Did you hear the one about…

…the guy who promised to send out his Letter? It’s really funny! You see, there was this guy who promised to send out the latest edition of a quarterly Letter that he mails out to people. He promised to send it out, then he didn’t. He promised again to send it out and didn’t. And then he promised a third time to send it out and then he didn’t send it then either.

The punchline? He promises that it’s going out next week!

This is not from The Onion

There’s a new book of essays out that’s getting a lot of great reviews, and I was going to buy a copy. Then I came across a column the author wrote a few years ago and decided, hey, I don’t really need to buy that after all.

As the kids these days say… OMG.

It would be brilliant satire if she wasn’t serious.

2019 Fundraiser!


That’s the name the Weather Channel gave the snowstorm that hit overnight (also the name of a really disappointing 1966 Paul Newman movie). Dumped about 4 or 5 inches, which doesn’t seem like a lot, but when it’s a heavy wet snow, drifting on the steep stairs, it’s a battle. Shoveled and put a bunch of rock salt down. Supposed to hit the teens tonight, which should put a nice, slippery glaze on everything.

So I’m in the house on a wintry Sunday afternoon and think to myself, hey, what a perfect day to launch the 2019 fundraiser!

This site costs money to operate. Not an earth-shattering amount, but enough (especially when combined with a curious lack of freelance work), and I want to do several things later this year, including a monthly podcast. More audio! More video! More web sites! More blog posts! More everything! Anything you can contribute will help.

I’ve set it up so you can give either a one-time donation or a monthly amount that you pick. You could choose to give a buck or two every month. Think of it as getting a “subscription” to the site. Just click on the DONATE button over on the right. You’ll be taken to Paypal, where you can contribute via Paypal or your favorite credit or debit card.

Of course, if you don’t want to donate anything, that’s fine too! This site has been free since I launched it in 1996 and it will always be free, and I appreciate each and every visit.

The Letter goes out soon, by the way. As soon as I put some boots on and slide to a mailbox.