Happiness Award

Thanks to Chez Aspie, I woke up to find that I had been given the “Happy 101” Award.  What a great way to start the day!  The rules are:  1. List 10 things that make you happy. 2. Try to do at least one thing on the list today. 3. List 10 bloggers who...

Magic or Realism

I’m a cheap drunk.  One glass of wine and my face becomes numb, my mind wanders.  This is especially true in an airplane, which is where I wrote this, hovering over the Atlantic halfway between London and New York.  In between films, I’ve been reading my book, Haruki...

What's the Point?

The New York Times ran two annoying articles yesterday.  The first, on the front page below the fold, was titled, “On Kindle’s List, the Best Sellers  Don’t Necessarily Need to Sell.” It seems one way publishers are dealing with the panic about...

Short Circuit: A Personal Response

    I figured it out.  It’s been over five years since I wrote a short story.  In the meantime, I’ve written countless poems, two novels, two plays and journalism galore, but no stories.  Very strange.  And to be honest, although I have always loved both reading and...

Blog Borrowing

So we’ve gone from the chair lift to the dentist’s chair.  Number 2 Son’s wisdom teeth extraction is all over  but for the ice packs and the tv watching.  And tomorrow, I go for a scan of my very dodgy shoulder which has been troubling me since...