A Rose By Any Other Name?

“Names are loaded, full of pitfalls and possibilities, and can prove obstacles to writing.” -Carmela Ciuraru Belle de Jour didn’t invent the pseudonym. Concerned that his fantasy writings would reflect badly on his academic work, mathematician Charles Dodgson wrote under the name Lewis Carroll. As to not alert the neighbors that they were featured in … [Read more…]

New Year’s Resolutions – 2011

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” -Abraham Lincoln I didn’t do so hot with my 2010 New Year’s Resolutions. 2010 resolution: I wanted to use Bedpost regularly. 2010 result: I did okay with this, some months I was better than others. 2010 resolution: I … [Read more…]

New Year’s Resolutions

“Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.” -Eric Zorn These aren’t all resolutions per se. Some are things I want to accomplish or things I plan to do. But it will be nice to have a list … [Read more…]