R.I. Plumber

Our builder used to be a plumber. In those days his team operated under the slogan, “Your sh** is our bread and butter.” Only in Rhode Island, right? Maybe we should invite him to blog on Algonquin Redux.

Party of Six

Reading Doug’s excellent post about the original Algonquin Round Table got me thinking about writers I’d love to have lunch with. (Served with a few rounds of cocktails, of course.) I pictured a circular table, covered by a crisp white cloth, with place settings for six. One of the chairs is mine. The other five are for writers I admire for one reason or another. Who would be excellent company? Who would I want advice from? Who could I listen to for hours? Since this Continue reading →