May 2010


A favorite hotel room: The Kipling Suite

Kipling Suite, Brown’s Hotel, London Brown’s Hotel is one of London’s most grande dames. It’s been open since 1837, gradually expanding into 11 townhouses as it collected esteem and high custom, and there’s no way to underestimate the important role it has played through the ages. For one, it’s where the first successful telephone call… Read more »


The (annotated) instructor*

Last fall, as Aol prepared to launch a new system for collecting stories from freelancers (Seed), I was asked by the site’s creators to make a boilerplate instructional post that would help new writers learn the ropes. I was given only a topic: “How to Conduct a Successful Interview.” I wrote it quickly and sent… Read more »