Tag: Montaigne

From the Little Writing Room Over the Garage: Mike reads “Montaigne’s Kidney Stone”

What a kidney stone does, is, it vaporizes your moral/ethical fibre. Unless you’re a French philosopher. From the book, “Montaigne in Barn Boots.” NOTE: Since I began posting the daily “From the Little Writing Room Above the Garage” posts, I’ve been getting messages asking if there was a way to slide a couple bucks into…View post

From the Little Writing Room Over the Garage: Mike reads “Non-Spill Fuel Nozzle”

I would suggest designers of the non-spill fuel nozzle inhaled too many gasoline fumes except its utter uselessness suggest none of them ever got within a city block of a gallon of gas, let alone poured any. From the book, “Montaigne in Barn Boots.” NOTE: Since I began posting the daily “From the Little Writing…View post

From the Little Writing Room Over the Garage: Mike reads “Baseball, Briefly”

This one goes out to my baseball-playing nephews. From the book “Roughneck Grace,” available here. NOTE: Since I began posting the daily “From the Little Writing Room Above the Garage” posts, I’ve been getting messages asking if there was a way to slide a couple bucks into the tip jar. The answer is yes, and…View post

From the Little Writing Room Over the Garage: Mike reads “Meet Montaigne”

Once I grabbed an electric pig fencer with my bare hands. Then I decided to write a goofy book about French philosophy. Not everybody dug it. But…* From the book “Montaigne in Barn Boots,” available in hardcover here, paperback here, and audiobook here. *…not since “Population 485” have I written a book for which I…View post

The One About the Beer

My longtime friend Al brought his microphone up to my room over the garage. Al and I first met in 1992 when I went on his radio show to hawk my self-published book. He also taught me how to play a D-chord. It was a relaxed visit. You can listen to our conversation here (starts…View post