Spanish for your Nanny 2

Who remembers that scene from Goonies where Mouth translates for Rosalita?

Carter for President 1

I try not to get too political, which is why I get all my news from The Onion. Like this op-ed piece from our 39th president, Jimmy Carter.

Site stuff 1

It appears that the comments haven’t been working since I started this site. Something to do with the way I setup permalinks. The issue has been resolved, so for the three of you out there who might read this, comment away!

Third prize is your fired. 3

Speaking of David Mamet…This is one of the greatest motivational speeches ever written, acted with aplomb by the venerable Alec Baldwin.

JanNo day 8 1

It started as another dark day in typewriter land. The ribbon on the Olivetti finally gave out on me, so I grabbed one I had on hand (I keep many spare ribbons around just in case) only to find that the Olivetti uses a different type of ribbon than every other typewriter I’ve ever seen. ...

Blue Snow 3

Yesterday I finished reading Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl and immediately after started Snow, by Orham Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. Calamity Physics was a tough book, not because it was hard to read but because it was much longer than it needed to be. The second part ...

One…singular sensation 3

I started a JanNo on 1 January; I call it my WriMo, my Writing Month. The pages I have written in the last week are the first significant words I have written in four years. It seems so, so long ago. And yet, taking out the typewriter, cleaning it off, installing a new ribbon, it ...