Vivid Dreams VII

I find myself in the back seat of a limousine, looking through the side window. The streets outside are humming with big American cars, all steel and chrome from the seventies. They gleam like new. Cyclopean stone buildings squat along the boulevard like engineered mountain ranges. Fortresses of turrets and parapets. Buttressed cathedrals. A crucifix and haloed dove on every vertical […]

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A Moment in Retrospect

I don’t get caught up in real estate. It isn’t that at all. It’s the awareness of an injury, and the long, long process of recovery. Every day that property in Manhattan remained vacant was a splinter in my mind. Sure, buildings like these aren’t just thrown up. Takes time to build them right. But […]

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We’re getting good at this…

What are we getting good at, you may ask? Scoring trips to ultra-decent places on someone else’s dime, that’s what. This time it was down to Clearwater, Florida for a mixture of business and pleasure. The business part was mercifully brief, allowing us to appreciate the location and amenities. Sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico […]

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There’s no getting around it. If you’re in publishing, you will eventually go to New York City. Nowhere else will you find such a concentration of publishing houses with such a diverse local readership. We had to go, not just out of practicality but also out of devotion: a Hajj for the literary faithful. Once […]

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Change of Scenery

As is necessary from time to time, things change. Change, unlike greed, is good. Cadre One Publishing has embraced this cosmic inevitability and found a home in New Hampshire. This state was often the scene of our escape from work retreats; the fresh air and greenery make it feel like we’ve put down permanent stakes […]

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Sanity is overrated.

How many of you have ever lost your mind? No. I mean lost your freakin’ mind and done something truly crazy. Inexplicable. Indefensible. Prosecutable… Yeah, there are a few of you. But would you admit it? What’s at stake if you do? Friends? Work? Status? It’s an odd time, isn’t it? We’re all hunkered down, […]

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Local Author Extravaganza

December 26th, Allen Farnham will be attending the Local Author Extravaganza at the Shrewsbury, MA Borders Bookstore. The timing is perfect, because after you’re done returning all the Christmas tree embroidered sweaters and Paisley ties you got this year, you’ll have the chance to spend that fat wad of cash in your pocket on something […]

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