Another year volunteering at the #SFWC, and I’m convinced that the new venue was an excellent choice. It’s so much easier to navigate for both volunteers lugging equipment about and for anyone with accessibility issues. Nice. I was pleased, too, that the […]
Here’s another look at the San Francisco Writers Conference as seen through a word frequency analysis af all the publicly presented pages on their website, www.sfwriters.org. This includes all pages, contact information and media releases. It has a good deal of information […]
Image copyright, 2019, Robb Lightfoot – contact firstname.lastname@example.org I’m plugging away with my thesis analysis, and here’s a word-frequency graph drawn from the publicly-available handouts provided by the #SFWC19 presenters. These sort of visual analysis often form the starting point of successive, […]
Mom always used to say…. “Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it!” And it’s true. I asked the community of authors, poets, editors, publishers, agents, and assorted experts and volunteers to help me … and now I am […]
Hello all. I’ve cleaned out the older posts here, and will be freshening things up with new posts. Check out www.thinkingfunny.com, too. I’ll be networking with other humor writers and sharing material over there. Robb
…. (excerpt) So it’s entirely possible that she sees “The List” and grasps its significance in just the same way that she understands the sound of food rattling into her bowl or the sight of my wife pulling on running shoes before a walk.
I ponder, and Lucy comes over. Big brown eyes look deeply into mine, and she puts her Anatolian-Shepherd head on my knee. Maybe she’s been reading my mind. It’s been a tough year, and I’m wondering just how generous I can afford to be. Most of the kids are out of the house, so the fussing volume has subsided. I can stop and reflect on the economics of gift-giving. Maybe I can dial it back a bit, but then there’s this dog and its sustained stare…..
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