Archive for October, 2008

Seriously. It is called #$@%ing Read Me! It’s a novella, really.  The Old Man and the Sea is also a novella.  But mine has few to no appearances by giant marlins. Basically my novella is a romantic comedy… about cancer. It’s that old “Boy meets girl.  Boy gets girl.  Girl gets life-threatening disease.  Boy tries […]


I liked that her name is Alison.  I’d always wanted to date a woman whose name was also a kickass song. I mean, Amanda would have been great too.  Even Sara(h?) from the Hall & Oates song.  You know, the one with the “smile.” But, this was Alison. With me. If you ask anyone in […]


So, dumplings, that is that for the first annual Word Doodlepalooza.  I want to thank everyone who read and commented.  And I especially want to give HUGE thanks to everyone who bravely submitted doodles.  I hope that you all enjoyed it as much as I did. But, you didn’t really think I could go all […]


I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow.  If I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I believe.  No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity. Or my satellite dish.  I love that thing. This entry is from Lindsay.  She wins the prize for sending […]


Last night, whilst watching BARBARELLA on TV, I learned the following: 1) There is a character named Durand Durand in that film. 2) At one point, Barbarella says, very seriously, “just in time… my energy box is completely dead.” And for some reason that amused me waaay too much. Possibly because she was wearing an […]


I thought that I had invented the word “adorkable.” But, alas, it is right there in the urban dictionary. And the urban dictionary don’t lie. It was a cold slap of reality, I tell ya. But, you can’t keep me down, the urban dictionary. Ohhhhh no. I will come up with other words. Suck on […]


Reader Joy submitted this piece for Word Doodlepalooza. While I know another’s grief cannot be imagined and I cannot claim to know the weight of choice, of extinguishing the possibility of life within my hollow body, I do know the pain of cutting the promise out of us.   There was a time when I […]