My notebook habit…

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine gave me a pair of leather-bound notebooks.  “You’re a journal writer, right?”  I had to think about it for a second before offering a tentative “yes,” since I’m a journal writer more in concept than in practice.  I’m far more likely to watch a film or read a story about a journal writer than to actually sit down, crack open a new page, and put my pen to paper (or fingers to keypad, as it were) nowadays, such is the procrastination, lethargy, and outright dissipation that can dominate my existence.

But still, I accepted those notebooks, as if Continue reading “My notebook habit…”

Some thoughts on the passing of Kim Jong Il…

I will miss the hair.

You know what I’m talking about. That sweeping, wind-blown bouffant, the envy of hipsters everywhere, that effused a certain cuddly charm even though we KNEW it wasn’t true. At all. Even those curmudgeons at The Economist were seduced by its pulpy contours – a cover story several years ago featured a smiling and shock-topped Kim Jong Il beneath the headline “Greetings, earthlings,” which suggested that his madness stemmed not from an evil megalomania, but rather a humorous cosmic accident that mixed a smidge of alien DNA with his own. Whoops! Continue reading “Some thoughts on the passing of Kim Jong Il…”

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