Maybe I should have named my blog Potpourri or Pastiche or simply a Savory Stew because I aim to throw a lot of different things into the pot, mostly about reading, writing and art, but many other things, too, because I’ve lived a long time and have a lot of interests. I also will include here thoughts of others I come upon who share my loves. Including those of you who care to share your thoughts and impressions.
View Up the Block takes second place
posted by Ed Farber on October 22, 2013

I entered three of my paintings in the 1st Annual ThornArt Exhibition sponsored by Thornhill Library in St. Louis. I was delighted to find out that one of them, View Up the Block, took second place. The exhibit was open to all local more

posted by Ed Farber on October 13, 2013

There was an article in today’s (Sunday, Oct. 13) St. Louis Post-Dispatch looking back at WWII days when school kids were sent out to collect scrap metal for the war effort. I was one of those kids. I can remember how much fun it was to more

5-Star Review of Echoes of Clara Avenue
posted by Ed Farber on August 20, 2013

I received a 5-star review for my new book, Echoes of Clara Avenue, a collection of short stories, on Amazon Kindle. My thanks to reviewer Chris Riehman. Here's an excerpt:

Perfectly delightful vignettes! Mr. Farber captures more

posted by Ed Farber on August 3, 2013


Too often, new writers who dream of publication are in a rush to see their creations in print. They become so enamored of the words they have created that they neglect the most important part of writing for publication. I’ more

posted by Ed Farber on July 31, 2013

The following came to me over the internet by a friend of mine. I have no idea who wrote it (and it probably could have been written better) but it’s very appropriate to those of us who have reached the winter of our lives and to more

Check out my Interview on Indie Spotlight
posted by Ed Farber on July 16, 2013

A while back I received an email from Paula Ocull who asked if I would like to be a featured author on the Indie Spotlight site. It took me about two seconds to email back a big YES. She interviewed me and I sent my vital info to her. Check more

Getting ready for a print version of a book
posted by Ed Farber on July 4, 2013

My two books have been out there for ebook readers, but I received a lot of feedback from folks who would like to see, hold and read a printed edition. I must admit that I love printed books, too. And so I am in the process of having more

Before the PC or Mac there was the TYPEWRITER
posted by Ed Farber on June 24, 2013

Most of you younger writers have never used a typewriter. How lucky you are.

Consider this. Back before PCs and Macs became the tools for writers, when you were working on a manuscript and wanted to rewrite a paragraph or a sentence more

Can You Use a Book Title Already Taken?
posted by Ed Farber on June 17, 2013

Being a relative newcomer to indie publishing, I was under a basic misconception when I selected the title of my first book. I really wanted to name it, Looking Back Laughing. When I Googled that title, I discovered that it had been used before, more

View Up the Street takes First Place
posted by Ed Farber on June 7, 2013

I have my art listed at FineArtAmerica for the sale of open (unsigned) prints of my more