smoke signals

Around the time I was 15 I started sneaking cigarettes here and there... by the time I was 17 I was a smoker.  I continued down that path of smoking until I was 23 years old.  In November of 2000 I quit smoking.  It was the very end of November, after thanksgiving.  I'd tried to … Continue reading smoke signals

soy sauce

When I was 16 years old I would go out to eat with one of my friends, Matt, every couple of weeks.   He and I would head across town to a little Chinese take-out place.   Every time we went there I'd order a tiny carton of steamed rice and pot stickers and then we … Continue reading soy sauce


Are you at work today?  Is it a weekday for you? Oh.. well, I'm very very sorry.  I mean really, truly sorry.  You see I only write blogposts for weekdays. You know.  The days of the week that don't start with "S" As it happens "Monday" doesn't even exist this week.  My daughter is home … Continue reading Smonday

NaNo No No…

Last year I successfully started and completed NaNoWriMo (which I affectionately call Bert).  It was insane, strange and a little stressful but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the camaraderie. So when it came time to decide if I would do NaNoWriMo again this year, I chose to go ahead with it.  Gladly.  Excitedly. And … Continue reading NaNo No No…

if you do nothing else today…

Even if you don't shower or put on deodorant or wear pants or a shirt or take your vitamins. Even if you don't feel like it or you don't think it will count... If you do nothing else today, VOTE. (If you've already voted you can totally ignore this)