The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Guest posting goodness and joining forces to take over the Series of Tubes

It’s time to expand this little blog. I’ve taken on journalism and PR interns before, college kids looking for a platform and a place to get clips. Was happy to … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

CHARACTER ISSUES – A new column in Criminal Element

I love advice columns, especially when the questions are incredibly minor, quirky or insane. Across the pond, they call these advice columnists Agony Aunts, which is perfect. Dear Abby has … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bourbon and birthdays and such

So I try not to write about personal things, because a good blog is not a bad version of Dear Diary. HOWEVER: It’s my birthday and I’ll blog if I … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

Spring Break, so it’s time to break things, then fix them all up

It’s spring and I’m doing maintenance on the silly blog. Some things will get ALL BROKEN AND SUCH before emerging shiny and new, like an ugly larva spinning a cocoon … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

What doesn’t kill you makes you happy FOR MONTHS

Have you ever avoided doom? I bet you’ve swerved on I-5 to stop a drifting semi from turning your car into a cube of steel. As a teenager, I bet … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 10 Comments

Come closer, now, and whisper your MOST EVIL PLANS

My silly blog is now one year old, meaning it doesn’t just crawl anymore. No. It can (a) get to its feet by grabbing the couch, (b) chase teh kitteh … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 8 Comments

Seven days, seven categories — this is not a coincidence

Librarians are literary muffins of stud, who I admire. You all rock. HOWEVER: the Dewey Decimal System is a little too complicated for me. There are a billion places to … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 9 Comments