My new life in Raleigh

originally posted March 9, 2013, with apologies for the informality
May 2021: password removed; post reformatted; one link updated; revised text is noted

I know I’ve been promising pictures of my new digs for weeks, now (and, that’s not them in the image above; see my update, below), but the weather has been so dark  … continue reading

Song lyrics as writing

originally posted December 30, 2012
May 2021: reformatted; links updated; text revised as noted

I suspect that few radio listeners make a habit of equating song lyrics to the stories in magazines, books, or memoirs.  (And, granted, the limited numbers of words and phrases in most songs would  not  help make that association!)  However,  … continue reading

Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

originally posted April 20, 2007
May 2021: reformatted; link updated; text revised as noted

I’ve not watched the new series Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? yet, but I understand it’s turned out to be quite a popular hit. For fun, the Contra Costa Times—as of May 2021, the East Bay Times,  … continue reading