where the writers are

How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons | How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons

sam-barry's picture
Aug.14.2009
Sure, I notice women's bodies—but today was different. The first shapely female posterior I saw was at San Francisco’s West Portal MUNI platforms as I was running for a train. That woman disappeared into a crowd, but the moment I sat down another lovely tookus presented itself, right at eye level....
kathi-kamen-goldmark's picture
Aug.04.2009
Perhaps you’ve heard...my newly-minted, minty-fresh husband Sam Barry has just published a book: HOW TO PLAY THE HARMONICA: AND OTHER LIFE LESSONS. Using the various qualities needed to be a good harmonica player (listening, taking turns, improvisation) and a willingness to try new things (...
sam-barry's picture
Aug.01.2009
Normally I maintain strict control over the content of The Daily Sam, because, well, I have standards. However, today is the on-sale date for my new book, and I thought it would be ethical to have someone else write the review. Samantha Dreadnought is one of the most renowned—and feared—book...
sam-barry's picture
Jul.27.2009
The blues. Everyone gets ‘em. They are much worse than the pinks, much more common then the violets, and much more serious than the greens. Law enforcement officers get the blues, and so do Harvard professors (just to pick two random groups). Poor people get the blues; rich people get ‘em; and...
sam-barry's picture
Jul.09.2009
We were sitting in our seats at the ancient Verona Arena. The rain had stopped and we were waiting to see Aida and the live elephants. Our seats were good, but they were not the really expensive seats down below where they used to throw people to the lions. The people with the big voices and...
sam-barry's picture
Jul.08.2009
Remember the story of Walter Raleigh spreading his cloak over a puddle for Queen Elizabeth? I mostly remember cartoonists making fun of the tale (i.e. the woman would step on the cloak and sink in up to her neck, etc.). But still, I was raised to make the chivalrous gesture whenever the opportunity...
sam-barry's picture
Jul.07.2009
I wrote a book called How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons. But these days when you write a book you don’t just write a book. No. You blog about it. You tweet about it. And you make videos to put on YouTube. At least I do. And that is why today I am asking you, fellow citizens of the...