Monthly Archives: August 2010

Wordnik Likes My “Halter-Top”

I wrote a story called “Power Ballad” a while back. I wrote it as a joke, really: it’s about a guy trying to pick up a  heavily tattooed woman.  .  . in a haltertop. I’d spelled it, “haltertop,” but my … Continue reading

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Writing on Deadline, Using Google Maps

Under deadline, there just isn’t time to be uninspired. I’m writing a dynamic, online piece that’s about some 25 restaurants in six different cities. Aimed at the business traveler, it uses Flash and it’s all linked to Google Maps. When … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi: Shutting It Off in the Coffeehouses?

According to The Los Angeles Times, some coffeehouses are shutting off the Wi-Fi. Is that a trend? If true, I’ve mixed feeling about it. At my local coffeehouse, it’s hard to get a seat because of the study hall atmosphere. … Continue reading

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New Fiction on Guernica

I’m not sure how many fiction pieces I’ve edited at Guernica–maybe about 100 (an exhausting thing to contemplate). This week, we have Leora Skolkin-Smith’s short story, “The Fragile Mistress,” which is an excerpt from the novel of the same name. … Continue reading

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