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I keep meaning to update my site / work out my new design / keep things exciting for those of you who put in the hard labor of typing into your browsers, but then I get distracted by this novel-shaped thing I’m working on.

I hope you’ll accept my apology.

Oh and BTW – if you show up here and the site is all redesigned and looking fresh and new and cool, please don’t ask how the writing is going. ; )


Last night I went out for some Karaoke with my wife and a few friends. We got a private room for four at a place on Sawtelle and had an amazing time. (Der Kommisar, anyone? She Blinded Me With Science?)

It was such a transformative experience, I wondered whether I should write about it. But not really.

And so one Google search later, I found Don’t Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life by Brian Raftery. [karaoke-packed blog here, Salon interview]

I love it when someone else has written the book already. I hope it’s good.

a nameless phenomenon

I write to you from the St Louis airport, enroute to Iowa City. Looking at the map on the plane, I see that I’ve come a little too far east, but I guess that’s how hubs work. And when you’re traveling on miles and points, that’s how you roll.

I invite my blogreading public to name the following phenomenon:

1. Read a news story.

Ahmadinejad: “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country.”

2. Come up with knee-jerk, “a-ha,” joke about news story.

Larry Craig: “I am not gay.”

3. Google to see if anyone else has come up with it.

Google Blogsearch: “senator craig ahmadinejad”

4. Find that someone else has already come up with the same lame joke.

One of many: “…including sending Larry Craig to Tehran to negotiate with hand signals and toe taps.”

5. Give up.

***Or ignore the fact that everyone else has done it and do it better***

Alanis’ Humps

I have to say, I saw this all over the intarweb the other day and gave it the big ol’ meh.

And then I clicked, finally.

I did not regret it.

For those of you who subsist on so-called real poetry, GM Quinte is participating in NaPoWriMo, squeezing out one gem after another all month.