Another Year in the Books


Today marks two years I’ve been fiddling around with this blogging thing. That’s not really an anniversary cake. I’ve co-opted Harriet’s birthday cake again. She baked it herself, but at least I made the icing and frosted the cake.

Taking a couple of hours (or less or more) to write a blog post is so unlike the two-year trial of writing a novel that it’s hard to believe they both qualify as writing. I greatly enjoy researching and writing about such a range of topics, whether I’m trying to come up with a fresh take on current affairs or plumb the depths of my own being.

I wrote about 150 posts this past year. Here are the most popular ones, in case you missed any. Most of all, thank you for reading. It means a lot to me.

Category: Personally Revealing

What Mom Told Vince, She Told Me. My mom had a way of offering advice without offering advice.

Introverts I’ve Got Your Back. A topic close to my heart.

At Least I’m Almost a Genius. I can get worked up over the Spelling Bee.

He’s Wearing Nail Polish! Childhood traumatic experience.

The World Out There

Yoga Returns to Alabama. The absurdity is overwhelming.

Children are Cutting Off Their Parents. At least mine haven’t done that yet.

Fiction & Poetry Stuff

Skating on a Winter Night.

Adam Vanek, I Knew You Well.

The Father-Daughter Scene.


LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND. This novel has stuck with me.

KLARA AND THE SUN. Not for everyone, but Ishiguro is one of my favorite novelists.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD. Quentin Tarrantino, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and a twisted take on the Manson cult. What’s not to love?

By David Klein

David Klein

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


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