Author: Andrew Monge

Something’s Gotta Give, Part Three

Something’s Gotta Give, Part Three

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

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Where’ve You Been, Man?!

Where’ve You Been, Man?!

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?!

Something’s Gotta Give, Part Two

Something’s Gotta Give, Part Two

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

The Best of 2017

The Best of 2017

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

Review of Lawrence Block’s Ronald Rabbit Is a Dirty Old Man

Review of Lawrence Block’s Ronald Rabbit Is a Dirty Old Man

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

Catching Up With Keith Minnion

Catching Up With Keith Minnion

The Introduction “Jack of all trades, master of none” is a saying that has a ring of truth to it…unless it’s being used to describe Keith Minnion. In his case, the saying could be changed to “Jack of all trades, master of all,” and I’m not just blowing smoke up his arse when I say … Continue reading Catching Up With Keith Minnion