On Alcohol and Crime

On Alcohol and Crime

I have some thoughts. They won’t be particularly fun, so feel free to move along. I won’t blame you. Many of you know that I rarely drink, and never in large groups. I’ve been a non-drinker for more than thirty years, so I hardly think about it any more. I spend a...
The Moleskine “Smart Writing” Set

The Moleskine “Smart Writing” Set

Anyone who knows me, even casually, knows that I have a problem with paper goods. Pens, stationery, wrapping paper, journals, notebooks, planners…it’s an addiction. I used to carry a full planner, but now that my life is less plannable, I use a bullet...
Read It or Regret It

Read It or Regret It

Contracts are a way of life for the self-employed. If you freelance, you probably sign your name nearly as often as you write anything else. Reading those contracts carefully is absolutely essential. There are a few resources that can point out the worst contract...
Depression

Depression

I don’t talk much about depression. Most of the time, my depression is one of the least important things in my life. I have it fairly well managed due to a combination of meds (thank you modern medicine). I rarely go to talk therapy any more, though it...
Welcome, 2016!

Welcome, 2016!

2015 is going out on a decidedly easier note for me than it came in on. But many of my friends are not so lucky. To anyone who’s feeling the pain right now, I offer a shoulder and an ear and anything else I have that you need. This time last year, I was leaning...