Monthly Archives: August 2010

Movie: The Expendables

I saw this weeks ago and forgot. It’s that kind of film. It’s like McDonald’s french fries or Chinese food — tasty but doesn’t stay with you very long. It was all fight scenes and more fight scenes, a few … Continue reading

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A 500-word story by request: What doesn’t happen at the Olive Garden.

I went to a literary soiree a while back and a good and famous writing friend told me that this was one of her favorite stories of all time. Go figure. So all these other literary sorts were asking me … Continue reading

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Mendo nirvana.

I’m not rich, but I know the right people. (This reminds me of something the mother in Room with a View tells her daughter: “Yes there are right and wrong sorts of people.”) My friend E is such a person. … Continue reading

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