On Hiatus

Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Uncategorized |

I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to be on hiatus from my blog for a little while. The reason is because I’m on a deadline with my editor for my India book. I plan on naming the book, Poking the Sleep Tiger. If you would like to read the first chapter, […]


I’m Going to Disneyland!!! (or World)

Posted by on September 29, 2011 in Uncategorized |

Have you ever come back from vacation and wish you could turn right back around and leave your old life behind? You get out of your car from the airport and reality smacks you square in the face when you check the overflowing mailbox and it’s filled with bills. Then later, you know you’ll have […]

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The End of My MFA in Writing

Posted by on June 17, 2011 in End of MFA in Writing, Uncategorized |

I have one class left of my M.F.A in writing and then I have to do my thesis. It’s a 60 page collection of short-stories, which I already have, but I have some serious cleaning-up to do. Next week I have my first poetry reading in front of my class. I have at least twenty […]


“You Light Up My Life” Songwriter Found Dead

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Uncategorized, You Light Up My Life |

The Associated Press has reported that the Academy Award-winning songwriter of “You Light Up My Life” was found dead of an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women and just months after his son was accused of murdering a swimsuit designer. Joseph Brooks, 73, was discovered Sunday […]

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Black Widows

Posted by on April 7, 2011 in Black Widows, Serial Killers, Uncategorized |

I saw an airbrushed painting of a Black Widow the other day and I couldn’t stop staring at it. The way her red hour-glass body balanced on those white-ghostly webs was mesmerizing. For a brief moment, I psychically felt the fear, which the fly in the painting would have felt, as her eight eyes stared […]

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Army vs. Navy

Posted by on February 15, 2011 in Uncategorized |

There was a story in the News of the Weird about two drinking buddies. One of the guys was in Army, the other was in the Navy, and they were arguing over which service was better. The Army soldier had a gun and ended up shooting the Navy man. And since the soldier had the […]


Last Night (An ode to my Strat)

Posted by on December 31, 2010 in Last Night, Ode to my Strat, Uncategorized |

You sit in the corner all dirty and dusty. It’s understandable. We partied like rock stars last night. I reach for your black zipper and slowly pull it down to the floor. I grab you by the neck and extract your from your soft black case that keeps you captive. You were so raw and […]

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Tap Tattoo

Posted by on October 24, 2010 in Uncategorized |

Traditional tap tattoo, with essay to follow.

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Ah-Ha Moments and Million Dollar Ideas

Posted by on September 24, 2010 in Uncategorized |

Ever had a problem you just couldn’t figure out, then after a couple days of brain-racking frustration you’re in the shower and the answer hits you like a giant right hook to the face? It seems so obvious. Why didn’t you think of this earlier? These moments in life are what I call Ah-ha moments. […]

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Things that happened on September 7th

Posted by on September 7, 2010 in September, Uncategorized |

There have been a lot of things that have happened on September 7th throughout history. Here is a quick list of things I found interesting. 1813 “Uncle Sam” was 1st used to refer to U.S. in print. (Troy Post of New York) 1822 Brazil declares independence from Portugal (National Day) 1880 Geo Ligowsky patents device […]


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