Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Happy Birthday, Hank

Ninety-five years ago today, one of my favorite writers, Charles Bukowski, was born in Germany. Time called him the “laureate of American lowlife” in 1986, and I don’t think there could be a more vivid or fitting description of my beloved … Continue reading

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On living life as a freelancer

I’d been a full-time worker for 16 years. First for a telecommunications company when I was 20, then a newspaper writer/editor in my later twenties and then the associate editor at magazine in my mid-thirties. Not all of them were … Continue reading

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If music be the food of love, write on

Sometimes my mind just goes dark. Not to be confused with the times it just goes blank, I mean dark as in moody. Sinister. Morose. Maybe even melancholy on occasion. You get the point. If I were to go through … Continue reading

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Meeting a muse

There are moments in your life that are just so ungodly unbelievable. And then there are moments where the stars align, like they did two Fridays ago when the fella and I went to the second night of Nick Cave and … Continue reading

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Twelve for ’12

As 2012 winds down, I want to look back and think of all that I loved having my life this year. I’m always thankful to have the people that love me – and I love back – in my life, … Continue reading

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May my quill never run dry (or the best ‘Thank you’ I ever received)

It was no ordinary piece of mail addressed to me at the office … Like so many other professions, being a journalist is a thankless job. Luckily, for the most part (and for most of us), a “thank you” isn’t … Continue reading

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Getting outside the cube

Sometimes we just need to get out of the office. Today, my staff writer and I had to hit the road for an interview, and though we didn’t have a sunny day to enjoy, today was still one of the … Continue reading

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