The Lively Art of Writing

I have a nice little paperback called The Lively Art of Writing that I use when composing some of my business emails. It’s a 1965 publication that I got for a dime at a library sale. 1965 must have been pre-political correctness because they sure didn’t bother to mince words.  In a discussion about style,…

Sign of the Apocalypse

I shudder. " … artist Mark McGowan ate cooked pieces of a Corgi, Queen Elizabeth II’s dog of choice. McGowan staged the Fido-feeding  to protest the Queen’s husband’s treatment of a fox on a hunt last year… the artist did his best to swallow a few chunks of Corgi , which had been minced with…

Today, darlings, is my birthday. Don’t wait for me to tell you how old I am because I don’t know. That’s what happens when the years pile up – you lose track. I asked my friend from junior high school how old he was and he didn’t know either. He knew by what means he…

Holiday Happenings

Today was the kind of day off that I consider ideal: puttering around, napping, goofing off and taking a rest from the day’s activities. A chronology: 1. Online shopping: Goldfish by Henri Matisse To Reach the Clouds: My High Wire Walk  Between the Twin Towers by Philippe Petit (except I bought it from Abebooks.com for…

I CAN’T STOP MOVIN’ TO THE GROOVE

OK, I bought a little MP3 player to keep me company on the road and I have to say for 50 bucks, it sure sounds a lot better than I thought it would. It’s a very intimate experience. If I had this on the plane on my last business trip. I’m sure I never would…