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Year in Review / Timothy Gager

On my less than narrative, serious news blog I posted my writing year in review, and my annual Top Ten Viewed Blogposts (originally done as a joke because of everyone's top 10 end or year lists. Top Ten Jello Flavors for 2023...etc. )

Here on Poverty House, I think I have a little more to add.


Miles run: 702.2

Trips away: 2

Weddings Attended: 3

Funerals Attended: 3

Heads shaved which are mine: 1 (then daily)

Beards grown: 1

Baseball Games attended: 1

Basketball Games Attended: 14

Times I've had sex: 1

Times I've refused sex: 1 (same person)

Times I've stared down at a pistol: 1 (same person)

Days I've thought of last girlfriend: 365

Oil Changes: 3

Guitars Purchased: 2

Featured Readings: 9

Number of times hosted Dire: 41

Number of Strat-o-Matic Teams Played: 12

Streaming Services Used: 4

Poems written: 29

Number of vaccines: 4

Number of Days missed from work for being sick: 0

Flash Fictions written: 11

Posts at Poverty House: 5

Posts at Timothy Gager Blogspot: 39

Amounts Charged on Credit Cards: $53,786.19

Money Made in Writing: $8,283.74

Taxes: Over $7,000

Books making Amazon #1 Bestseller List: 1

Average Number of AA Meetings Attended Weekly: 4.1

Number of Alcoholic Beverages Consumed: 0

Number of accidental sips of alcohol: 1

Number of Times I've said the word 'fuck':


TIMOTHY GAGER has published 18 books of fiction and poetry, which includes his latest novel, Joe the Salamander. He hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, MA from 2001 to 2018, and started a weekly virtual series in 2020. He has had over 1000 works of fiction and poetry published, 17 nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work also has been nominated for a Massachusetts Book Award, The Best of the Web, The Best Small Fictions Anthology and has been read on National Public Radio. In 2023, Big Table Publishing published an anthology of twenty years of his selected work, with 150 pages of new material: The Best of Timothy Gager. He was the Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, and the founding co-editor of The Heat City Literary Review. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

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