A New Look, an Old Hook

A few weeks ago, JDB earned a new paint job. The site is more than four years old now, and even if it's not exactly well-worn -- even if, thankyouverymuch, the posts are sometimes as sporadic as the author is spastic -- it probably needs a new look. The blogging platform that I use, WordPress,… Continue reading A New Look, an Old Hook

On the Job

A year or so ago, for a yawningly routine service story I was hacking out for WebMD, I interviewed a dentist about what people do wrong when they brush their teeth. Hey. It's a (partial) living. This is how it went: We all know what we mess up when it comes to brushing. We do… Continue reading On the Job

Rant500: Baby, It’s Cold Inside

A new category, where I whine on for 500 words about something or other: We all make concessions to age. Whether you're 30 and decide to give up Sonic the Hedgehog or you're 50 and give up on 21 year olds, at some point as we creak along and the world around us continues to… Continue reading Rant500: Baby, It’s Cold Inside

Her Way

Last fall ... I've been at this for a few weeks now. I still don't know where to start. I don't know where to go. I've written 2,500 words and trashed them all. I've started and stopped and started and screamed and given up a dozen times. I'm struggling for perspective. I'm trying to be… Continue reading Her Way

July, July

The title of this post is the same as a 2002 novel by Tim O'Brien. I saw the book recommended in some list somewhere, the cover looked nice, it wasn't huge like the epic I read before it, so I checked it out of my super-local library. (Yeah ... list, cover, weight of book ...… Continue reading July, July

Driving me nuts

My annual golf weekend with my brothers is officially in the record books. Officially: Most curse words on one hole. Most pathetic shots out of one sand trap. Most trees abused by mishit golf balls. Biggest slice on an impossibly high drive. Most 7s on one nine. Most 3-foot putts missed. Highest frustration level. Ever.… Continue reading Driving me nuts