The Prehistoric Era of Technology Was Better…Right?

When I ask you to remember the clickety-clacking & the dings our typewriters used to make some people suggest I am acting silly because they can’t imagine moving backwards to a place in which we give up the convenience modern technology provides. They don’t see the connections between those devices as cleverly disguised fetters or […]

Why Should You Be A Writer?

Hands are important to me and not for the obvious reasons about all they allow us to do. They are my connection to the past, the present and the future. Look at my father’s hands and then look at mine and unless you can see our faces or bodies you won’t know to whom they […]

How Do You Scam A Scammer?

I don’t know about you but I must receive close to 1,982,323 emails from kind-hearted souls who write me because they understand I have the gumption and wherewithal to help them secure their fortunes. Sometimes the emails come soldiers in Iraq who say they have obtained millions of Saddam Hussein’s fortune and will split the […]

Say Goodbye to Boring Cover Letters

Sometimes my friends ask me to read their cover letters and give them some feedback.  Those who know me well have learned I will take my giant red pen of doom and scribble scrabble all over their paper because I hate what they wrote. They bore the hell out of me and I imagine they […]

Do You Still Read Magazines?

Almost two years ago I asked you to share how many magazines you read and followed up with the questions below: Ok friends I have a couple of questions for you: How many magazines do you subscribe to? Do you make time to read them all or do you find yourself facing growing pile of […]

It Is About Telling A Better Story

When people ask me why I am thinking about moving from an Android to an iPhone I tell them it is about telling a better story and I hear that iPhones take better pictures. I tell them it is because I don’t want to rely upon the words of another to determine whether I think […]

The Rhythm Of Writing

There is a rhythm to writing that only the writer can hear. I don’t know if I would describe it as the sound my fingers make when they tap away at the keys on the keyboard or if I would say it is the words I hear in my head. Ask me to describe it […]

Remember The Clickety-Clacking & The Dings

No one asked for my opinion but if they did I’d tell them it is cooler to say you are agnostic about whether ghost exists after Halloween has passed than during the week or two before. When you live close to an airport you grow accustomed to the sound of planes flying overhead but you […]

When A Hawk Comes To Visit

We told our girls they could win their next game but only if they played liked they wanted it more than the other team. We told them that good things come from working hard and that energy was going to be the difference between the winners and losers here. Some of them bought into what […]