The End

I am a novelist. Four and a half years ago, I wrote my first book and became an author. Yesterday, I wrote The End and became a novelist. Like so many other authors, I’ve wanted to write a novel for as long as I can remember. I’ve had about 45 years of anticipation, of buildup, … Read more

Unabridged

My high school graduation present wasn’t a car. It wasn’t luggage, or a vacation, or a huge party. It was an unabridged dictionary. It was a beautiful, glorious, six-inch-thick Second Edition Newly Revised and Updated Random House Unabridged Dictionary. As I opened the heavy package and unveiled this tome I laughed as only a glee-filled … Read more

And – Scene

Day 4: “It must have been great fun to make love to me.” – Marie Dressler, Academy Award winner Until today I didn’t know who Marie Dressler was, but I looked her up and found out that she was a comedian and an actor that survived from vaudeville and theater to movies and was one … Read more

Comfort Zone? What Comfort Zone?

Day 3: “I’m very inappropriate, which makes me a problem dinner guest, because at some point during the evening someone inevitably says, ‘Okay, heh heh heh, okay, too much information! Heh heh heh. Don’t go there!’ I live there. I bought a house there.” – Margaret Cho, the empress of edginess I’m betting everyone has a … Read more