November is National Novel Writing Month

It took Jack Kerouc three weeks to draft his classic, On The Road. You might think that influenced the launch of The National Novel Writing Month. The event itself is a challenge: write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It’s the fourth day of NaNoWriteMo and things are going swimmingly. Novice and seasoned writersContinue reading “November is National Novel Writing Month”

Stevie Nicks: Way Back Before The Mac

Fleetwood Mac’s evolution from a blues band to a pop entity has been well documented. Most know the story of how Lyndsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks came to the attention of Mick Fleetwood. For those who want a refresher, Fleetwood, looking to fill a spot in his band, heard Frozen Love, a track from Stevie’sContinue reading “Stevie Nicks: Way Back Before The Mac”

Toni Brown’s Rabbit Hole Soul

Caterpillar: “Who are you?” Alice: “I-I hardly know, sir, just at present –at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.” “What you achieve through the journey of life is not as important as who you become.” – AnonContinue reading “Toni Brown’s Rabbit Hole Soul”

Feed: All Plugged In and No Place To Go

Abby F. reviews Feed (M.T. Anderson) Is it really necessary to keep every possible line of communication open? Many believe so and eagerly sign up for any new or novel method for keeping in touch with people and information. Search engines and the WWW, email and webcams, lol @ new codes for conversation, text messagingContinue reading “Feed: All Plugged In and No Place To Go”

Once British: The American TV Tragedy

I recently confessed my delight about Life on Mars, the British TV series, partially shown on BBC America. There was much to like about this show: it was British, the songs were good ones and worked in the context of the episodes, it was British, the 2006/1973 mystery, and it was British. Unfortunately, the empty-heartedContinue reading “Once British: The American TV Tragedy”

Looking For Life On Mars

Life on Mars, a gem of a TV series, made a whistle stop on BBC America and left the station before we could all hop on and enjoy the whole ride. No word about airing the second, final, season. It’s not the first time BBC America disappoints and it won’t be the last. Some shows,Continue reading “Looking For Life On Mars”

Tag, You’re It (Another Plea For Help)

Now that we have tamed the putting a video on the blog entry beast, it’s time to tackle yet another monster. This one is not allowing me to add tags to my sidebar. I’d like to add a tag or three: Technorati, My Blog Log, and even a RSS feed. My Widget Page doesn’t allowContinue reading “Tag, You’re It (Another Plea For Help)”

YouTube & WordPress, Oh My (A Plea For Help)

A funny thing happened during my simple quest to add a YouTube video to one of my posts. It wouldn’t happen. After hours of fruitless attempts to fix (and helpful suggestions from fellow bloggers/YouTubers), I’m at a loss.   No help on WordPress or YouTube help pages, either. Anyone figure this out? 1.  I joinedContinue reading “YouTube & WordPress, Oh My (A Plea For Help)”


When I head out on the highway I usually bring along my own mix of music. Depending on a particular radio station to play my favorite tunes is an exercise in futility. I didn’t always feel this way. Never worried about taking my eyes off the road to glare at the radio, hoping that I’dContinue reading “U2, A HOTEL ROOM, AND ME”