Fruit Seller My Hero

Just a few words about the incident that befell London yesterday. I don’t want this blog to be political, but it is sometimes hard to ignore the things occurring in your hemisphere.Yesterday’s transport bombings were a symptom of the chaotic world we live in: a world dominated by fear. I could …

Cocktail Agent Party

YOU ARE INVITED said the notice, to a cocktail party thrown by an important literary agency who (if you’re lucky) will one day want to recruit you. Stop by, schmooze, mingle. Be prepared to describe yourself and your breakthrough novel in five fabulous words or less. Be there, be square. …

The Mantra of Margaritas

This month has been packed full of deadlines, classes and work meetings. My way of coping? Browsing through travel blogs. The beaches, mountains and cool rivers have a way of soothing my worries and insidious doubts. Will I I’ll ever publish a novel, finish my dissertation or complete my MBA? I …

My Zombie

I’ve just finished reading Joyce Carol Oats’ novel, Zombie, and I’m reminded a little of my own frustrated boy character in TI. We have in common the subjects of madness, time and troubled protaganists who have the need or (obsession) for experimentation. But where Joyce deals with the violence of …

Lose a page, gain a blog

Well, I finally made it to blogland. I’m a little late I’ll grant, but I am eager to embrace this form and see what I can make of it. Will people find my thoughts and rants interesting? That will remain to be seen. As far as websites, they seem so …