Posts tagged "personal"

Change is in the Air: A short blog update

Change is in the Air: A short blog update
Hello, all my lovely fans! As you may know, in addition to writing for this site, I’m an author with three books to my name. Recently, I have embarked on a fourth and am spending considerable effort towards getting it finished by the end of this year. That being said, I will be posting only... Read more »

My 200th Blog: a reflection or "Steven's Ego is Over 200!"

My 200th Blog: a reflection or "Steven's Ego is Over 200!"
Ten-and-a-half months. 200 blogs. Over 100,000 views. It’s amazing to lay the bare facts on the table. I don’t mean to puff myself up, but writing 200 articles in under a year is herculean for me, who used to be a rather sluggish writer. I’ve never been terribly prolific in terms of my literary output,... Read more »

Why I love wearing lipstick and why anyone who laughs at that should 'stick it'

Why I love wearing lipstick and why anyone who laughs at that should 'stick it'
Indulge me in a quick flashback: When I was about four or five years old, I was browsing the costume shack at Sonny Acres Pumpkin Farm in West Chicago. The year was approximately 1995, many years before the current acceptance of a person’s free will in defining their gender. I bounded excitedly towards an exquisite... Read more »
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"The line between the past and the present": What I DON'T want to know then what I know now, and why it matters (Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXII)

"The line between the past and the present": What I DON'T want to know then what I know now, and why it matters (Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXII)
A man saunters into the booth next to me in a restaurant, sliding a piece of soiled white paper across the table to my trembling hands. All month I’ve known this was coming, like the fabled menstrual cycles of old. The man’s hands were rough, coated with sawdust, and his beard was, well, let’s say a... Read more »

Julia Child: A Short Appreciation

Julia Child: A Short Appreciation
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” Those words were spoken by incomparable, irreverent Julia Child, the woman who single-handedly changed the fact of American cooking. Now, you may be asking dear readers (and I don’t fault you for asking, and I thank you for being... Read more »