The Thurber Brigade by Jay Williams

The title of this blog refers to a short story I had published years ago with the same name. The story was an ode to James Thurber's "War between Men and Women." So I'll continue to write on this war (war correspondent?) and the relationships between the two combatants. In other words, a male version of a blog about relationships. Plus I often comment on current affairs and of course mention my various writing pursuits.

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