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My Other Car…

Designed a bumper sticker for fans of all things literal and obvious...

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Gorshinmania!

On this, the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan show, I thought I'd share a comedy sketch that I wrote for The Madhouse Theater Company, and which they performed last month at Montgomery County Community College.... Continue Reading →

Make Things Happen: Writing Tips from an Eight-Year-Old

In the latest episode of my podcast, a misunderstanding leads me to interview an award-winning eight-year-old author and her younger sister. Later, their father reveals how his own childhood trauma has informed their creativity. The younger sister then rounds things... Continue Reading →

The Coolest Thing You Will Ever Do In Your Life

This week's episode of my podcast is titled "The Coolest Thing You Will Ever Do In Your Life." In it, I read a piece of fiction from a work in progress and interview longtime educator Monica D'Antonio about teaching and... Continue Reading →

Is Billy Pilgrim Crazy?

A student of mine recently asked whether Billy Pilgrim, the protagonist (for lack of a better word) of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, has, within the context of the narrative (such as it is) really experienced a close encounter with aliens... Continue Reading →

Opportunites for Improvement (A “B” in English)

HUGE thanks to all of my friends and family who came out to hear me read and play with Tim Simmons and Dave Calamaro at Old Haverford Friends Meeting House on Saturday night. And thanks, too, to OHFM for hosting... Continue Reading →

Corporate Downsizing at CTW

Due to corporate downsizing, your favorite childhood duo has been replaced by a puppet who isn't afraid to pull double duty.

I’ll Blurb Your Book…

Today's shirt design was inspired by the fine gentlemen at Bookfight, who have recently begun to curate a collection of bad blurbs.

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