Roman Sturgis Take care of each other and make good decisions.

April 27, 2009

Twitter II

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 2:25 pm

Ted tells me in a comment that Obama is actually on Twitter, “or at least his ghost-tweeters are.”

He also said: “My Mom just joined Facebook, which made me think: how many photos of me will there be on Facebook when I am my Mom’s age? How many friends will I have?” (more…)

April 24, 2009

Twittering

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 1:59 pm

“I Twatted,” Colbert said. That about sums up my view of the latest social networking phenomenon. (more…)

April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 12:23 pm

In honor of Earth Day, I thought I’d post about a something relevant. (more…)

April 13, 2009

Easter Rabbit

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 7:10 am

Corey shot three rabbits while he was looking for his dog. His friend Gomez rode shot gun with the spotlight as Corey drove at a crawl over the ranch road calling the dog’s name. “Yeah, I think she must be stuck in a briar patch,” Gomez said, not wanting to betray his true feeling that the dog had run off down 290, as there was often evidence. (more…)

April 6, 2009

Sen. Jim Webb, My New Hero

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 8:58 am

Senator Jim Webb is touching a third-rail issue, and for that, he’s my new hero. Earlier this week he published an article in PARADE, “What’s Wrong With Our Prisons?” This week’s Economist followed up in Lexington—the Economist’s American Op-Ed column—with “A Nation of Jailbirds”.

Here’s the quick and dirty:

“America imprisons 756 inmates per 100,000 residents, a rate nearly five times the world’s average. About one in every 31 adults in this country is in jail or on supervised release. Either we are the most evil people on earth or we are doing something very wrong,” (PARADE, 3/29/09). (more…)

April 2, 2009

Progress Report

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 11:04 am

I’ve been typing up the manuscript I wrote in Thailand, and it’s been slow going. Lots of revisions coming up along the way. There is a certain feeling of satisfaction, however, looking at the two stacks of paper on my desk. One is a print out of Home and Garden, which I’ve been reading from to record the last few sections. The other is At the End of an Empty Day–the latest project about teaching in DC. Today, I was thinking, I should write some more novella-length stories after this one. It’s a good size. Small enough to read in one or two sittings, but long enough to feel substantial.

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