Sunday, July 12, 2009

Austin now

Came into the kitchen this afternoon to see Austin sitting at the table, eating some cereal and reading a hardcover book with no pictures.

I have a feeling this is a scene that will be repeated for years to come, but today was the first.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Tell don't show

Writing teachers often tell you to "show, don't tell" but sometimes telling what you're showing can be very entertaining. As in:

The version of Total Eclipse of the Heart is also good.

Palin post-mortem

I was reading Todd Purdum's story about Sarah Palin in Vanity Fair and this sentence popped out at me:

When I ask Mark Salter, McCain’s longtime speechwriter and co-author, about that comment, he says simply, “McCain always talks unscripted."
Salter has a pretty cushy job then.