Author Archives: Norb Vonnegut

New Year’s Resolutions from Sloths

In the spirit of New Year’s Eve, I’m doing something different and posting these illustrations by my daughter, Coco Vonnegut. They first appeared on Buzzfeed. I don’t know about you, but the FedEx box below has my name on it. Happy New Year from all the authors at Algonquin Redux. Exercise More That treadmill wont run itself! Make More Time For Yourself Maybe get a silent clock… Travel to Amazing Places You can beat jet lag! Find Love But don’t be a runaway bride… Eat Continue reading →

Narragansett, RI Super Heroes

During July I blogged about the low-life maggots, who desecrated the beach at the end of my street in Narragansett, RI. They tagged the rock formations with graffiti. And yeah, I guess you could say I was ticked. You can find my original post by clicking here, Google It, but don’t go just yet. This story ends well. Several of my Narragansett friends faux painted over the graffiti. I was so taken by their work that I’m reposting the “Before and After” photos, which you may have Continue reading →

A Guide to Facebook Etiquette

Mr. Manners here. There’s a right way to post on Facebook and a wrong way. I’m here to spell them out. Not! Nobody has a monopoly on the PC way to use Facebook. Everybody has an opinion. And everybody has the right to say whatever the hell he or she wants to say. Whether or not they’re heard is another matter. But that’s beside the point. I would hate to raise my hand as the definitive arbiter of Social-Media right versus Social-Media wrong and incur Continue reading →

Small Towns

What’s better than the idiosyncrasies of small towns? Mary and I live in South County, Rhode Island. I don’t think you’ll find it on a map. The real name is Washington County, but around here everybody just calls it “South.” Maybe it’s the fact that I’m a few days away from finishing my fourth novel, which happens to take place in South County among other places… Or maybe it’s because our dog, Lucy, hooks me up every evening and takes me for a walk along Continue reading →