A couple weeks back I was sitting in a salon chair, cape around my neck, getting a haircut. As the stylist was buzzing the sides of my head, I watched hair slide down the cape and land on the floor. In my mind I always chuckle to myself in those moments: “Boy oh boy, the … Continue reading Tom Petty Said It Best: “What Lies Ahead, I Have No Way of Knowin'”
I’m a little late with my second check-in, but not because of embarrassment over a lack of results. As noted in my previous post, the past month was more difficult because a rash of migraines made it tough to find motivation for my late-night workouts. That, on top of eating out at restaurants a handful … Continue reading Something’s Gotta Give, Part Three
Has it really been over a month since I sat down at the keyboard and knocked out a blog post? Well…yes and no. I actually have five essays – count ‘em, five! – that I started but haven’t finished. I also have a couple more that are fighting to come out. So what’s the problem? … Continue reading Where’ve You Been, Man?!
Checkpoint Number One is here, and my results during the past month were mostly positive. I’ll start this piece by sharing my high-level plan, then go into my experience while trying to implement it. (Just a heads-up that this post will probably be the longest one I write in this series, if only because I’ll … Continue reading Something’s Gotta Give, Part Two
Well, 2017 is in the rearview mirror, and what a year it was: the introduction of a divisive president; a rash of deadly shootings, including the atrocity in Las Vegas; myriad high-profile stories about sexual harassment and improprieties by men against women; deadly hurricanes that devastated the southern states; and on and on. While each … Continue reading The Best of 2017
If I was asked to recreate Mount Rushmore using the faces of my four favorite authors, the monument would include Stephen King (no introduction needed), Ed McBain (prolific writer of crime fiction, best known for his 87th Precinct police procedurals), Joe Abercrombie (the best fantasy writer working today; yes, even better than George R. R. … Continue reading Review of Lawrence Block’s Ronald Rabbit Is a Dirty Old Man
Three nights ago I was at the health club. I hadn’t been there in about a week because of various things going on at home that kept me busy. I did my customary workout – thirty minutes of weightlifting, thirty minutes on the elliptical – then headed for the shower. Along the way I spied … Continue reading Something’s Gotta Give, Part One