Rumors Can’t Be Disproven: Please Spread These

I like rumors as much as the next person, if the next person is Truman Capote or someone else who really loves rumors. I mean, outlandish and unsubstantiated stories are entertaining even as they’re being dismissed. Since I hear rumors of rumors about me and my current life, I figured I’d spice up the plot … Continue reading Rumors Can’t Be Disproven: Please Spread These

No More Crises Because That’s All Life Is

A little over a week ago, I wrote about my friend, Larissa, who’d just been fired from her teaching job (https://tinywhitebox.com/2018/02/18/too-smart-and-charming-for-our-own-good/). Larissa is very smart, very creative and very deep into problem-drinking territory. In fact, by her admission, Larissa long ago had her visa stamped at the gates of alcoholism. Regardless, Larissa had called me … Continue reading No More Crises Because That’s All Life Is

In Praise of Donald Trump (Time Sensitive—Post Before Events/Tweets Undermine It)

I’ve wanted to write this column since I began this site. Unfortunately, each of my earlier attempts was overwhelmed by nonsense before I could publish. This time I’ve taken a media fast before that happens. Last night President Trump hosted a listening session on gun violence in schools. I don’t have access to video, so … Continue reading In Praise of Donald Trump (Time Sensitive—Post Before Events/Tweets Undermine It)

The Camera Tells the Truth; The Editor Tells the Story

From the cutting-room floor of WMUR. Videographed/edited by Paul Falco Interview conducted 1/29/18 by Sean McDonald Subject: Keith Howard, Tiny White Box Transcript Follows, McDonald’s Questions/Comments in Bold: “I first got interested in politics in 1972, when I was 13.  Since you’ve given me free rein to trot through my past, I’ll tell you that … Continue reading The Camera Tells the Truth; The Editor Tells the Story

You Can’t Wring Your Hands with a Fist in the Air

My search for reasons to rejoice is usually satisfied by relatively small finds. I offer gratitude that I do have an extra bottle of car window washer in the back of the Jeep. I celebrate because the new Bose speaker I bought for the Tiny White Box really does sound significantly better than my old … Continue reading You Can’t Wring Your Hands with a Fist in the Air

Too Smart and Charming for Our Own Good

I just got off the phone with a dear, dear friend. Larissa is in her late 30’s, holds a graduate degree and works as a teacher, where she is seen by her students and peers as insightful, creative and a dynamite professional. Her classroom is always abuzz with excitement, and her students routinely say she’s … Continue reading Too Smart and Charming for Our Own Good