“WELL, BUTTERCUP SAYS— “I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT. BUTTERCUP WILL SAY ANYTHING.” — HEARD ON THE SIDEWALK IN SAN FRANCISCO Continue reading And Who is This Buttercup?
EVERYTHING IS FUNNY, AS LONG AS IT’S HAPPENING TO SOMEBODY ELSE. — WILL ROGERS Continue reading Will Rogers on, uh, Empathy?
Like a lot of people who have blogs, I’m a writer whose primary work is not on the blogsite. I write fiction and nonfiction to upload to Kindle, and then struggle to bring these proverbial needles in a haystack to the attention of people who read books on screens. When I tried to promote my first e-book, a novella titled Petra, I showed exactly how naïve a writer can be. The book itself had oodles of adult-level observations on the human condition, but when I tried to persuade others to read it I behaved like a teenager who was shocked … Continue reading An Aging Writer, Finally Learning the Ropes
PHILIP CHARLES IS DECENT, BUT HE’S A HANDFUL. — OVERHEARD ON THE MUNI (SAN FRANCISCO) SUBWAY Continue reading Life’s Challenges
THE GUY WHO WROTE THIS BOOK SEEMS LIKE KIND OF A WEIRDO. — OVERHEARD ON THE MUNI (SAN FRANCISCO) SUBWAY Continue reading I Couldn’t See the Book Cover
ALL FOUR OF THOSE ASSHOLES WERE RAISED BETTER THAN THAT. — OVERHEARD ON THE MUNI (SAN FRANCISCO) SUBWAY Continue reading Ladies’ Room or the Subway? The Best Conversations
UPON RETURNING TO THE ORDER COUNTER AT MCDONALD’S, AFTER EATING: ME: MY COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF! MCDONALD’S CASHIER: *TAKING TWO STEPS BACK* LADY, I DON’T WANT ANY TROUBLE. Continue reading My Ironic Humor Wasn’t Appreciated
MY IMAGINARY FRIEND CAN’T BE THE ONLY ONE GOING THROUGH AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS RIGHT NOW. WE ARE ALL DONOVAN. Continue reading The Universal Struggle
THE SECRET TO STAYING YOUNG IS TO LIVE HONESTLY, EAT SLOWLY AND LIE ABOUT YOUR AGE. — LUCILLE BALL Continue reading Lucille Ball’s Secret?
EARLIER TODAY, A MOTORIST WITH AN OUT-OF-STATE LICENSE PLATE SHOUTED SOMETHING UNACCEPTABLE AT ME AS HE DROVE BY. I MADE A FRIENDLY HAND GESTURE. “YOU FUCKING WANKER!” I YELLED BACK AT HIM. WE MAKE OUR OWN SUNSHINE. Continue reading Overcast Today in San Francisco, With Some Embellishment on Details