Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Head Down

I've got my head down for a few weeks now, finishing up the long-promised, long-delayed book on the biggest bestsellers of all time and what they have in common.
An irreverant, and possibly irrelevant, look at popular culture and the short happy history of the novel.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Separated at Birth

George and Bernie

Rod and Paul

Brad and Paul


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Illegal Hair

Paul Levine, aka the best head of hair in America has just released a new hardback novel that I highly recommend.

Paul is funny. Smart and funny. Smart and funny and a damn good writer.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


A weekend in Key West. Mainly we walked, but we couldn't resist taking the rickshaw at the end of a long day.

Then there was our time in butterfly world. Hadn't been there before. Been going to Key West for over forty years, and this is the first time I've bonded with an insect. If I look a little tired, it's because I was.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Barbara Parker RIP

Here she is with Chris Kling and Les Standiford. Barbara was part of a class of FIU students that inluded Chris, Dennis Lehane, Vicki Hendricks and others. Barbara was right up there at the top of the class. Always merry and bright.

She was a wonderful lady and a fine writer. Always a pleasure to be around. You can read her obit here.