Love is love and it’s okay to watch my smashmouth game again.

It wasn’t because he was gay that Carl Hassid was able to sack the Baltimore’s quarterback, Lamar Jackson, last night, leading to a win in the nail-biter between the Raiders and the Raven’s.

In overtime, the Raiders embarrassed themselves when their quarterback Derek Carr tossed a winning touchdown into the…


Second option: Give them a crystal ball.

One of the best pieces of writing advice I ever paid a ton of money for was to educate your readers about how to read your story.

I’m not going to do a deep dive into that secret here because this isn’t a post about writing. …


Elections have consequences: you have to live with the results.

An election isn’t a popularity contest.

Well, it is. But only until it’s certified.

But then you have to live with the results, whether you like the winner or not.

Tell that to the voters in San Francisco and California at large.

And North Dakota. Idaho. States with more recall…


This election is a waste of your money.

How many times do I have to say it. We elect politicians, not saints.

If you’re a Californian on the fence about how to vote in the upcoming gubernatorial election, I have one question for you. How would you like to have Stephen Miller in the White House? …


The Yin and Yang of friendships.

It would never have occurred to me to speak to the two young men on the beach.

How young were they? To a woman in her eighties, anyone under fifty is a young whippersnapper.

I don’t say that to be ageist, but thirty or forty years is a long time…


Without actually writing.

This platform is full of writing tips. I’ve written a few myself.

Yet, some of the most important lessons I’ve learned about writing have been those they don’t teach you in writing classes.

Like so many important endeavors in life, the actual writing part of writing it is often easier…


Sometimes they act like the rest of us.

First rule of picking heroes. They aren’t always who you think they are. And sometimes celebrities are heroes but not because they’re stars.

Laura Hillenbrand

If you are one of the centillion readers of Laura Hillenbrand’s bestseller about the racehorse Seabiscuit, or one of…


Mastery takes daily practice.

I have a spiel for new writers. I’ve been saying it for so long, now I even bore myself. But if you want to be a writer, and eventually write well, you have to sit down and write. Every. Damn. Day.

I can hear the naysayers naysaying and throwing the…


Watch out for the little ones.

First rule of picking heroes: don’t go for the first muscle-bound, tough-looking guy just because you think bravado will help you get through life.

Help you open the stuck lid on the pickle jar, for sure. …


Knitcasts, 15 minutes of fame the easy way.

Remember when only men were allowed to knit?

Neither do I. I’m old, but not that old.

Be that as it may, in the 1500s, the city of Paris established the first knitting guild and hung a sign on the door: Men only need apply.

Who couldn’t have seen that…

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