If you’re supposed to think out of the box, then why do you love The Container Store?

Well, I love The Container Store even as I note how absurd most of it is. I like any office supply store, too. Bookstores. Anything with paper and other square things. But I'm wandering down the wrong aisle, because I read about these white boxes at art fairs where artists sell their stuff. I happen …

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Calling…

A huge pile of my own fiction sits a few inches away from me. Rows of fiction actually published sits all around me. And I can't think of one worthwhile thing to say. Nonetheless, whatever you celebrate, may your celebration--quiet and alone or crowded and loud or somewhere in-between--be bright.

SHOUT

Most people were shouting and waving signs. It was a rainy, cold November day and I was standing in front of the Texas White House. I had no sign. I didn't shout. I held my umbrella. One man had a bullhorn. He was tall and thin. Maybe in his 50s. He was part of the …

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