Random Thoughts October 2007

Is it really a good idea to have traffic reporters thanking and encouraging drivers to send text messages about traffic conditions to the radio station? Every time I visit my family in the house I grew up in I better understand the saying: "You can't go home again."

I love kids but they're very distracting when parents bring them to work and let them run around the office.

If you're going to run a politically damaging political ad, you should have the courage to put your name on it. Sadly anonymous hit pieces are not only legal on the local level in Utah, they're common practice in the small town I live in.

I one thing my home lacks is an office for me to do most of my writing. I guess that means it time to finish the basement.

This has been on of the most pleasant autumns I've ever experienced in Utah. The only downside is that it's rained the last five weekends. So much for repainting the fence.

All the rain our area had received the last few weeks has made me stop and consider whether or not I'd enjoy living in a rainy place like Seattle.

Nothings is more frustrating than having someone come to you for your expertise in a particular subject then have them ignore your advice and tell you that you really don't know what you're talking about.

If anyone wants some ideas on how to make your writing focused and concise, check out the article titled "The Corrections" in the Oct. 22 issue of The New Yorker.

If I had any talent at drawing, I'd combine those with my writing ability and create comic books.

My favorite emails are from strangers who happened to come across Room for Two and then let me know how much my story made them appreciate their spouse and kids more.