Where I’ve Been: Part 2 — In Class with Lydia Davis

For five weeks, on Tuesday nights in October and the beginning of November, I’ve spent a few hours in a room at the University of Albany with a few fellow writers and the multiple-award winning writer Lydia Davis. My classmates — all published writers — were talented and well-spoken, even if a few weren’t asContinue reading “Where I’ve Been: Part 2 — In Class with Lydia Davis”

“ET HE UGLY RUTH” courtesy of a sponsored ad on Twitter

A young person I know recently said something along the lines that Twitter was going down the drain. I don’t where that idea came from. I’ve been using Twitter since Sept. 19, 2008. (which is longer than 99.755% of all other Twitter users, according to http://twopcharts.com/howlongontwitter). Perhaps the young person was thinking of sponsored contentsContinue reading ““ET HE UGLY RUTH” courtesy of a sponsored ad on Twitter”

Double-dog graphic design at the gas pump 

The first thing that caught my eye at the gas pump the other day as the phrase “Free meat,” right there on the upper right of this sign. As gas fumes swirled in the cold air around me, which was tinged with the taste of the rock salt that covers roads, tires and car bodies,Continue reading “Double-dog graphic design at the gas pump “