Voter IDs — because nobody said democracy was supposed to be convenient Whiners. Bounders. Ingrates. Talking about the incessant griping and sniping currently buzzing over long overdue Republican reforms requiring citizens to produce a government issued voter ID before casting a vote. From the outcry [more...]
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Book Review: “Are you Kidding Me?” by Stacey Gustafson When “Are you Kidding Me?” — a new collection of Stacey Gustafson’s humor columns — turned up in the mail, I figured I’d grab two minutes, put my feet up and check out the first essay. [more...]
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...]
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 Read through old, unpublished works.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...]