Authors, Inspirational, Poetry, Videos

Shrinkage

  Note: Shrinkage is not gender-specific, and it’s not limited to body size. Anyone who has ever tried to take up as little space as possible with his belongings, for example, knows this shrinkage problem. Anyone who has shrunken her personality to suit the comfort of others.  Each smothered laugh shrinks the space she takes… Read More Shrinkage

A Day in the Life of a Writer, the craft of writing, Videos

A Day in the Life of a Writer: What Makes a Good Story?

A beginning, a middle, and an end. Yeah, thanks. Knew that, right? Check out this TED talk from Karen Thompson Walker, and consider using your own fears to write well-developed stories.  Those fears ARE stories, after all, complete with characters and horrible things happening and an aftermath.  Don’t we create stories all the time? Pema… Read More A Day in the Life of a Writer: What Makes a Good Story?

Cool stuff, Videos

Sundance–vote for Una Hora Por Favor by Jill Soloway

There are a number of good films on the Sundance site; I’m asking that you vote for Una Hora Por Favor. The writer is the daughter of a friend, and her splendid piece is so far back in the listings that I think it’s not getting a fair shake.  FYI, Jill Soloway was one of… Read More Sundance–vote for Una Hora Por Favor by Jill Soloway

Cool stuff, Videos

Check out this cooking site: Cooklikemen.com

These are StumbleFriends I’ve known for a few years, and their simple recipes are geared toward those who don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. (Got kids in college? Or who’ve just moved out and are living on top ramen, or showing up on your doorstep at dinner time? Send ’em here!)… Read More Check out this cooking site: Cooklikemen.com

funny stuff, Videos

But Old Spice still reminds me of Daddy

  Yeah, OS Guy is cute, but…. Maybe it’s just my generation. Maybe all those born after the 80s don’t have any father-associations with Old Spice. Actually, his appeal–for me–is how hilariously vain his character is. I don’t want my guy wearing Old Spice (Sorry, OS) and I don’t want him acting like OS Guy,… Read More But Old Spice still reminds me of Daddy