Do Not Trust False Kitty

Rumor has it there is a 4-year-old kitty in Tokyo named @NyatsbyKitti who is trying to pass himself off as the model for the cat on Lessons In Stalking.


That's a bad kitty, Nyatsby! Bad kitty! (Even though you are very pretty...)

Using the Blog to Make Friends

People sometimes ask me why I blog. I have no good answer. When I started this blog, oh so many years ago, the thought was that I would use it to promote my book, Lessons In Stalking. (See the promotional link? Subtle, yes?) The idea was I would write about my journey of book promotion. However, after the fifth, "I did a book signing. Three people showed up," entry, I decided a new focus was desperately needed. 

I started writing about daily life. Which is the worst possible thing you can do on a blog, according to the experts. It's the "No one cares you ate tuna fish for lunch," rule. Or in my case the, "No one cares you ran yet another mile. Stop the self-congratulating and go shower, already," rule. 

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I'm Virus Free!

Now that I have your attention (what did you THINK this post would be about??), I'm happy to announce Google has reindexed all my sites and everything is now virus free.,, and are all active again.

And the new permanent URL for this blog is

Thanks for everyone's patience with this. I can't tell you what a relief it was to log on this morning and find my site up and running. Whew!