Category Archives: On Writing

Privy to the new stuff

It took three months but today I started what is definitively a new novel. “Moneymaker”, while not dead, is going to a convalescent home. “Breach of Peace”, or possibly just “Breach”, is my new baby. I don’t want to spill … Continue reading

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I have decided

that Tom Waits is awesome. I reached this conclusion well after anyone of consequence, but still. Specifically “Nighthawks at the Diner” That is all.

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Message from the future

Past tense Jeff, Please do not lift refrigerators and old tires with your back. Lift with your legs. Or lift with your friends. Better yet, let the friends lift while you drink their beer. Otherwise, in about ten years, your … Continue reading

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Why not just hit me with a rock

I mean a story rejection? On my birthday? Come freaking on! Universe: 1 Me: Less than 1 Seriously–not that big a deal. Rejection feels no better or worse today than any other day. As a side note, this is not … Continue reading

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Goofball the Christmas elf

Ok, this reeks of crass commercialism I’m sure, but we bought into this “Christmas Elf” thing this year, and my son really likes it. Basically the idea is that there’s this army of elves crawling all over the world, spying … Continue reading

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