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Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Last night I emailed my finished manuscript to my editor in New York, and then I drove downtown, took off all my clothes and ran naked through Temple Square. There was no other appropriate response. Except maybe I should have taped some sparklers to [...]

Vintage Pyrex ovenware

We had dinner with my mother last night (pork roast, black-eyed peas and cornbread, and it was unbelievable), and right before we left she asked me if I’d be interested in these bowls that had been given to her at her wedding shower a few weeks before she married my father over 40 years ago. [...]

Sooty

Obviously there is something in our chimney that Chuck is fascinated with because he spends hours, literally hours, standing with his head inside the fireplace in our bedroom. We can’t smell any dead bodies or hear any birds or squirrels, so we have no idea what’s up there that’s causing this obsession in him. So [...]

Derek

This is Leta’s Pseudo Internet Godfather, Derek Powazek. He lives in San Francisco, but we got to hang out with him in Austin. I threatened that I was going to take a litany of unflattering photos of him while he danced drunk on a stage in front of hundreds of people, but seems he’s got [...]