M. Robert Grunwald

Award-winning playwright and author

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A Pair of Reminders...from the movies

I'm sharing two relevant movie quotes, just in time for New Year's resolutions to write more or brush up on discipline.

'It's important to write every day. You know that." - My Salinger Year

"A writer writes. Always." - Throw Momma from the Train

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Muses...with apologies to Calliope

The muses. You've heard of 'em, you love 'em. If you're a writer, like me, the Olympic goddess looking over your shoulder is Calliope. If you're a dancer, Terpsichore's your go-to. A historian? Clio.

But I've got a few personal muses in addition to dear Calliope (who must be cursing my lack of se…

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A Helluva Ride

One of my guilty pleasures is the horror lit, and I've just finished a doozy. Drew Magary's The Hike is like one of those "Twilight Zone" episodes that is more profound than it had any right to be. I'll be thinking about this one for a while. Without spoiling anything, the book follows Ben, a husban…

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The Case of the 66 Novels

One summer in college, I read Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little Indians, aka (I found out years later) Ten Little N*****s (!) Like countless readers worldwide, I fell in love with her style and storycraft. I fully intended to read more of her books, but never got around to i…

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What Is I'm Heartbroken

I passed the final "Jeopardy" auditions over the summer, but with the recent news, I'm waiting for their call with a heavy heart.
My wife and I were on the TCM Classic Movie Cruise in 2016. Alex Trebek was a regular on those cruises and held two extremely popular trivia challenges on eac…

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Thought for the day

They Tampered in My Domain

A few weeks ago, I discovered that my web hosting service had failed to protect my original domain. I liked that domain. It was my name, my professional one, anyway, and I'd had it for several years. Now it's no longer under my control. A quick check at reveals that it belongs to something…

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