July 2010

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web during the week here, but which I post on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my travels. More about the genesis here. Flags of the nations, in food! (This one’s for you, […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones,The Silly Ones,The Useful Ones

I am annoyed by this fake movie with Jennifer Aniston and this real guy falling asleep in my lap, in my airspace And I am annoyed by my pants not fitting and by all the things I ate to make them that way And I am annoyed by the books I brought to read because […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

A while back, when my shrink and I were trying to dismantle my Lack of Entitlement Issues, she had me ask myself a question repeatedly: What do I feel like doing? Like the complaint-free bracelet or any other kind of check-in built around raising awareness, it worked like gangbusters once I focused on it for […]

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Jul 23, 2010 Comments Off

Frrrrriday Rrrrroundup! #15

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web during the week here, but which I post on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my travels. More about the genesis here. Incredibly (and surprisingly) heartwarming video involving Jewel, karaoke and a […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones,The Useful Ones

The first change is up to you. The rest come rushing up to you, one after another, pell-mell, willy-nilly, greedy, greedy bastards ready ready ready for the light you have let in through that small, small crack in the door. The news is that changing one thing changes everything. Whether that bit of news is […]

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Jul 21, 2010 5

Reframing your ducks

I have a signed Keith Haring poster from the New York Book Fair that’s been with me for 25 years now. It’s moved with me from Brooklyn to Manhattan to Chicago, where I finally had it framed and hung it proudly on the wall of my first bona-fide “grownup” apartment (i.e., all mine, with furniture […]

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If I were a better writer, I’d be able to do justice to On Writing Well, William Zinsser’s own brilliant writing on writing. Or maybe I should say, if I were the writer I dreamed of being back when I first dreamed of being a writer, I could write the review I had somewhere in […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

There’s an old saying the creatives in my old ad agency liked to lob at the suits when they started fire-breathing stuff like budgets and time and quality: Fast. Cheap. Good. Pick any two. Actually, we were rarely this articulate or polite under pressure, usually, we used a lot more words, rapid-fire and sotto voce, […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web during the week here, but which I post on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my travels. More about the genesis here. Can’t stomach Mad Mel’s disturbing rants on their own? Try […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones,The Useful Ones

Try to focus on how free your toes feel in your brand new flip-flops or how cold they don’t feel, like they did last March or anything else but the creeping, creeping heat that floats upward from the ground only to pool in your head with no way out, slow-cooking your brain and what’s left […]

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