Tag Archives: Writing

So, what does a writer look like?

THIS IS THE second time that a major magazine asked me for a headshot and promptly wrote back that I don’t “look like a writer.” Actually, I’m kind of amused, and I’ve had some fun with this, for a lot … Continue reading

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A Swift Kick in the Writer’s Butt: On Farting Hearts and Rainbows

BACK TO WRITING freelance, and it actually feels good. I miss being a reporter at The Austin American-Statesman, and I really miss getting paid to go to cool places, meet weird people and write stories about it. And to freelance, … Continue reading

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Redneck Sex Ed: A boner in the back is not foreplay

FLUF, LIKE MOST rednecks, was a natural-born sweet talker.  Over a fistful of Budweiser, he once told my brother, “I ain’t tall. I ain’t the best-looking bull in the barn. I had to have somethin’.” That’s practically the redneck credo. … Continue reading

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Mama. Quit mashing the button . . .

SO I’M HERE in Sugar Land with Mama, trying to undo whatever it was she did to mess up her computer . . . ME: Okay. First thing: When you get a popup that says anything about speeding up your … Continue reading

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Hang on to your britches, baby, we’re in for a bumpy ride. And here’s a cat . . .

SO I’M DOWN in Sugar Land, visitin’ with Mama, my sister (who’s doin’ better, by the way, though she’s still really sick) and my brother and all his youngun’s. I made the mistake of getting the boys those big Confetti … Continue reading

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More excitement than one pup can stand . . .

THIS WEEKEND HAS been a complete and total inspiration. And I’ve been advised to get my rear in gear and finish Redneckedness. Yeah. I know. My lack of focus on just ONE  project is in-spi-rin’. Yesterday, my friend and fellow … Continue reading

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It’s a Girl Friend thang . . . because nobody loves you like your Girlfriends

LET’S FACE IT. Your cat is never going to tell you that, Yes, those jeans make you look fat. And while it’s painful, we need to know these things. I admit. I’ve been a bad friend. I live in the … Continue reading

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