and learned all three gym instructors were out unexpectedly, so, after a last-minute scramble by the school secretary, two more subs w… Read full post »
Got this email today:
Our members voted at last month's annual meeting to open Guild membership to self-published authors. All of the rules aren't in place yet, but self-published authors who earn at least $500 in writing income in the 18 months prior to applying do… Read full post »
As I mentioned in an earlier post, because I'm one of the alleged blurbists Cranky Cuss included in the praise panel on the back cover of his new book Send in the Clown Car: The Race for the White House in 2012, I am ethically forbidden in theory from publishing a/… Read full post »
Just finished reading Icyhighs's latest post this morning - A Vagina Monologue - and will spend the rest of the day - week, if necessary - awaiting anxiously the deluge of female responses sure to follow. My occasional pal Chicken Maaan even left a comment anticipating such an admirable contest/… Read full post »
The fork looked familiar and the distance seemed about right. I'd been there many times in the six years we'd lived here. A couple of things were different this morning. Our dog, Tasha, had elected to stay home, so I was alone, and it had been a month or… Read full post »
First of all, this is not about Thomas Kinkade the man (who died today) or Thomas Kinkade the drunk or Thomas Kinkade the super marketer or Thomas Kinkade the super Christian or Thomas Kinkade the fraud suspect or even Thomas Kinkade the philanthropist (oh, yes, that's buried in… Read full post »
The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Libya and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." The English have not been "A… Read full post »
We bush pilots… Read full post »
Heard this on NPR just now. I'm still laffing. Might have have torn my appendix or given myself a hernia. May end up suing somebody. Play this video with caution.
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Feeding the chickens this morning I noticed these dogwood buds had just opened. Went back in and got the camera, and when I started to frame the photo I saw some redbud blooms in the background. Put me in a Eastery mood.
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Great idea, Zum. I've seen some beautiful hoodied mugs answer the call thus far, starting with yours. Lezlie's too. Actually hers was the first I opened as it was the first I spotted in the feed. Quick dropped what I was doing, whipped out my...hoodie and here I am.
He did it. He really did it. Cranky didn't just mock up a book cover that somebody could hold in front of the camera at the latest OS New York meet-up or paste on his blog to make it appear he'd actually written and published a book. He… Read full post »
What better way to spend St. Paddy's Day, huh? Begorrah!
Click photo for video link and webcam
[ Disclaimer: These came overnite in an email from a from a friend and have not been carefully examined for political correctness.]
1. King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after years of war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Star of the Euphrates , the… Read full post »
Dammit to hell anyways. I spend all morning fiddling with the Nikon to get me a new avatar photo wearing my new Help Save the Dumas Brothel T-shirt, taking shot after shot after shot, moving the tripod out and in and out and in (oops, Freudian) and tilting the pan (pan?)/… Read full post »
On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by… Read full post »
Call me immature. Go ahead, I won't try to deny it. How could I? My only regret is the absence of an appropriately youthful constitution and congruent innocence.
Nor would I consider seeking absolution by claiming I received this in an email and am intending… Read full post »
Alex's doppelgänger? Or is Alex Michael's?
Here are some other shots I found on the camera:
Mike and ex-girlfriend
With his sister, Sarah
Anyone wondering what the hail this is about, check Margaret Feike's post of yest… Read full post »
I decided to try Leaving the Atocha Station after hearing Maureen Corrigan read her review of it a couple of months ago on NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” Listen
Corrigan concluded that it was “flip, hip, smart, and very funny” and “unlike any other novel-readi/… Read full post »