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Writing From the Right Side of the · 3W ago

I Stare At Dicks

Yup.  That’s my new job. I do a lot of staring at dicks these days.  Not so much vulvas, because those are covered by tails as a rule until such time as a mare decides to lift said appendage...
Writing From the Right Side of the · 3W ago

Second Class Citizen, or, Why I Wasn’t at the Royal Winter Fair This Year

So there’s this big indoor horse show in Toronto every November (for the past 95 years, anyway).  I haven’t been covering it for the past 95 years, obviously, but every year from somewhere a...
Writing From the Right Side of the · 3W ago

Scream It Until Their Ears Bleed: Pay the Fucking Writers

Another delightful rant on the subject of writing for free, especially for the Huffington Post, courtesy of Chuck Wendig’s “terribleminds” blog.  Recommended, especially for some of the insu...
Writing From the Right Side of the · 3W ago

Death and Dissatisfaction

Funerals (and most other religious rituals) baffle the shit out of me. I attended one last Saturday morning, for a friend of a friend — a woman whom I had met a number of times, but couldn’t...
Writing From the Right Side of the · 3W ago

30 Ways To Piss Off Reporters

Originally posted on @conwayfraser: During media training sessions, I share examples of easy ways to completely piss off a reporter — not as a tutorial — but as a cheeky way to say DO NOT do...
Writing From the Right Side of the · 3W ago

A Soft Spot for Standardbreds

I have a big, squishy soft spot for Standardbreds. (Like the banner photo at the top of the blog wasn’t a bloody obvious tipoff on that.) Probably has something to do with having grown up ju...
Writing From the Right Side of the · 3W ago

Ten Things That Seem to Inevitably Happen in Horse Books

Reblogged with permission, because it amused me.  Thanks to Kim Ablon Whitney. By the authors of HorseBackReads Between the seven of us, we’ve written a number of novels about horses.  And n...
Writing From the Right Side of the · 3W ago

Another Diversion: Wellington-Waterloo Hunter Pace

Originally posted on Eat Sleep Ride Repeat: On Sunday September 13, Karen agreed to lug me and Bentley out to Puslinch, Ontario to take part in a Hunter Pace put on by Wellington Waterloo Hu...
Writing From the Right Side of the · 3W ago

Parker the Precocious

I know I still haven’t posted about the Pan Am Games showjumping, and I will get to that just as soon as I finish editing an absolutely stupid number of photos, but I had to do a little brag...
Writing From the Right Side of the · 3W ago

2015 Toronto Pan Am Games: Eventing

As far as I was concerned, this was the Main Event (I make no bones about my bias).  It was lovely to share it with two houseguests, who endured my rather cramped and unglamourous quarters w...