What Age Are You Performing?

What Age Are You Performing?

Lately I’ve been thinking about how age is to some extent a social construct. Satchel Paige famously said, How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Paige did not perform his chronological age. He began his very long baseball career in the Negro … Continue Reading →
My 9 Rules For Social Media

My 9 Rules For Social Media

I spend a lot of time chatting online—on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, here, and elsewhere—and I’ve made lots of mistakes, and I’ve learned a few things. The TL;DR version is basically this: But here are some guidelines I try to follow! I think they’ll be helpful whether … Continue Reading →
Top 50 Things That Make Me Feel Great

Top 50 Things That Make Me Feel Great

This week The Telegraph published their list of “Top 50 Things That Make Britons Feel Great,” based on a survey they did. It’s not a list of things like “peace” or “my precious children,” but about tangible pleasures. I knew I had to do my own list, mostly … Continue Reading →
Go Ahead and Brag on Facebook!

Go Ahead and Brag on Facebook!

This cool writer I just met on the Internet wrote a piece about how it’s OK to brag about getting a Pushcart Prize nomination for your writing, which obviously it is! In a discussion about the post, though, someone said that it’s too small of a distinction … Continue Reading →