The smooth groove

Smooth is good. Rough is bad. Is that so? Seems that way to me. I sure love smooth stuff. My crystalline spheres are smooth as glass. I can hold one in my hands and groove on the smoothness, rotate and slide the spherical smooth – sworchorsch my fingers across nothing and still feel it. Maybe […]

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Filed under: Fantasy | Posted on January 31st, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Virtue

Have to say I’m no admirer of virtue. Virtue is just doing what other people tell you to do. If you do what they want, then you’re virtuous. Same with respect. Respect is mainly just fancy ass kissing, having nothing inherent to do with truth or love or anything good. More social baloney, though I […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on January 30th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Old is the new young!

Have you heard? Is it just me, or is anyone else getting tired of hearing that something is the new something? First thirty was the new twenty. Then forty was the new thirty. Then forty was the new twenty. Then sixty was the new forty. Guess we skipped fifty. We in the boomer generation like […]

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Filed under: Words and Stuff | Posted on January 29th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

Looking at stuff

Man, it kills me how much it all depends on how you look at stuff. That totally sucks. You’d think something could just be a way and that would be it. But nooooo! A good example is me. I look at myself and see a svelte, well-mustachioed tango artist with a cute butt. Other people […]

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Filed under: Words and Stuff | Posted on January 28th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

When the wind blows

When the cold wind blows across the plains in winter, it brings partial thoughts, broken, crusty ones. The thoughts toss like infinitesimal tumbleweeds across barren gray dirt and dead tan grass, bouncing high in the wind, drifting past chilly thoughtways covered with snow and narrow canyons of stone time, past frozen streams, skipping, rolling, tumbling across […]

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Filed under: Wonderment | Posted on January 27th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Put weather in.

That’s a quote from the writer Joseph Hansen, and I like it. Love weather. Lived in San Diego for a couple years and if you want to write a book with weather in it you might want to set it somewhere else. Nice, nice, and nice. That’s what I call yucky weather. Give me a […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on January 25th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

About time to stop thinking

I need to stop thinking so much. Since November I’ve been hitting this writer’s life thing pretty hard, and I’m buried in words up to my cranium. All I can think about is words. I see something I love or hate and boom, I’m suddenly buried in words, thrashing through symbols. I can’t even eat […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on January 24th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

Once upon a present

The present of the present. Now in a bow. Thanks, time! Kind of you to stop by, though stop is the wrong word, since you never stop, or only in the dentist’s chair. You just dropped by to drop a now, and now I have it and now it’s gone. That totally rocked. Bye! LWIII

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Filed under: Life | Posted on January 24th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Hatred

hatred is a funny thing it hates the thing it hates to hate and hating hate is not so great since hate is hate in every state LWIII

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on January 22nd, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

When peanuts collide

This ain’t about peanuts, just didn’t know what to write about today and had to come up with a snappy title, or a nutty one. So what’s up with old sayings these days? Just recently I had to explain both “easy as falling off a log” and “living high on the hog.” Maybe it’s the […]

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Filed under: Life | Posted on January 22nd, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

The secret to immortality

Just discovered the secret to eternal life. Ponce de Leon was looking in the wrong place. If you want to live forever just spend your whole life in the dentist’s chair. Ta da! Eternal life. Oh okay, maybe not eternal, but it sure would feel that way. According to the calculations undertaken by yours truly […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on January 20th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Today is the first day of yesterday

Okay, today seemed rather unimportant in my heart and mind as I arose this morning, a day with middling prospects for joy, soul exploratoriums, and wisdom wonderings, a day filled with doing what I’d done before and didn’t like all that much – meaning writing when I didn’t feel like it. So I decided to […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on January 19th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

Advertising

Done ‘er. Just sent off the query letter. Have to say complaining in public before writing it was pretty effective. I only fainted twice. May have to do a little more in the complaining line. Also, damn me, I told the truth. Why do I have to keep doing that? Well, on her site she […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on January 17th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

The Query Letter from Hell

(Sorry about the redundancy in the title, since any time you have to brag on paper about how awesome you are when you know you ain’t, it’s a tad hellish, unless you’re a used car salesman/writer.) The first thing to do when writing a query letter to a publisher, literary agent, or editor, is to […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on January 16th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Note to self

Don’t blab or brag. LWIII

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on January 15th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Nevermind

Moron alert: Well, I had an agent for about two hours. The smart people were right, darn them. Why do they have to do that so much? It was too good to be true, Shifty was really shifty, in a bad way. My coach tuned me back into reality long enough for me to research […]

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Filed under: Life | Posted on January 14th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Talk to my agent

Bingo. It happened. I’m now officially as annoying as I always wished I could be. I have an agent. Her name is Belle “Shifty” Cabal. Tough talker, skinny as a rail – though beautiful, in a you’re-skinny because-you-have-a-liver-problem-now kind of way. She wears a fedora and man’s pants with cuffs. Speaks low and husky, calls […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on January 13th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

What I like

I don’t like what you like. I like what I like. Is that bad? One thing that bugs me (insert Andy Rooney here) is when people think that because I don’t like something that means it must be bad, or rather that I think it is bad. There are many things I don’t like that […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on January 12th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

The Last Mimzy

Just watched that movie. Sacred geometry strikes again. Funny how children and geometry mesh so perfectly in that flick. Must be all their synaptic possibilities. Don’t know when I was last so moved by a film, and don’t know why with this one. Maybe because I’m a children’s writer now. It’s like I watched it […]

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Filed under: Wonderment | Posted on January 11th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

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