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“The Writer” named as one of EWR’s Best of 2019.

Hey, gang — I just recently learned that I was given a really nice honor at the end of last year. Every Writer’s Resource named my poem “The Writer” as one of EWR’s Best of 2019. The online magazine published the poem in July 2019.

Established in 1999, Every Writer’s Resource is one of the oldest comprehensive resources for writers on the net, and I’m grateful to Editor in Chief Richard Edwards for the distinction.

The Haunting of Sly Manner.

How’s this for “found art?” A pal of mine sent me some Halloween goodies just for fun (because I can’t trick-or-treat this year), and she illustrated the package for me. Which is a totally fun thing that I think everyone should do (except me; I have no artistic talent).

She ALSO tried to glitter bomb me, as you can see in the last pic with the (totally sweet) Halloween coffee cup, because I’ve successfully pranked her that way. But to no avail — New Yorkers are inveterate pranksters; you’ve got to get up pretty early in the morning to fool one of us.

I hope you guys are looking forward to something fun for Halloween.

“A reclining skeleton, holding a staff, pulling himself out of his tomb,” J. Gamelin, 1778.


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V0008803 Awaiting description Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images Awaiting description Crayon 1778 By: Jacques Gamelinafter: LavaléeGamelin, Jacques Nouveau recueil d’ostéologie et de myologie Nouveau recueil d’ostéologie et de myologie. Jacques Gamelin Published: 1779] Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0