Lamott on Haters

"A reviewer may hate your style, or newspapers may neglect you, or 500 people may tell you that you are bitter, delusional and boring. Let me ask you this: in the big juicy Zorba scheme of things, who fucking cares?"-- … Read on.

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Letter Frequency in Words: The Infographic

Prooffreader.com, apart from having a clever name (look more closely) also produces clever infografics. Seeing the distribution of English letters within words graphed so clearly?might inspire a re-evaluation of the?QWERTY keyboard.?When minding your Ps and Qs, you'll notice that?both letters … Read on.

Jonah Raskin, poet, nudist

Sonoma County?s own cartographer of the NorCal soul, Jonah Raskin, forever changed the local lit scene last week when he doffed his clothes whilst performing his poetry. The 71-year-old was cheered on during the BUMP Wine Cellars event. The striptease … Read on.

Philip Marlowe is from Santa Rosa and So am I

This haunts me ? Philip Marlowe, the hardboiled detective of author Raymond Chandler?s oeuvre is 42-years-old and was born in Santa Rosa, CA. If I wasn?t such a fan, these fictional factoids would be of little interest to me. But … Read on.

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