Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Steps to a nimble mind

1. Learn tango
2. Have sex
3. Read a novel
4. Write a blog
5. Anything else?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Riding your bike naked

I was listening on NPR to an interview with a Portland man who arrested for riding on his bike naked. I hope he was better looking than he was articulate. When asked if he was protesting something, he wasn't sure. I wonder if any of you would ride your bike naked for a good cause, say to market your book (or mine?)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Autographing your book

Just came home from autographing my novel "My life at First Try" at Barnes and Noble. Feels weird and uplifting at the same time.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The First Benefit of Obama's Presidency

Is the new laxative, Yeswecan. Sorry, couldn't resist resist running it by you.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Read the Guidelines

If you write for publications, repeat this mantra after me: "Read the Guidelines." Now, follow them.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Voting Day

I came to my voting place at 9 am. The line was short; five people. I stood behind the patent lawyer from IBM whom I knew from my past life, and who asked me if added more patents to my portfolio of eleven. I said that I am a writer now and am looking for readers. He switched the topic to the elections. We speculated on the size of Obama’s landslide and on whether or not he will be good for New York State. After voting, I was offered a choice between a chocolate and a sugar cookie. Let the best candidate win.