Happy Anniversary to My Blog


That’s not really an anniversary cake, that’s Harriet’s birthday cake, which she had to bake for herself, guaranteeing that it would be amazing, and it was.

So I’m co-opting that cake to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of my blog. I’m late to blogging, very late. I know that. Blogs are so some other era. But I wanted to expand my range of writing and take ten minutes to finish a post rather than two years to write a novel.

I’ve come to like the quick, creative energy I drum up to write a blog post. I rarely write more than a single draft (it probably shows) other than to check for errors. That’s half the beauty of writing a blog that few people read: the stakes are low. I can write whatever I damn well please.

In honor of this anniversary, I’ve selected a few favorite posts from the 109 I’ve written over the past year. Here they are:

On my experience as a writer

My Brilliant Career outlines how I became a writer.

My First Novel Was a Disaster, but hey, I was a beginner.

A couple of short stories: GET WHAT YOU WANT and FOOD TRUCK.

I got into SIX-WORD MEMOIRS. Boy, are they short.

Exploration of self

The Art and Science of Savoring

Dog Person, Cat Person, People Person

Racism: A Personal Introduction and More on My Experience With Racism

My coronavirus diary

COVID-19 Has Reached the Cottage

How COVID Has Impacted Me So Far

Dinner with Family–and the Mob

Six-Word COVID-19 Stories

To my parents

I wrote something about both my mom and dad:

Elegy for Irene Klein

Happy Birthday Bob Klein


I write book and movie reviews. Here’s my most recent one: THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING

By David Klein

David Klein

Published novelist, creative writer, journalist, avid reader, discriminating screen watcher.


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