I asked my friends what songs should go on a cataract surgery mix tape With age, comes wisdom. And, frequently, cataracts. (By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.) I’m having cataract surgery next week. [more...]
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An ode to the audacity of dough in recent political memoirs The talk shows all trumpet a shocking vendetta revealed in the memoir by Leon Panetta the truth is less venal, you really should know he took up the pen just to make heaps of [more...]
How one writer avoids writer’s block: Avoid writing! Wake up, brew strong, black tea. Read newspaper. Sort through bills. Take out trash. Say goodbye to wife, kids. Brew second cup of tea and go upstairs to write. Read through old, unpublished works. Curse stupid editors [more...]
“Fury” – a Film Review by Gary Chew Following the thought processes of the principal characters in the new Brad Pitt film, “Fury,” might offer a semblance of reason as to why such barbaric acts are nowadays being performed for real … (!) … by [more...]
The scariest thing about political fearmongers is themselves One thing you can say about Rick Perry is that he sticks to his guns. If one of his policy proposals turns out to be dumb, by gollies, he will double down on dumb. For example, in [more...]