Kickass on not being a writer
Kickass, the doorstop dog, says the keeper, like many who earn or have earned their Alpo by writing, will do almost anything to avoid actually writing: pawing through desk drawers, rearranging junk in the garage, even cleaning out the Frig.
Though the keeper has written more stories than should be allowed, he somehow feels he has more to write, so he recently drove to a nearby community for no good reason whatsoever, and realized that he was running away from writing, not unlike a child running away from picking up his room.
So he is going to write today, but first he will drive to Sauk Prairie to see if the pelicans are still congregated at the dam. (Turns out they are gone, so the keeper is now sorting through old magazines.)