I’m imagining this subway groper refusing to get out of bed and whining that women are so mean. He’s chewing on the corner of his pillow and complaining that the pillow is getting icky. We don’t know the name of this man because he escaped before the police arrived. He knows his name, though. He just can’t quite put it together in his head well enough to realize what a fart he is. No, that isn’t speculation on my part. If you’ve known enough people like him, you find them predictable. The woman he assaulted took a risk, but if … Continue reading Guess Who’s Calling Himself a Victim Now?
The Twitter screenshot says it all. Or does it? Oh, admit it. People like me are still regarded a bit oddly by the rest of society. Continue reading Celebrating Bi Visibility Day
Below is a link to Puddles Pity Party’s cover of The Animals’ 1964 classic House of the Rising Sun. Actually, House of the Rising Sun/Rising Sun Blues is a Blues/Folk song by an unknown composer. Continue reading Cautionary Tale From a Wise Clown
I’d like to thank the people who have read any of my five e-books. The books aren’t written for money, and the satisfaction for me is when they’re read. Not everyone likes my books, as I’ve seen from the ratings on the Goodreads site. Starred ratings are a grey area, though, and sometimes the only thing a relatively unknown writer can do is accept that good writing is a subjective thing. When you’re not writing for profit, just write what you like and figure someone out there will be interested. This weekend, September 22 and 23, George Michael: An Appreciation will be available free … Continue reading Essay on George Michael’s Work: Free This Weekend on Kindle
I am a relatively unknown author. I have five books — two novellas, two essays and a short story — on Kindle, and ordinarily there’s no reader interest unless the books are promoted. There are different types of promotions, and I won’t elaborate on the options. However, I will say that during the past week I spent four afternoons focusing on one title and distributing more than two hundred and fifty business cards in San Francisco, without results. Some of those people who accepted the cards expressed a real interest, but I was too honest and told them about the … Continue reading My E-Book Isn’t Selling This Week. Sound the Alarm Bells!
Here’s a link to a post on The Dodo’s site. https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/puppy-shares-toy-mirror-reflection Continue reading Generous Puppy!
Stormy Daniels and I have a nineteen year age difference. I have no idea whether I would be charmed by her if I ever met her, but as it stands I feel protective the way women often feel protective toward younger women. I won’t suggest Ms. Daniels — Stephanie Clifford — is a hero. She had an intimate relationship with a married man, and now she is profiting from that. However, more ordinary people who want to rescue the country which has been damaged by Donald Trump recognize that Stephanie Clifford has something to offer, even if it’s through default. … Continue reading Yes, Another Book
IT’S CLEVER, BUT IS IT ART? — RUDYARD KIPLING Continue reading Good Question
AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, MY PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN LITERATURE, VLADIMIR NABOKOV, CHANGED THE WAY I READ AND THE WAY I WRITE. WORDS COULD PAINT PICTURES, I LEARNED FROM HIM. CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORD, AND THE RIGHT WORD ORDER, HE ILLUSTRATED, COULD MAKE AN ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE IN CONVEYING AN IMAGE OR AN IDEA. — RUTH BADER GINSBURG Continue reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotation
PURCHASING A STORY IN ORDER TO BURY IT IS A PRACTICE THAT MANY IN THE TABLOID INDUSTRY CALL “CATCH AND KILL.” — RONAN FARROW Continue reading Trade Secret?