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.
How Old is Too Old to Be an Author?
posted by Ed Farber on August 27, 2015

You're never too old to become an author!

I began years ago by writing short stories for publication after I retired at age 66, and quite a number of my stories were published in literary journals. That's a great way to hone...read more


Can An Old Dog Learn New (marketing) Tricks?
posted by Ed Farber on August 19, 2015

I’m an old advertising/marketing man who worked before there was an internet, much less social media. That’s really old! While I wrote tons of non-fiction related to my clients (public relations, magazine...read 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 or...read more