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And That’s a Wrap

December 31, 2011


It’s been a great year and I’m going to hate to see it go. I appeared in three plays: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; A Minor Case of Murder which I also wrote and co-directed; and Drift which we took to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. My wife considered all three plays to be successes because none of […]

The Search Engine Oracle Speaks Again

June 8, 2011


Back in April I wrote a post about the search terms leading viewers to my site.  I continue to be fascinated by these terms as many of them feel like very, very short stories providing insight into the searcher’s life.  When someone enters ‘how to reply to a back handed compliment‘, I like to think […]

The Case of Klipspringer’s Shoes–Part 2 of 3

March 2, 2011


When I’m reading an all-time great like Gatsby for the second or third time, I begin to imagine what the first draft of the story looked like when the author submitted it to his editor for review. What if the author purposely inserted an undeniably awful sub-plot or chapter to gauge if the editor had […]

The Case of Klipspringer’s Shoes–Part 1 of 3

March 1, 2011


The Comedy Rule of Three is a structure for setting up a punchline: you give two straight lines to establish your meaning is going in one direction, and then the third line is a joke or ironic twist going in another. There’s a musicality and rhythm in listing three that always works better than two […]