New Website!

August 16, 2014

Check out my new website for scribblers and others in the publishing industry: Writers Plain & Simple. This will be the blogsite for my new publishing imprint, whose main web presence will come online soon. The first book should be out in a few weeks, and after that, two more are in the wings.

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Stuff You Can’t Get Anymore

August 15, 2014

After the latest Cleaning Lady visit, I discovered my favorite old (very old) nail brush has gone missing. I must have put it in some not-routine place, but having searched every drawer, shelf, cabinet, and countertop in the house and the garage, I’m afraid it’s time to declare it lost. And that is not a […]

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How to Annoy a Puppy…

August 14, 2014

  heh heh heh heh…I yam SOOO cruel! Pup is highly annoyed with me because she’s in stir. Every moment she’s under a roof, she’s trapped in the Panopticon. Poor beast. For reasons unknown, her house training has come undone. What we have here is a formerly house-trained puppy. A de-house-trained dawg. And, as you […]

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Can’t Win for Losin’…

August 13, 2014

So along about 6 p.m. it’s pouring rain. The power is out. It’s been out for almost an hour. I’m chasing around, don’t recall why, without the battery lantern and suddenly I hear a phone ringing. The land line is mostly populated by walk-around phones, which of course go dead when the power goes down. […]

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A Neighborhood of Eccentrics

August 12, 2014

So along about 5:30 a.m. Ruby and I are trotting into the part of the ’hood that houses the lower-end richerati, several streets of spacious, sprawling 1950s and ’60s ranch houses, most of them beautifully maintained on quarter- to third-acre lots. We see an old guy in a pickup putter by. He waves, friendly. He […]

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Time to Get Back to Work…

August 11, 2014

…or whatever passes for it around this place. This morning it occurred to me that nary a single List has ordered my days since the present “cancer” panic arose. The result of this? The daily snowfall of paper has mounded up in great dunes atop the desk. Untossed newspapers litter every corner of the house. […]

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