Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Long Hall and the Blank Door

So – December 31st. Every year, we stand in a long hall, staring at a door. We can see the side facing us, the details of the year coming to an end. The other side, once we open it, will … Continue reading

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Buy ‘Mindbenders’ – Get ‘After’ FREE!

You guys are soooooo lucky!   For a limited time (until I decide to stop), if you buy a copy of ‘Mindbenders’ (only available at Amazon.com for the next several months), you’ll get ‘After’, my book of post-9/11 stories, FREE … Continue reading

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‘Mindbenders’ Rising

‘Mindbenders’ is now #3028 overall in Amazon’s Kindle Store and #128 (of 16,182!) in Kindle Thrillers! Help me make the Top 100! Buy yours now! The heck with that – buy TWO so you have a spare! The sequel’s coming … Continue reading

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Fish Story

  The old TV show began ‘There are six million stories in the Naked City’ and certainly plenty of them had to be fish stories – New York was, after all, the place PT Barnum had a museum (with live … Continue reading

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‘Mindbenders’ is Free!

For the next three days, through December 26th, ‘Mindbenders’ will be a free ebook download on Amazon! The Reviewers have spoken: ‘Mindbenders is an incredible read and I was recommending it to others before I even finished reading it. I … Continue reading

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Paint (and Write) from the Shoulders

This long weekend, I hope to spend some time at an exhibition of some early paintings by Richard Pousette-D’art.   I studied painting with Richard for one semester at Sarah Lawrence.┬áHe was a hulking man in a smock coat who … Continue reading

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The Man Who Tried to Tell the Truth

Vaclav Havel always interested me. Not too many writers become President of their country and then go back to writing. Havel wrote plays that were produced around the world, was arrested by the government of Communist Czechoslovakia, became leader of … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of the Lowest Price

Richard Russo, the well-known author (Empire Falls), has a really good article on the OpEd page of the NY Times today (link here) about Amazon’s new pitch, encouraging customers to go into brick-and-mortar bookstores this Saturday and use Amazon’s price … Continue reading

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Good Scary

I was speaking to a woman in the neighborhood the other day. We’ve known each other for over ten years. She was sitting in the car, waiting for her husband to join her on a trip to their daughter’s in … Continue reading

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