Coming from a relatively poor, tea-totaling family, our celebrations never looked like the ones on television. That’s ok though, since we didn’t own a television, or a “one-eyed devil” as it was affectionately called. When we wanted to celebrate, we all packed into the car and went to Pancho’s Mexican Buffet. I’m not even sure […]
And, by disappointment, I mean that I am disappointed in about half the internet using population. But, I’ll get to that. I don’t care about the Super Bowl, the World Cup, or any other major sports competition. In all fairness, I don’t even give a damned about the Oscars. I understand why people get so excited […]
I have no illusions that my experiences are all that special or unusual, but I also don’t expect my conclusions to fit into anyone else’s life; but just in case… I have been hospitalized three times for psychiatric problems. The first time, I was still somehow covered under my mother’s insurance and ended up in […]
I have always considered myself to have at least average intelligence, but one skill has always eluded me. I spent much of the 80’s in a low-level shame cycle because I never could get more than one or two sides of a Rubik’s Cube. Apparently, I’m still handicapped in this way and Google has gone […]
(What I worked on last night is not thematically good for general consumption… so I can’t post it here. Instead, I grabbed the first part of a draft for a Chapter One of an obligatory “guy rediscovers his roots” story… the part after this needs some plot reworking, so I left it off.) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ […]
I try to make a point of learning something new every day. It’s kind of awesome when that happens by 9:30 am. The history and the location of this little 20 acre island are both fascinating; and might make for a good story setting. An island within smelling distance of Manhattan that’s been abandoned for […]
and I really regret it.