My high-school English teacher Ms. Linda Johnson wrote a college recommendation letter, and, being very shrewd, she let me read it. It said something very close to this: “Derek didn’t like Hemingway at first, but had the intellectual curiosity to come back and read his other works with an open mind.” Let’s say that was … More Better the second time, a true and final Reassembly
For the past several decade I’ve been working earnestly to hit the magic 2200 rating, the threshold for the “master” title. … More Okay, fine, I get it—I didn’t make it
Man: There’s nothing magical about the couch. It just helps people to be comfortable. So they can focus on their thoughts.
Death [lying back, fidgeting]: I know there’s nothing magical about the couch.
Man: Okay. Great. So tell me what’s on your mind. … More A very short story
Struck by the colors in this bunch. Still quite sour, but nearly there.
In the spirit of Ghostbusters, I have taken the liberty of recasting Game of Thrones, to make it better. (This works best if you watch an episode and envision the new actor doing the same lines. Yes I know some of my choices aren’t currently… available.) Ned Stark = was Sean Bean = now Kathy Bates Sir Bronn … More Game of Thrones, the Reboot
A partial list of foods consumed by various contestants during the Sacramento Chess Championship last weekend:
Roast beef sandwich … More Eating at the board