Press “Pause”

Ever type a hasty reply to an email that you later regret sending? Well, join the club! I’m sure I’d need more fingers and toes to count up all the time I’ve sent a knee-jerk reaction to a letter that necessitated a more thoughtful response. Like the time I forwarded...

Shanghied!

And speaking of Bonus Rounds (see previous post), what about becoming involved with your local theater? Even if you’ve had no prior experience, the neighborhood playhouse will welcome you with open arms. There’s always something that needs to be done, and you just...

Bonus rounds!

I’m 56. Most of my friends are in their 50s or 60s, and almost every single one of them could have been, might have been, probably should have been dead by now, had not providence intervened. And by providence, I mean everything from medical and technological...

Christmas in July

Now that I’ve had three acceptances from the Chicken Soup for the Soul people, I occasionally get a “Story Call Out” email from them. In these emails, they ask if any of their past writers have additional stories for books they’re currently putting together. Often the...

Funky Fremont

To say Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood is a bohemian district would be a world-class gross understatement. Fremont epitomizes the unusual and unique. For starters, all within a few blocks you’ll find a 7-ton statue of Lenin, an outdoor movie theater, and a...
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