“On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.”
– Peter Steiner
“Barnum was wrong – it’s more like every 30 seconds.”
“I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.”
– Groucho Marx
“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
― Mark Twain
“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
― Winston Churchill
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
― Mark Twain
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
– Flannery O’Connor
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
― George Orwell
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe
“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”
― John Lennon
“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’”
– Brian Tracy
“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”
— Aldous Huxley
“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them … well, I have others.”
– Groucho Marx
“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”
– Gustave Flaubert
“I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.”
– Blaise Pascal
Look out for gimps!
Tai chi masters!
Here are a few more links of possible interest:
Here’s the latest draft of my “about me” page for my website (with possible photos) …
I’m a writer and happy fool, one who seeks happiness and adventures on life’s road. In 2009, I self-published my out-of-print mystery novel. In March 2011, that novel, Identity Crisis, hit the New York Times bestseller list.
This is the first book in the hardboiled mystery series I write featuring Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae, a former public defender with her own law office. Sam tends to represent society’s underdogs and distrust authority. She’s a bit like Kinsey Millhone as a lawyer.
The Sam McRae series is published under my own imprint, Renegade Press. I post my work on my blog, from time to time, and if you’d like to support the series, you’ll find an Indiegogo campaign widget in the sidebar where you can contribute and get my books and other perks in return.
I’m also an aspiring screenwriter and film producer. I write book reviews published on this website and in Mystery Scene Magazine.
I’m a native New Yorker, from the borough of Queens. I’m a die-hard film and book lover, believer in baseball karma, espresso addict, chocoholic, Marxist of the Groucho persuasion, pulp fiction enthusiast, nature lover, city inhabitant, cat worshipper, believer that rock-and-roll shall never die, but also a big fan of jazz and classical music. In short, I’m an unrepentant generalist.
I hold a B.S. in journalism, a law degree and Master of Library Science, all from the University of Maryland. I worked as an attorney for nine years, in the private and public sectors. In 1996, I closed my law office and began writing freelance for a living, in addition to working on my fiction writing.
In 2004, I suffered a stroke that briefly paralyzed my left side from which I seemed to fully recover. However, several months later, I began to develop symptoms of dystonia on the left side. In 2009, I organized a fundraiser called the Freedom Ride for Dystonia.
Among my life goals are to travel the world, make a living as a writer through publishing, screenwriting or other means, raise public awareness of dystonia as a condition and encourage more resources go toward finding a cure, and see a game at every major league baseball park. My husband and I live in Columbia, MD, in a house full of cat hair and books.
If I could be granted one wish, it would be to meet the Dalai Lama.
PS: To my subscribers: Thank you for putting up with all my shitty drafts and epiphanies, etc. Would you believe that I’ve managed to write nearly 450 words today, between working on my web content, etc.? Isn’t that
ridiculous human awesome? I didn’t use speech recognition. It sucks. Ha ha ha …
Now, it’s snowing.
Here you go. I owe you this. Thank you!!!!
I can’t thank you enough! Really!
Enjoy!! Ha ha ha …
UPDATE 2: You know what? I’m going to include this photo somewhere on the site.
I don’t give a damn if I look pale or if my hair is fucked up or whatever.
I climbed 287 steps with dystonia in my foot to get that view.
And thanks to Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar for this thoroughly awesome quote and video!
“Beauty’s of a fading nature
Has a season and is gone!”
Robert Burns: from Will Ye Go An’ Marry Katie?, 1764
Bite me, Cameron Diaz! Ha ha ha …
Joan Jett is awesome! Let’s pretend this isn’t yet another update. Ha ha ha …