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Syntax of Things

One person's crap is another person's blog.

Updated: 2010-01-30T22:39:01-05:00




Dear Old Friends, I need to make a decision soon. Like many of you, I'm sure, we've had some belt-tightening days here at SoT headquarters and despite constant demands that the monthly fee paid to Typepad needs to be slashed...



I made a promise to myself after the twins were born that I would give myself a few months of recovery and then reevaluate whether or not I wanted to breathe life back into Syntax of Things. The itch is...

Mark Your Calendar


Good news for those of us here in the Trangle: the off-again, on-again North Carolina Festival of the Book is on-again. It's been renamed the North Carolina Literary Festival and will be held September 10-13, 2009, in Chapel Hill. It's...



This would be reason #1 I disappeared from blogging. Today, she said that she loves bald daddy. I love smelly Marlie. Turn your back and she's quoting Dora. Luckily Dora taught her that ayudame means "help me" and that saved...

Return Imminent...


...until then, Happy New Year and things.



How can I get away from all this when the tools keep pulling me back? My wife and my daughter got me an iPhone for my birthday. Do you know what that means? Yes, I'm 38 today. And thanks to...

All Done


When you can't even make the cut on a shitty looking literary link aggregator, it's time to call it quits. At least, for now, the literary/book side of this blog is pretty much done. Hell, I can't even find five...

Guest Essay: Kyle Minor


The latest offering from Dzanc Books is Kyle Minor's story collection In the Devil's Territory. Syntax of Things is proud to offer a brief essay by Kyle discussing the first story in his collection, "The San Diego Union Poinsettia Bowl...

Yes We Did


Today, I can look my two-year-old daughter in the eyes and say anything is doable. And even I will believe what I'm saying. Now the hard work begins.

Carolina Blue


Almost there! This would be a mandate. The seat that Jesse Helms held forever and a Dole took over is now BLUE. Obama is leading.



I'm a white son of Selma, Alabama. Born less than five years after Bloody Sunday. I never thought I would see this in my lifetime. I hoped it would become a remote possibility before I died. Now it's a reality....



Did I just see Anderson Cooper interview someone via hologram? Obama just won Virginia. North Carolina, come on!