Robert von Goeben, aka Red Howard, has this to say about the art of writing:

"Don't let anyone tell you writing is tough. It isn't. As fast as hands can fly over keyboard, words are bound to emerge. It's simple probablility. Any average Joe can spin a swanky phrase or two, and all of a sudden they're some goddamn Hemingway, or something like that."

Red Howard does not:
Watch television
Play golf
Go to Las Vegas for Comdex
Fool around on his wife

Red Howard does:
Watch The Thin Man
Follow the Dodgers
Have a copy of the Tao Te Ching in his bathroom
Enjoy a fine smoke
Enjoy some fine suds


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