Warning: This message isn't intended for those that still support Trump and his cronies. There remains no means by which you can recover your intelligence or your dignity. Not even John Coffey can suck out the negative energy you have stored inside of you. So...please ignore all of the above, as I'm sure you already have.
I have exercised almost all of my life. When I was a boy, I played baseball, went running, and began lifting weights so that other boys wouldn't bully me at school. By the time I was about twelve, I had already reached my maximum height of 6'4". I was a pretty good baseball player, so the jocks mostly left me alone when I was pitching well. About the same time, I began writing stories. Some of the boys asked me to write poems for them to give to girls they liked. Others wante
I am not a young man anymore. When I was in fourth grade I decided to be a writer because I enjoyed watching the Dick VanDyke show. He was a joke writer—it looked like a lot of fun...and he had a hot wife. Through the years I've continued to write, ranging rom childish Pastiches of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard, to failed attempts at being the next Tom Robbins, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, Katherine Dunn, or John Irving. In high school, I wrote erotica to ente
IMPORTANT! READ THIS! Think, think, think… Get this out of your head…Trump is not a clown…someone to be laughed at anymore…a source of entertainment. He’s not funny. He never was. He is a dangerous psychopath, at the reins of the most powerful country on Earth. Think about it…evil maniac + Nukes + unchecked power + (citizen apathy) = DISASTER! Trump isn’t funny. He is capable of doing lasting damage to you and your children. Shut him up. Now. You make ask, how? First there a
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THIS: The Joke’s On You It’s not funny. Let’s stop making jokes about Trump. He’s a dangerous sociopath that is in charge of (what used to be) the greatest nation on Earth. You’re closer than ever to nuclear disaster. If North Korea’s arsenal really can reach the mainland, then think of Canada and Latin America too. Given North Korea’s history of past failures, their payload could fall short of the objective, and do horrifying damage to other lands…not
Writers basically write for two reasons—because they can, or because they must. Those who can, usually write for publishers who study marketability, knowing that they can rely on certain authors to put out what they think the public wants to read. Those of us that write because we must, don't much care about striking it rich with the latest reimagined idea. I've met one publisher that is so scared that public opinion will dampen sales, that all you seek on their book list i
Let's face it...everything we write is autobiographical to some extent. Yet, when faced with the task of actually focusing on ourselves...yikes! I was recently asked to write an essay about myself. For fifty years I've safely hidden behind fiction, and when cornered about what was real and what wasn't, I let readers guess for themselves. That gives them the power they deserve...to decide...and I like that. Readers should always be in control of meaning. When I began writing a
As a writer, I'm sure you've noticed that when you're out and about, people are talking, yet there seems to be no substance in what they're saying. It's as if they are simply parroting what they've seen on TV, newspapers, on the Net, or heard on the radio. This is why good writers are so important—they are a clear voice in the wilderness of false news, cliched responses, and second-hand opinions. This is the reason I destroyed my television over twenty years ago. The detritus