Hookahs, the Kasbah, and Charles Boyer: All a Matter of Balance

On Writing Wranglers and Warriors today–

Writing Wranglers and Warriors

Caterpillar using a hookah. An illustration fr... Caterpillar using a hookah. An illustration from Alice in Wonderland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


As you read this post, please take note of the way the word anyway is used. This will be important later.

So I’m sitting at the computer bar at Bookpeople again. I should be revising a short story that drags on and on–I think it will be a good story, when I finish, maybe next year–but I am distractible. I was not distractible in school. But in real life, especially when I’m still in the grips of May mold, I am a Facebook magnet.

I broke away from Facebook in favor of a task I wanted to do–this–but I can’t stop thinking about my immediate surroundings.

Two empty stools away from me sits a Danish journalist named–no, I’ll omit his name. It’s very Danish, though. He’s stationed in New York and is in Texas to research and write…

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