Things I’m Verbing: Hometown datelines, apocalyptic morality and art as subtweet

I love Pocket — I really do. Being able to save longer stories for later, especially in the stripped-down, no-ads version that lets you best concentrate on the ideas and images, is great. But I have outdone myself in much the same way I have outdone myself rediscovering how much I love the public library system: IContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Hometown datelines, apocalyptic morality and art as subtweet”

Things I’m Verbing: Selkie singers, one-page novels and $1M worth of eels

The news is loud and horrible, everyone is stressed out and “Noise Is a Drug and New York Is Full of Addicts,” from Nautilus, pretty much says it all. As I type this, I hear my next-door neighbor’s incessant addiction to reggaeton loud and clear through my paper-thin walls; later this afternoon will come the Mr.Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Selkie singers, one-page novels and $1M worth of eels”

Things I’m Verbing: Cookie surgery, costuming dystopias and old things that are really old

The winter weather advisory has passed in New York, and I am still on my way to an opening day matinee of Hail Caesar! in a few hours. Frankly, I’m interested in fun stuff right now. Sometimes the hideous, heart-hurting stuff gets to be too much. It’s okay to linkspam fun links. Moreover, it’s just one ofContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Cookie surgery, costuming dystopias and old things that are really old”

Things I’m Verbing: Tiny houses, big systems and even bigger hair

Sunday was a big night for me: Though I’ve participated in National Novel Writing Month several times and finished that 50,000-word story a few times in the past, this year was the first time I crossed the finish line a full day before the end of November. The story is all over the place and I’mContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Tiny houses, big systems and even bigger hair”