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You Can Keep Your Beefcakes

Give me a slim man in a classic suit and pomade in his hair. I find nothing sexier than an old time movie star. I’ve noticed that the...

Community of (too much?) Love

A writer is far from solitary. Sure, I might spend the majority of my day alone in my office. (BTW—my “office” is a nook in the guest...

Electric Toothbrush Woes

Upon reaching a certain age, it seems my gums decided to shrink. I guess they just think to themselves that they’ve held my teeth in...

More Unfortunate Cookies

This is a reprise of a previous post. My continual consumption of Chinese food means more and more fortune cookies. As I’ve said before,...

Going Out to Eat with My Parents

There’s an old Borscht Belt joke that goes like this: Two women are sitting on chairs by the lake at a Catskills resort. The first woman...

Did I mention how cold I am?

It’s February. Which means it’s time for another temperature rant from me. Let me explain that it’s not simply that I don’t like the...

Princess and the Pea 2.0

Once upon a time, lived two young newlyweds—A prince graduate student and a princess social worker. They couldn’t afford much, but they...

The Gifts that Give Just Once

The holiday season is about love, family, peace, and GIFTS. Listen, this is not going to be one of those pieces where at the end I’m all...

Day Job

My favorite Indie bookstore owner, Lynn Rosen (Open Book Philly) wonders why I’m so committed to stories with happy-ever-after’s. She is...

Some Like it Hot and Humid

If you’ve read any of my previous posts you will know how much I loathe temperatures below 50. It’s not just that I don’t like the cold....

Hero Worship

Writers spend a lot of time talking about heroes and heroines. Finding the right balance between interesting/believable/heroic/likable/re...

School’s Out Forever

My most vivid start-of-summer memory is the summer I was 23. That was the summer nothing happened. That was the summer when I simply kept...

Writer’s Panic

Having just completed a rough draft of my work in progress (WIP) I allow myself a small celebration. This shitty first draft signifies...

The American Dream

Owning a home is the American Dream. And like George Carlin said, “They call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep to...

Not Another Book Release

With the release of my second full-length book, I had anticipated the process to get easier. Ha ha, my poor deluded past-self. I had no...