Chapter 1: The Book I’m Writing

So I have a million reasons (excuses, really) for not having written in the blog for a long while. The kids were home for the summer, and between roughly 8 am and 9 pm I was with them. After they’d go to bed, I’d be knackered and have no energy left to write. Susan’s surgery…

Is This Blog Worthwhile?

Well, people, it’s been a while. You may have thought the blog was moribund, if you thought of it at all. I haven’t written a blog post in quite some time, and one of the reasons relates to the title of this one. Is it worthwhile? Why do I do it? (The other primary reason…

Scavenger Hunts and Cupcakes

I’m a total sucker, perhaps. I get a lot of emails through the ‘contact us’ link on the blog, and they’re all more or less the same. “I came across your blog and really love the content. [Ah yes, the unnamed ‘content.’] I’m an aspiring [writer/blogger/editor/cat fancier/pedophile] and was wondering if you would be interested…

Thanks to All You Freaky Bloggers, and Then Some

Hey, I just wanted to extend my thanks to everyone who read my post about the death of my brother, and special appreciation to all who left their thoughts and condolences. It’s a strange and terrible life event, obviously, but your support has really helped me work my way through the emotional morass. This whole…

Wanna Write for FNFF?

We recently announced that we’d be packing it up here in Budapest and moving, and posted a few teaser photos of our new home for folks to guess. Well, Wonderland by Tatu came very, very close when she guessed Barcelona. Indeed, my wife’s new job will be in the city, but the photos are from…

FNFF’s Top 5 Posts of 2012, As Chosen by Us

A couple of days ago we published a list of the Reader’s Choice Top 5 Posts of 2012, based on overall views. The funny thing is, the posts that have gotten the most traffic aren’t necessarily the ones we would pick as our personal favorites. As the writer of these little ramblings, I’m generally partial…

FNFF’s 5 Most Popular Posts of 2012

As 2012 turns the corner, we’d like to take a look back at our most popular posts since we started this thing last June. I suppose when you’re compiling a list like this there is a variety of criteria you could use to measure the most popular posts – some complex algebraic gymnastics that take…