“I thought the secret of life was obvious: be here now, love as if your whole life depended on it, find your life’s work, and try to get hold of a giant panda.”

If Eleven Little Death‘s protagonist Jacob Will was much of a reader, he might have come across this quote from Anne Lamott. And if he did, he might have recognized its significance as he drove across the country with a giant, chromium yellow panda bear as his silent companion. But as fate would have it, […]

What is love?

In 1993, the Trinidadian-German Eurodance artist Haddaway released the club song What is Love? And what does that have to do with Jacob Will? A lot it seems. To him, love eventually led to hurt and he was afraid of that. That was just one of his issues. On his quest to commit eleven little […]

That ship has sailed.

Timing is everything or so it’s been said. Jacob Will’s timing was not the best in the world. Nor was his best friend’s death. But in the affairs of the heart department, Jacob’s really stunk. Deciding upon taking a job instead of love cost him dearly. And what would later prove to be the equivalent […]

What’s love got to do with it?

Not a thing until Jacob Will discovers it for the first time in his middle-aged life. The funny thing was he wasn’t even looking, much less considering it. It took the death of his friend and the request to commit eleven little deaths of his own to find what he’d been missing. It turned out […]