Category Archives: quotes

Writing Tip 101A – Women Writer’s Know Their Shit

The key to writing is putting the seat of your trousers to the seat of the chair – Mary Heaton Vorse, American journalist, labor activist, and novelist I wrongly attributed this quote to another author. A man. Graham Greene to be exact. I was wrong. It wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the […]

Ides Of March

Julius Caesar returned from Gaul loaded with plunder i.e. gold and slaves. He paid off the debt of every Roman, thereby freeing the hoi polloi from the tyranny of the upper classes. That was why the Senators slayed him on the Senate steps. Collective greed. “Et tu, Brutus.”

I Love My Sleep

As much as I hate Daylight Savings Time, I was happy to sleep another hour this morning. After waking with the dawn I pulled the covers over my head for shelter from the light and arranged the pillows for renewed comfortability. The next forty-five minutes belonged to a blissful slumber. Sleep is the drug. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ. […]

October 10

In 2005 America celebrated Columbus Day. In 1492 the great navigator was two hundred miles from land. In 1973 Vice President Agnew was deposed as Nixon’s second for graft. He once said, “An intellectual is a man who doesn’t know how to park a bike.” I said, “Go fuck yourself.” Pseudo-intellectuals are not nattering nabobs […]

Shit My Dad Said

A twenty-seven year-old was living with his old man. 73 if not more. His son recorded his father’s salty sayings for fucking Facebook. His adages deserved a better forum. Old man – “If at first you don’t succeed, quit. Because you probably suck.” “Universe is 14 Billion years old. Seems silly to celebrate one year. […]