The Run

My son's offering his services as my campaign manager. More than the trappings of power, I think the third grader's hooked on creating slogans. 'Want the Best? Vote the Beast.' Beast is a nickname I picked up in Jr. High. It was my sister's fault. A clever P.E. teacher pegged her first initial against her … Continue reading The Run

Apostrophe

Crank the Zappa. For reasons I'd rather not say, my first writing task of the morning: confirm that Dunkin' Donuts uses an apostrophe at the end of its informal gerund. It does. Now, to St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast.

From Blogs to Books

I surprised a colleague yesterday with the news that his book would be published today. Ironically the title of the work is Answer Coming Soon. The author, Dan Whitman, believes his books should be left behind on commercial airlines for the next passenger to come along and read. That humble disposition toward his work is exactly what makes his … Continue reading From Blogs to Books

Author Event Made Easy

You may attend this author reading in your PJs. That is all.

The Foreign Service v Zach Galifianakis

The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) included this discussion of  Two Pumps for the Body Man in their new Digital Exclusives series. Unlike the great Between Two Ferns, the AFSA studio had only one bamboo to offer. Lean budget times, I guess. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9x6SVKdYqg AFSA writes: Foreign Service Officer Ben East brings to the table a satirical … Continue reading The Foreign Service v Zach Galifianakis

Crook v Crook v Crooked Cop

Hardboiled noir fans: Bob Truluck delivers a lot more than promised in The Big Nothing. That’s no backhanded compliment. The promise includes a vicious series of showdowns, a coterie of sadists and pervs, and a few well-intentioned rubes caught up in a game bigger than the pile they’re after. The cast of criminals and dirty … Continue reading Crook v Crook v Crooked Cop