Join me and eight other You’re Being Ridiculous storytellers at Winnetka’s The Book Stall, an independent bookstore located on Chicago’s north shore.
Hello from Hawaii! I hope you don’t mind I’m still in my bikini. My goodness, it’s so balmy here I don’t want to wear anything else! I’m sure I need no introduction. It is I who purr from your stereo every Thanksgiving through Christmas asking your main man of merriment for many an indulgence. But […]
Excerpt from Atlantic News Wire story, Nov. 14, 2016 “… It was president-elect Sharky McSharkface’s promises to restore the ocean to former economic glory that prompted so many of this sleepy, small sand town to vote for him. ‘Things just haven’t been the same here since the 1600s,’ said Finn Grey as he swam his […]
Do you ever think musicians, like really talented serious musicians — hunting-down-the-dream musicians — ever think about or care where their music will be played if it becomes a hit? These songs, something they uncovered from the dark recesses of their interpersonal ache, one of the most intimate personal experiences ever encountered, become the soundtrack […]
Cadence inspired by the incomparable Joe Frank’s story “Howard Johnson’s Brownies.” ***** Everyday at 5 am Stan woke up to the sound of his television turning on. For exactly 10 minutes he’d lie in bed and watch the infomercials. They motivated him to stay awake. The motivated him to do what he was about to do […]
Jean leaned over for Richard’s lighter, bumping his bourbon with her breast on purpose. “All I’m saying, is it’s no coincidence that men are the ones who name their sons after themselves and not the women. It’s like building phallic statues everywhere and putting your names on them.” Richard caught her slender wrist and pulled […]
Donna, we’re like so proud of you for being cool about Alex being gay. I mean. Wow. Yeah, that couldn’t have been easy. How did you even find out? Have you told the kids? I’m not sure if they will get it yet. They’re young. They just care about the fact that daddy isn’t living […]