Zombie environment

A pretty African sunset Can we talk about the end of the world for just one post? The UN global report has been released and it's pretty grim. Grimmer than zombies (but arguably beneficial for zombies). Ultra grim.   Here's National Geographic's story on the story. Here's an excerpt from the Washington Post's story. "The … Continue reading Zombie environment

Day the 4th

Before diving into today's post, a reminder that International Turn Signal Observance Day is fast approaching. As you know, the US has pulled out of the ITSO agreement, but that doesn't mean you can't go ahead and use your turn signals anyway. Now, where I live, there are alleys behind the houses, only here they … Continue reading Day the 4th

No News is Still News, Day 2

Day 2 came and went, and still, news crept into my life. This time, the old fashioned way, by word of mouth. Half of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, they say, is to be sold off to the highest bidder. This most recent September, a guide led us through that strange, parched, changing landscape for … Continue reading No News is Still News, Day 2

Pre-Apocalypse, Day 1

Technically, the numbering should be backwards, but that's incalculable. After a TV-free day, fell asleep and slept the night through. I would have slept later, but, per usual, the dog woke me as soon as the first light of day crept through the curtains. As you know or don't know, I haven't been sleeping well … Continue reading Pre-Apocalypse, Day 1

The source of your writing power

  It’s all about appearances; the writing life has its demands. These include, explaining at parties what you’re working on when you yourself are clueless. You explain how you’re cranking out a few thousands words each and every morning and that you’re sure that once each word has been organized, catalogued, edited, and rewritten, the … Continue reading The source of your writing power