Piquing a recovering journalist’s curious bone…

Consider yourself warned: Piquing the curiosity of a recovering journalist may lead to strange google searches, chain-smoked cigarettes, and lengthy random message chains from phone numbers you ever seen before that you probably won't find until much later in the day, long after you forgot you actually asked said question, but answer it thorough and … Continue reading Piquing a recovering journalist’s curious bone…

Overcoming the I don’t wannas…

“Writing is hard for every last one of us — straight white men included. Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.”Cheryl Strayed, author of the 2012 bestseller Wild, later made into a 2014 film … Continue reading Overcoming the I don’t wannas…

Excerpt: Opening lines from "Finding Nancy," a crime thriller in progress…

Off to the opening day of spring classes at my job. Finally. Thanks, Inga. Rather than bore you all with more ramblings, I thought I'd share a few lines from another story. I used this one for a reading I gave a couple years back. It's likely become a novel at some point. True crime … Continue reading Excerpt: Opening lines from "Finding Nancy," a crime thriller in progress…

Oh, the weather outside is… keeping us from work (well, some of us, anyhow)…

First thing I read this morning, on what was supposed to be the opening day of spring semester: Stay the hell home! I may be editorializing a bit, but I'm sure that's what they meant. After all, hell's probably coated ice about now. South Texas soon will be.Doesn't take a genius to figure out what … Continue reading Oh, the weather outside is… keeping us from work (well, some of us, anyhow)…

What on earth are you doing that for?

Might not be all that surprising to a few folks I know, but I field the question an awful lot these days. Still, considering the vast majority of those who know me now were a bit astounded I could even hold a pen much less use one, it's hardly rocket science.  But when that thing you've always done seems more like work … Continue reading What on earth are you doing that for?

Experpt from HAPHAZARD, an in-progress poetry collection…

I haven't made any absolute decisions one way or another just yet, but for an introductory and rather experimental writing project, I thought it might be best to keep things very plain and simple -- black on white -- but  describing that particular cover design was going to be a nightmare for someone who hasn't played … Continue reading Experpt from HAPHAZARD, an in-progress poetry collection…

Excerpt from a piece in progress (Mr. Man Candy)…

Now before you start calling me a straight up asshole, you’ve got to understand how we two first met. Not that what you might call me matters much. I been called worse. A lot worse. Today, even. If the boot fits, I always like to say, wear that sumbitch proudly. But how we met says … Continue reading Excerpt from a piece in progress (Mr. Man Candy)…

Darkness drowns indifferent n delectable

Please indulge me one day moreAntipathy gravy spoon-fed be spiderRocket slowly damsel dreamerThe dearly departeddetestable deporteesdefect indifferentlyat Desdemona detourdeny the                          despondentdire drivel      of        driveway debutants yearning confounds the drip-dry-drippingof heart strings rip-sliding-rippingmore a saw-grip-gnawingimpatient hands breast pawingmolest malevolent nip without maulingtake care to kiss delectable dewdropsdelicate velvet gypsy jasminejust make sure she's devouredeternally inextinguishable decipher the indistinguishable conscriptand let the … Continue reading Darkness drowns indifferent n delectable

Here’s a daunting little device…

Been busy as a springtime hive of honeybees the last few, trying to get as many words on paper as I possibly can, as well as updating devices and files lost in the last computer debacles of late, getting ready for the new school year, and dealing with my lone student I gave an incomplete to … Continue reading Here’s a daunting little device…

Great way to start the morning off…

James HETFIELD - Full Show at Acoustic 4 a Cure - 15 May 2014 - Fillmore...