Archive for July, 2015

This little snippet of “poetry” made me laugh out loud when I saw it in George Takei’s Facebook feed. I haven’t been able to pinpoint the original author, but RESPECT. Fontplay by yours truly; Image via

“In writing, you must kill your darlings.” William Faulkner said that, although I’ve always blamed Truman Capote. No matter: Either way, it’s true. Self-editing can be painful and difficult, because it requires that you judge yourself. It demands that you make tough choices about which words matter — and forces you to cut words that […]

Today is Esteban’s and my 25th wedding anniversary. Look at us! We were so young … so clueless … and so deliriously happy. I was thinking last night about how to best mark the occasion. List the milestones, perhaps? After 25 years, there are plenty: We’ve bought a house, gotten married, adopted a dog, lost […]

This is not so much a book review, as it is a plea to the publisher of Les Catacombes – Histoire du Paris souterrain to issue the title in English. But before I say a word about this extraordinary little volume (or why you should buy it and just Google Translate it) I must first […]