Fiction Friday: I’m Renewed!

Posted Jan 29 2010 in

Last Saturday I went to a writers’ workshop in Columbus on plotting. As you may or may not know, plotting is my downfall. Most of my other writing skills have shown steady improvement over the ten years that I’ve been writing seriously, but creating credible, character-driven plots is still beyond my abilities. Hosted by the […]

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My Little Town: Beer Can Robbery

Posted Jan 28 2010 in

From the city that gave you:o Death threats from the mayor o Lap dances for the city managero Shoplifting arrest of the police chief’s wife ando An 18-hour standoff by the SWAT team with a parrot The Raisin Chronicles is proud to bring you the Riversider who robs a convenience store using only beer can […]

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Web Wednesday: Eddie Izzard

Posted Jan 27 2010

My plan is to post something from each comedian recommended on Fiction Friday last week, in no particular order. Last Friday I asked everyone to tell me about their comic muses last week on Fiction Friday, which is currently in a fugue state, and thinks it’s Humor Friday. I must take to a specialist in […]

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10 Things That Make Me Happy

Posted Jan 25 2010

Suzicate at The Water Witch’s Daughter challenged me, and 19 of her other closest bloggy buddies, to list 10 Things That Make Me Happy. The question reminded me of the time Clueless Young Husband and I were in adoption counseling and they asked us, “What can other people can do to make you happy?” And […]

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Fiction Friday: Our Comic Ancestors

Posted Jan 22 2010

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time watching stand-up comedy and comic films, and one thing that interests me is trying to identify the comic forbears of various comedians and comic actors. For example, Dick Van Dyke was clearly inspired by Stan Laurel. For Alan Alda, it was Groucho Marx. My own single […]

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Old Joke #28

Posted Jan 21 2010 in

After too many months on the range, a young cowboy comes into town looking for some female companionship. The bartender at the saloon breaks the bad news. “There ain’t no women in this town.” The cowboy is aghast. “What do y’all do for sex?” “Well,” says the bartender, “if we get desperate enough, Old Man […]

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Web Wednesday: The Newest Member of the Senate

Posted Jan 20 2010 in

The Bad News: Message from Massachusetts, where they already have universal healthcare, to the guy with stomach cancer who called into my clinic last summer, the one who was living in his car: “Fuck you, buddy, you’re on your own.” The Good News: My bookkeeping job at the free clinic looks solid!

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10 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Posted Jan 18 2010

Poindexter, over at Diary of a Technophobe, a recent follower of the Raisin Chronicles, has asked me to join in a meme, the ever-popular 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me. Because I’ve done this a couple of times before, I don’t think there’s much left you don’t know about me, so, instead I’m sharing […]

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Fiction Friday: It’s Alive!

Posted Jan 15 2010 in

Okay, the good news is, my computer was just virus-infested. The computer monkey I took it to said he could fix it up for $130, or he could build me a new one for (cough!) and he’d transfer the files for free. Who can resist a deal like that? So, next week I’ll get my […]

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If You Have Nothing Good to Say….

Posted Jan 14 2010 in

When I was a kid, my mom told us, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything.” Apparently, Pat Robertson’s mom did not share the same message. Yesterday on The 700 Club, he said: When people start claiming to know the mind of God, and explaining the cosmic reasons behind great […]

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