The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

The simple story of a dog–and why it makes you cry

So there’s something stuck in your eye, right? Let’s talk about why this works, as a story, and how it could be even better. Because I’m not adding value by … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · 6 Comments

Dogs driving cars, I kid you not

This isn’t one of those joke photos where somebody puts Spot on their lap as they’re cruising down I-5. This is a BBC news report from New Zealand, where they’re … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Random Thursday: Cats who open freezers and dogs who fetch COLD BEER

As the owner of a cat and a Hound of the Baskervilles, they are constantly doing things that surprise me. But my cat doesn’t climb the fridge to open the … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 3 Comments