There’s no such thing as a ‘realist’

Has this ever happened to you? You’re having a conversation, or maybe an argument, with someone who is opposed to your point of view. You feel you’re making some good points. You’re supporting them with evidence and some carefully-considered lines of...

Reflections on 30 Years of a Writing Routine

Every budding writer knows the rule: if you want to become a better writer, you have to stick to a routine. Writing is a craft, which means it is both a skill and an art, and it involves many fine technical points that can be mastered only with repeated practice. It’s...

Second Line Parade’s First EP

Feel like helping to fund the first real recording of a great, soulful band? Sure you do. Second Line Parade features smoky, sassy singer and strummer Stefanie, and they’ve got a great sound. Worth a listen. Drop a few bucks their way! Independent artists need...

Third Season Disappointments

Three shows I’ve come to enjoy in the past few years–Vikings, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black–are all in their third season this year. And so far, all three of them have proven to be disappointments. I’m only a few episodes into each, but the fact...