Review: Spy of the First Person – by Sam Shepard

I was perusing the library for something new to read. The one novel that I am reading now isn’t/wasn’t holding my attention, but not enough to give up and move onto something else entirely. I was after something to break up the story. To reinvigorate me. As I walked past the “New Fiction” section, I … Continue reading Review: Spy of the First Person – by Sam Shepard

Hey, Publishers! You’re doing it wrong.

Yes. It’s me. I am that pesky, no-named, unknown, little independent writer. I am that beligerant sonofabitch who believed myself too good for the system and got in bed with Amazon in order to sell my crappy books. Yes. It’s me. I am here to tell you that you are doing it wrong. Far be … Continue reading Hey, Publishers! You’re doing it wrong.

How I Would Start to Fix Barnes and Noble

They announced more losses at Barnes and Noble. And of course the suggested plans of actions seem like pages from the standard playbooks of business (mainly protect the higher-ups salaries) without doing a damn thing to really move the needle. It feels like the 4th quarter with only a few seconds left and the whole … Continue reading How I Would Start to Fix Barnes and Noble

The Advent of Reading

December is upon us! This means Christmas, which also means advent calendars. The countdown to Christmas is all anticipation, even as someone who no longer expects to get any gifts. In our household, we have a slightly different Advent Calendar. It was something that my wife started. I am not 100% certain if this was … Continue reading The Advent of Reading