The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

DOWNTOWN by Macklemore is daring and different

Note: Macklemore uses a few bad words.  Macklemore is a Seattle treasure, a smart artist who figured out his producer, Ryan Lewis, is the secret to success–so he gives Ryan … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

SAME LOVE by Macklemore

My friend Max (short for Maxima, though if it were short for Maximus that would also be cool in a GLADIATOR way) has introduced me to Macklemore. He’s a Seattle … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 3 Comments


Yes, I know that there are rumors that MTV still plays some music videos between the hours of 3 a.m. and 9 a.m., when it’s not doing Jersey Shore marathons … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · 30 Comments

30 achy breaky Twitter mistakeys

Hear me now and believe me later in the week: first impressions matter more than ever. In the old days, you got to know people because they LIVED NEXT TO YOU, … Continue reading

April 28, 2012 · 89 Comments

Quirks and legs matter more than talent and perfection

Hear me now and believe me later in the week: flaws and quirks beat absolute perfection the package matters more than the product without legs, you are dead in the … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · 47 Comments

Friendly Friday: Theresa Stevens, Glowing Mystical Being

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away … I wrote a love letter to editors. You can read it here: The evil secret to ALL WRITING – editing is everything … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 11 Comments

The evil truth about reality stars like Snooki and The Situation

I marvel at how people like Snooki and The Situation and the Kardashian sisters are famous, or infamous, though they wouldn’t know the difference if you flew in a Harvard … Continue reading

November 9, 2011 · 6 Comments