As you may have noticed, my last few blog posts have included music attributed to M. Zapatero. It's a name I've been thinking about using for a dozen years or so, ever since I found out that Zapatero is (more or less) Spanish for Schuster. I like the name for several reasons, one of which…Read more Wherefore M. Zapatero?
Big thanks to Montgomery County Community College President, Dr. Karen Stout, for interviewing me on her radio show today! Among other topics, we discuss teaching, writing, and an unlikely mishap with an electric razor. Click here to listen to the interview.
First, I want to thank everyone in the blogging community and beyond for being so generous in your support of my work. Over the past few months, I'd had the rare opportunity to form what I can't call anything other than friendships with people who would otherwise be complete strangers -- people who live not…Read more Delay on The Grievers
I suppose I'm spoiled by blogging: I have an idea. I type it up. Maybe, if I'm feeling ambitious, I proofread what I've written. I click the "Publish" button, and the world can see what's on my mind. It's the ultimate in immediate gratification. By way of contrast, book publishing is a much slower process.…Read more Adventures in Editing: For Want of a Balloon
Sorry to everyone who received multiple posts regarding Simon Read's book giveaway. War of Words really is an excellent book, but I didn't intend to post that note so many times. I was trying the "New Post" button at the top of the WordPress screen for the first time, and it didn't quite work out…Read more Oops…
Amy Chiu gives great advice: Be brave -- try new foods! Learn to laugh at yourself. There's always tomorrow. End a slow day with a laugh. Dance, dance, dance! And now, in addition to offering advice about staying ahead of the happiness curve on her blog A Dose of Good, Amy is branching out into…Read more Thanks to Amy Chiu!
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