A Series of Unfortunate Events

I’m a big fan of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. If you have never read the books or seen the movie, the following quote will give you a sense of its tone. “In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and...

Piss, Blood and Vomit

“How’s work?” I asked. “It’s great.” she said. “The director said hi to me on Friday.” I know how rare it is for such an elevated personage to acknowledge a member of the crew. “And the work is interesting....

Not Too Cool to Care

I’m registered on a site called Klout which measures social influence on the internet.  Basically it counts things like how many people engage with your posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media and evaluates your influence on a scale from 0 to...

If I Have a Mission…

“If I have a mission … and this might sound not exactly what you expect of people, but again, ask any writer and, on this note, nobody’ll tell you anything different … I write those essays for myself — any good writer has to. That is, of course I want to...