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Over the years I've discovered that inspiration is very much like being struck by lightning. The wonderful thing ... is that it strikes again, and again, and again.


JANUARY 15, 2011 10:31AM

The Gift of the Albino


The anxiety in his scent blended so sweetly with the filaree in bloom that she almost missed it.  The darkness had been more destructive than usual this pre-dawn morning and his aroma revealed actual damage to his limbs.  This knowledge caused her to brieflRead full post »


On numerous occasions and in several posts, I have sought to explain my status as a rookie among a field of genuine writers.  I wandered in here one day… and I stayed.   I read a great deal, but other than proposal writing, customer project reports, deve/… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 12, 2011 8:57AM

Heartbreak and The "F" Word

The F Word  

I love you so much, that at times it’s problematic.  You can imagine that this places me in very unfamiliar territory. 


Discovering Facebook has been tremendous for me. Mostly, I’ve been able to locate people in my life that I’d thought were lost… Read full post »


The dream was happening in a department store, with digital televisions of all shapes and sizes all around me.  Some were monitors that looked more like movie theater screens than television sets.  There was someone speaking to me from behind… and I see/Read full post »

JANUARY 6, 2011 11:00PM

Precious Payment


Reth:      "I was afraid you were going to hurt me."


Reth:      "So what happens now?"

Doc:        "I don’t know.  What’s your hu/Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 5, 2011 11:05AM

The Dancer, the Juggernaut, and the Care Giver (Open Call)


I divorced the Dancer when I realized that she was serious about not wanting children and because she lacked the ambition that I felt her talent called for.  The Juggernaut divorced me because she needed more security than my life style provided.  The Care Giver, so far,/Read full post »

Warning:  If heights genuinely upset you... I suggest you turn back now and don't play this video.  

 A co-worker shared this with me and completely blew my mind.  If you have already seen it ... you understand.  If not... you just have to endure a brief introductory ca… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2011 11:19PM

I Remember the Green Hornet

I was less than thrilled to watch the coming attraction of one of the newest comic book characters to make it to the theatre screen.  I can forgive them for trying to make it a comedy.  (I think the upcoming Green Lantern is going to be equally sorry.)  My realRead full post »

JANUARY 2, 2011 8:46AM

Acceptance and Rage


I’ve been mistaken for Anger more times than I can count.  This does not surprise me.  Anger is by far the more easily recognizable of the two of us.  Anger will typically wrest control away from deliberate considerations, and reveal itself to the world i/Read full post »

DECEMBER 26, 2010 6:22PM



Waiting for a friend to die is a bitch.

My children are here for the Christmas holiday.   My daughter made her airline reservations months ago and my son has brought his girlfriend here to finally meet his father.   She seems so very young, but I am remin/Read full post »

DECEMBER 14, 2010 12:29PM

Life-long Friends

Delta Sky Club 

The man watched people heave a sigh of relief as they entered the Delta Sky Club at Washington-Reagan International.  He thought he understood their unspoken sentiments.  The elevator to the Sky Club on the third floor stood immediately beyond the personal invasions now accept/Read full post »

DECEMBER 12, 2009 6:25PM

The Return of The Airline Victim

Airline Victim

I am looking forward to seeing the new George Clooney movie, Up in the Air, because I suspect that in many ways I will be watching a videography of my own life...  or at least a substantial part of it.  A moviefone synopsis describes the plot in/Read full post »

NOVEMBER 6, 2009 9:01PM

Track Attack

Track Attack1

It was way past time for me to start getting my flabby ass in shape. 

I’d walked down to my local Publix for the first time on Monday morning and I was actually a bit stiff the next day.   It took me about an hour overall, but/Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2009 11:29PM

Chaste Taste

Stolen Moments

She had completed everything that she needed to do as her break approached.   She had seen him again when she first arrived for her 3:00 to 11:00 shift.  She knew he was still there because she’d seen his car in the parking lot.  Scanning the parked cars for the/Read full post »

OCTOBER 10, 2009 11:43PM

To Feel My Nature Rise

My Nature Rises

Dashed off quickly, and hot while the feelings (so elusive) are there, fresh and immediate, almost before I hang up the phone.

I am unaccustomed to such phone calls… the ones that come in at 11 PM to advise me that you will be working until 7Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 3, 2009 6:36PM



 It’s a full body blanket that I unknowingly pull up over my head. Unlike the blanket on my bed, it does not stymie my breathing or make me blind in a darkened room grown blacker.  It covers my body with joyful well being.

It’s the realization that I’dRead full post »

AUGUST 26, 2009 5:51AM



I’m stiff.  I must have dozed while sitting in front of the television.  I don’t recognize what’s on the screen at the moment, and I can feel my back complaining from the odd angle of my body. 

It’s only a few minutes after 11 PM.  I never/Read full post »

AUGUST 18, 2009 8:25AM

Day of the Doubler

backgammon doubling_cube 

The set-up for the evening was perfect.  He still had her scent in his nose when he left the house that night.

She had been feeling frisky. After all of these years they could read each other effortlessly.  When he’d remarked that he might “take out the/Read full post »

AUGUST 16, 2009 2:18PM

The Risk Game


I am Mr. Green.  I have been Mr. Green since the wars began.  The opportunities to conquer the world have continued to lessen even more since the California Upheaval, but I have not completely retired from the game.  Mr. Yellow has some ideas.

We began as teenagersRead full post »

AUGUST 7, 2009 11:18PM

Red Planet Rover

Mars Science Lab

Scheduled to launch in the fall of 2011, the Mars Science Laboratory is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, an ongoing unmanned exploration of the red planet. Mars Science Laboratory is designed to collect data to help assess whether Mars ever was, or is, an environment able to support/Read full post »

AUGUST 6, 2009 11:02PM

I Found a Smile Here

I'm really too busy to write this evening, but I wanted to offer something that I thought you might enjoy. 
For some this might evoke fond, cherished memories as it did for me.   For others this might be a new take on a familiar song... still… Read full post »
AUGUST 4, 2009 3:00AM

Balancing Act

Rocks 1-1

I am writing to my blog again.  I actually created a previous post this morning as soon as I concluded a two hour video-conference call that began at 9 AM Eastern.  Our video-conferencing tools allow me to observe and host and participate in meetings right here/Read full post »

AUGUST 3, 2009 12:26PM

Fuck Me Shoes

  Fuck Me Shoes

My first wife was a fashion designer.  When I first met her in New York City she was attending the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and then went on to the Parsons School of Design.   

This woman had a personal style that simply blew my mind.Read full post »

JULY 30, 2009 6:01PM

A Whole Lotta Woman

Whole Lotta Woman 

Whoever came up with the idea of putting these cafes in book stores is all right with me.  I was sitting in the Starbucks cafe at Barnes and Noble, enjoying that rare commodity called idle time.  I’d already selected “The 8th Confession” by James Patterso/Read full post »

JULY 29, 2009 7:00PM

Man Stuff

New Man

I am supposed to be stronger than this. 

If my father saw me now he would once again have to suppress thoughts that his son was not acting like a man.  ‘Having girlie problems.’  ‘Men don’t cry,’ he said.  ‘Men deal with their problemRead full post »