Category Archives: Ranting

Thanks, Obama

Nov. 4, 2008 doesn’t seem like such a long time ago. I was 30 years old then. I managed to score a pair of passes to the election night rally in Grant Park, just a few blocks from the condo … Continue reading

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A Dubious Writing Milestone

A couple weeks ago, I got my 200th rejection letter. Thanks, Redivider!  It’s an odd thing to celebrate, but almost every writer I mentioned that to responded in some kind of congratulatory manner. And for some strange reason, it felt like … Continue reading

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Every now and then, someone asks me if I’d consider leaving my job and making a go at writing full time. Usually, my response to that is, “What was the last novel you bought?” The most popular answer I get is, “Do magazine … Continue reading

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Always Demand the Galleys

I received the latest issue of Sycamore Review today and was quite upset to discover that my story (along with most of the others in the issue) had the last pages cut off. Many end abruptly in mid-sentence. It’s a clear … Continue reading

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The Literary Draw

I’ve been watching plenty of World Cup soccer this year. Don’t worry, I’m not going to try to insist that soccer is the world’s greatest sport and people who aren’t fans are ignorant boors. I’ll personally take hockey over soccer … Continue reading

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Let’s give this a whirl

I figured if I’m going to procrastinate from my writing, I might as well do it in a way that supports my writing, so I’ve created a tumblr page to house my short stories and serve as a blog on … Continue reading

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