Category Archives: Survivor

Travel agents

I finished the first draft of a story I’ve been working on for a couple of weeks. It’s been tough going for a couple of reasons. First, I used the bones of an old, unfinished story as the basis for … Continue reading

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They didn’t even name him Mr. Black

I don’t take on new series lightly. In fact, I’ve become somewhat mercenary. In recent days, I deleted Bates Motel and The Walking Dead from my DVR series recordings. However, I’ve been meaning to check out The Blacklist, having heard … Continue reading

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Sprung

It’s easy to tell that spring has arrived. Yesterday afternoon my car was absolutely covered in greenish-yellow pollen. When I pulled out of my parking spot, it flowed across the windshield like snow pellets. Working on essays and book reviews … Continue reading

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Even vultures can fly south for the winter

Yesterday, I spent a little over an hour at the front of a classroom. My buddy Danel Olson invited me to speak to his Gothic class at a local college, something I’ve done once previously. It was a relatively small … Continue reading

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The End

We were having dinner at a local restaurant last night. There was a karaoke machine in the bar area, playing mostly Christmas songs. When I heard “Little Drummer Boy,” a song that has always struck me as being tedious, for … Continue reading

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Snowball

I’m not a huge football fan. I don’t know half the rules, and that may be an overestimation. But I do enjoy watching a game every now and then to pass the time, often when I’m doing something else. The … Continue reading

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Super 8

I finished the first draft of a story that I’ve been struggling with yesterday morning. I have to turn it in on Sunday, so the weekend will be spent revising it. I’ll also have a Storytellers Unplugged essay show up … Continue reading

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My name is Robert

My paternal grandmother had six sons who served in World War II. My father tried to make it seven by claiming to be older than he was, but he didn’t succeed. One of my uncles took part in the D-Day … Continue reading

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Smurfs

I always enjoy talking with my agent. We don’t talk all that often, but when we do, I come away feeling energized. I feel like he knows the lay of the land and the best way to approach a new … Continue reading

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Tickling the ivories

My latest Storytellers Unplugged post went up this morning. It’s called Maybe I Could’ve Been a Rock Star, like this guy over here ⇒. One of my latest “claims to fame”—one of my tweets was quoted in a Guardian article about … Continue reading

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