Book Candles. Editing. Fun.

Write a book. Now, go back and re-read the book¬† few years later. Edit your book while swilling coffee, ordering book candles, and bathing¬†in the horror that you actually wrote that and thought, "Damn. This is art." This is my current place in life. I finished a novel last week…

Life Without Cookies

Or cake. Or pie. Or waffles, milk, flour, cheese, and joy, yes, there will be no joy, not in this house. Bride is doing a really interesting thing known as the Whole Life Challenge. It's kind of cool-- focusing on better food, plenty of sleep ( a must!), stretching, meditation,…

I have a cold. I will die soon.

There's no getting around it. My son, the World's Largest Eight Year Old, has infected me with a virulent form of the rhinovirus, which may or may not be a combination of the following diseases: The Bubonic Plague Cooties Ebola A Random Tropical Fever Boogers. These have combined for the…

Consider The Waffle.

I require fuel, and that fuel must take a delicious form.As a writer and college instructor, I have certain expectations placed upon me. I'm supposed to wear tweed (it's itchy), drive a Prius (I'm too tall), and eschew all forms of sports (I love sports. I also love playing sports, which…