Every writer needs a healthy diversion…

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Authors, skateboard, skateboarding, Writing | No Comments

… mine is slopping together amateur videos, like this one of my sons and their friend during a trip to Portland: And here’s one my son Leo filmed and edited himself. He even “wrote” the music (in GarageBand):






Cormac McCarthy’s typewriter

Posted by on Dec 1, 2009 in Authors, Books, Newspapers, Writing | No Comments

From a New York Times story about Cormac McCarthy auctioning his old portable Olivetti typewriter – a Lettera 32 – which he bought at a Tennessee pawnshop for $50 around 1963. “I tried to find the smallest, lightest typewriter I could find,” McCarthy told the Times. “I have typed on this typewriter every book I have […]