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Monthly Archives: April 2020

What’s Up, Doc

April 29, 2020, 11:11 am

Dar was rushed to medical care yesterday! Like you, I’m guessing, we have been so, so, so, careful not to get sick since the quarantine began. Wearing socks in the house at all times. Drinking fluids like they’re going out of Netflix. Et cetera. It all reminds me of my protocol the day before an international flight. I don’t skip stairs, I grip water glasses carefully, I don’t touch common surfaces, I avoid suspicious food. Probably I’m a lunatic, but […]

Lockdown and Load

April 23, 2020, 6:45 am

I want to start with so much love and gratitude for health-care workers and hospital workers as well as all the delivery drivers and various service providers that are all risking their lives for the rest of us. THANK YOU AND WE OWE YOU MORE THAN THANKS. Welcome back to the blog! I have fixed the mobile settings so that now when you bring it up on your phone, you shouldn’t see four-year-old articles and should instead see something like […]

“Ah, nothing’s ever easy.” – my friend Dylan in New Zealand

April 9, 2020, 4:27 pm

For my new book Blockbuster Performances, I asked my friend Dylan, who designs book covers among other things, if he might like to throw something together about actors and big-budget films. He came up with some amazing ideas. But then…Palgrave Macmillan clamped down and, long story short, required a certain kind of cover. I hated having to email Dylan the bad news, but when I did he replied cheerfully “Ah, nothing’s ever easy” and then moved on to the next […]

Happy Autism-Awareness-Coronavirus Month!

April 2, 2020, 9:54 am

Happy Autism Awareness Day! And how’s your Autism Awareness Month going? In our little family, the phrase “autism awareness” has more meanings than we want it to. Of course, there’s the topic of this post – raising your (and general) awareness about my son’s autism. But then there’s also that child’s lack of awareness as caused by autism. He’s 10 years old can’t count to 10. He doesn’t know how to use the toilet or how to say yes and […]