About the author

Bill Kempin has been a broadcaster, a television writer, a TV director and an editor at a newspaper.

Now he edits life.

He appeared in the book “A Twitter Year: 365 Days in 140 Characters,” compiled by Kate Bussmann.

He assisted longtime friend Jenny McCarthy with her book “Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic.”

Speaking of Catholicism, his favorite saying from his days as an altar boy is “et cum spiritu tuo,” which means “and with your spirit,” “and also with you” or “same to you, buddy.”

His favorite Meryl Streep movie is “Defending Your Life.”

He is also fond of “The Court Jester” with Danny Kaye. And remember, the pellet with the poison’s in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true. Unless of course you break the chalice from the palace. Then the pellet with the poison’s in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.

Get it? Got it. Good.

His mood at the moment is subjunctive.