China processing

| January 31, 2008

Just wanted to memorialize this: I’ve had two pieces stemming from my November China trip published recently. The online local newsletter, Cool Cleveland is running an overview this week and the St. Petersburg Times, a Florida newspaper that regularly publishes my book reviews (check out the archives at, ran a big takeout of […]

Back atcha

| January 31, 2008

So I finally got through to the people administering the University School website, apparently convincing them I’m alive. The website,, listed me as dead and misspelled my name as “Wolfe.” One of my oldest friends, Eddie Violet, e-mailed me today to tell me he’s about to retire from the state Bureau of Workers Compensation […]

A weekend getaway

| January 16, 2008

Karen and I were in Adams County, Ohio last weekend, getting away from it all at Murphin Ridge Inn. That’s a kind of expanded bed and breakfast in West Union, a speck of a town about 75 miles north of Cincinnati. It’s 250 miles south of our house, so it took four-and-a-half hours to get […]

Such cute control

| January 5, 2008

I’m sitting next to Laura, Lylah’s bud. Laura and Lylah are shrieking. Lylah’s my daughter, on the verge of 13. She’s obsessed with Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas, aka the Jonas Brothers, the minihunks on the Hannah Montana Tour, the hottest rock ‘n’ roll ticket in years. Karen, my wife, made Lylah cry for joy […]

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