Tag Archives: Kurt Vonnegut

Those Iconic Steps

It’s no secret I love Kurt Vonnegut, and feel as if we’re forever friends. Sometimes we discuss things, especially writing dilemmas. But he’s pretty good with life’s problems too, like when my feelings get hurt by some random shun. He … Continue reading

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And The Hits Just Keep on Comin’

Thank God for humor, and I don’t say that lightly. Where would we be if we couldn’t laugh at the absurd and the outrageous? The world is upside down, with us trying our best to hold on. Accepting the things … Continue reading

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Adverbs, Vonnegut and Me

Kurt Vonnegut loathed adverbs (a noun, word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group), slaying them at every turn, making me aware how often I use them. That LY you don’t … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Vonnegut

I found myself in Turtle Bay, a part of Manhattan from 43rd to 53rd Streets, stretching from Lexington to the East River. It’s mostly known for the long time home of the late Katharine Hepburn, but for me it has … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 1963

I don’t know why this particular Connecticut Thanksgiving, when I was 9, came to mind, but it could be because of the two Kennedy books I’ve just read back to back.  It got me thinking of that sad November in … Continue reading

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