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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Tiny solid state laptops

At the Apple Store in Boston the other day, a friend and I were told that Apple doesn’t make laptops anymore. There is a clear initiative to rebrand the computers as “portables” as putting them on your lap, or watching a movie in bed causes them to overheat. News to me.

Third draft finished

I am done now with my second revision. 108 pages and it’s starting to congeal. Still some pretty big problems that need to be addressed, namely creating the ever-important psychological depths my characters need to go from entertaining to interesting.

Thesis progress

I’m going through Home and Garden now, polishing each section. I’m more than a third done. I’m realizing that the story is lacking texture. For instance, there aren’t many descriptions of what’s in the house Martin lives in. The layout is clear, but the details are missing.

Roman Sturgis

Canceled his Friendster and MySpace accounts and feels fabulous!


I have finished the first draft of Home and Garden, the novella I’ve been working on since the spring semester. This will be my thesis for BU. It feels good to be done with the first draft, but even as I read over it now, I’m worried that it’s too boring, too dialog heavy, and […]


Fourth of July was a success. The key to success was Red Bones catering. Another key to success was Roger’s balcony on Beacon Hill. I made a video of the fireworks and I was excited to put it on here, but then in the process of uploading it to YouTube I saw how many other […]

7.2.08 42 days, 10 hours, 59 mins

Until I get on an airplane and leave for Thailand. 42 and a half days to finish my thesis, marry Roger and Val, spread my grandmother’s ashes, get my car to Texas, and the rest of my shit somewhere else.


After David Day, I got a pretty sick doggie bag to take home, including a pint of lobster salad. More sea tick than I’ve eaten in a year!!

Sam Spieller at Bay State Underground

Sam reading Rapture at 236. The end of the world as we know it.