Category Archives: A Tip o’ the Hat

The End Is Near (Year-wise)

As The Logs Burn This December has been different from its predecessors. For the first time in my adult life I’m living in a house with a working fireplace. This has made the month’s stretch of holidays a pleasantly toasty … Continue reading

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My Spin on “Oliver Twisted”

The great John Pound is the artist responsible for establishing the look and painting most of the images that made the Topps Company‘s Garbage Pail Kids a sensation back in the ’80s. While I can’t swear that John painted the … Continue reading

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Granny Sue, From Whom All Good Things Flow

"Granny Sue" is a handcrafted wall hanging that my sister-in-law Susan purchased for me on impulse while she and Eddie and I were browsing at a nearby Goodwill store here in North Adams. Something about it struck a chord with … Continue reading

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Commentary in Close Quarters

Anyone who is familiar with the modest dimensioned of my congenitally cluttered "studio" workspace knows that it’s not, uh, ideal for staging a video interview. But that didn’t deter the hardy set of students from Hostos Community College in the … Continue reading

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Moving Days

I’ve been pre-occupied of late by the relocation of my web site (this blog included) to a new server. This is a process that I would be totally unable to undertake on my own, since the geek gene so prevalent … Continue reading

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Chester Derrick’s Cameo

The drawing above was done for a benefit auction that’s raising money for Japanese disaster relief. Continue reading

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Book Promotion Time

I’ll be driving across Massachusetts next Friday to do a reading from The Collected Wendel at Boston’s Calamus Bookstore. The fun starts at 7. Continue reading

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Lions, Lambs, and Mammoths

“In Like a Lion; Out Like a Lamb!” That’s the way the month of March is supposed to behave, weather-wise. Continue reading

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Dog Town

“Where Have All The Bow-wows Gone?” Remember that old Pete Seeger song? Well, fifteen of them are currently residing with Eddie’s sister Susan in Florida. Continue reading

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Wendel on the Horizon

My advance copy of The Complete Wendel arrived in my mailbox just in time for Christmas—and it really looks handsome. Continue reading

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