I blog at Open Salon under the name Cranky Cuss. I am the author of “Send In the Clown Car: The Race to the White House 2012,” which is available from Amazon in paperback or e-book. A few of my articles won prizes at Views Hound, which is now defunct but don’t blame that on me. I have also been published on the websites Salon and Does This Make Sense, and have a piece included in an upcoming medical humor anthology.
I live in the suburbs of New York City with a wife who calls me “her first husband,” and two daughters who insist they are adopted. My motto: The conventional wisdom has too much convention and not enough wisdom. Its corollary: Even Einstein was wrong sometimes, and you're not Einstein.
Writing is the only thing I'm good at besides wasting time.
Bill Bryson (A Walk in the Woods) for humor, Albert Camus (The Plague) for profundity, Jhumpa Lahiri (Interpreter of Maladies) for feeling empathy for people's lives, Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty) when I want a crisp story. That Twain guy was pretty good.
What Con said.
Totally uncrankified! Welcome.