That’s How the Smart Money Bets

Roaming around online, I happened upon┬áthe Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. And instead of thinking what a normal person would, I thought like a member of the Professional Organization of English Majors: Why Damon Runyon? Runyon wrote the stories on which the musical Guys and Dolls was based. You remember--"A Bushel and a Peck," "I've … Continue reading That’s How the Smart Money Bets

Humility check

In the previous post, I wrote a paean to myself in honor of receiving a positive critique in a recent manuscript contest. I was shameless. Because the judge wrote Fannie Flagg twice on the score sheet, I used the name five times in my anthem. I was moved to lavish self-aggrandizement by memory of my … Continue reading Humility check