the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Stuff I found while looking around


– Flickr stream of Ólafur Már Sigurðsson from Iceland, such a beautiful, distant world

2013 Movie Trailer Mashup

– RELATED: David Ehrlich’s top 25 films of 2013

A British Teacher’s Archive of Confiscated Toys

– For my kids: 10 super simple party stunts

A Writer’s Guide To Keeping Sane:

Think about it this way: if you weren’t worrying about writing, you’d probably be worrying about serious things that actually matter. So maybe writing is keeping you sane by distracting you from worse things.

– Super fun portfolio: Scott Spark Illustration

– I am absolutely in love with Jordan’s bedroom makeover.


Homeland Vintage Album Art Covers

20 most overplayed songs of 2013, one minute mashup

– Oh my sweet dear lord, herding dogs.

How I Write: James McBride, The New National Book Award Winner For Fiction:

I still write my first 20-30 pages longhand. Then I move to the computer, or I’ll type it—I still use a typewriter, too. I used to use a typewriter a lot more. I needed it early in my career. The computer makes you rewrite and just hit the “insert” key. The insert key is deadly for a writer. You really have to push forward, know you’re going to discard and rewrite everything. Man, I rewrite everything. Even emails I rewrite.

Just what DOES the fox say?

A few of my favorite recent tweets:

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Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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