In honor of the Christmas season, I’m pulling out an oldie but a goodie out of the archives. The following is a 100% true story I wrote for my personal web site back in 1997 before the days of blogs. Enjoy. The worst job I ever had was a temp job working the customer counter … More The worst job I ever had: UPS customer counter at Christmas
Until 2001, best-selling author David Sedaris wrote all of his work on a typewriter, pecking with one finger. He reluctantly started using a MacBook to write and only last June used the Internet for the first time. He admitted that writing on a computer was more efficient. On the typewriter he often wrote to fit … More David Sedaris types with one finger
I had an unconventional teacher in high school who gave us Wilson Bryan Key’s Subliminal Seduction to read in American History class. The book affected me greatly and I completely wore out my copy. It’s premise was that there are suggestive words and imagery embedded in advertising and I could swear I could see them. … More Is that broccoli in your basket or are you just happy to see me?
Who knew I would be so grateful I lugged these boxes of old journals around all these years? Last night I read at the Salon of Shame in front of a sell-out crowd at the Theater Off Jackson. The idea is simple: Seattleites stand and read from their worst adolescent writing, including middle school diaries, … More My first Salon of Shame