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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Dial M For Murder

“This is 911 – what’s your emergency?”

“Please send help! I’m at 312 Fulton Street, apartment 6F. Hurry!”

“OK, sir. I need you to calm down. What is the nature of your emergency?”

“My body’s trying to kill me! Please, for God’s sake, come quickly!”

“Could you repeat that?”

“My body, Goddamnit – it’s been trying to kill me all along. It thinks I’m not on to it, but dear God, it’s all so clear now. I’m not safe anywhere!”

Sound of furniture being knocked over, then panicked crying

“Oh, God help me! I can’t get away! It’s here!”

We hear a body hit the floor, then gasping

“My chest!” Voice trailing off, then silence

“Sir! Sir! Can you hear me? Help is on the way!”

Please don’t tell me I’m the only one who feels like this?

The Relentless Grind of Making Art

When you’re flipping channels and you come across a “Seinfeld” rerun, do you flip right past it or do you linger? 

Right past it. I think there’s a level of focus you need to get something to a certain point creatively, and you pay a price for that, which is you can’t ever look at it again.”

– Dan Amira interviewing Jerry Seinfeld for the New York Times


Deep into editing the second draft of my first novel.

The good news? I like it. A lot.

The bad news? Not much bandwidth for anything else.

Gotta prioritize.