Introduction Twenty years ago I published my first book, of essays and poems. It was born out of frustration, dissatisfaction, and discontent. Because for years I had tried to make a difference. Make the world a better place. However, nothing I tried worked. Then I thought, okay, I'll write for real and publish. Sounding Off In … Continue reading The Imprint of War: 2003 redux
I wrapped up last night. Okay, I'm a little late to the party. Season eight is in the works. The series (2014) is based on the books, began in 1991, written by Diana Gabaldon (1952-). It's hard to classify but I'll call it Historical Fantasy Fiction. The author writes as I do. Meaning - she … Continue reading Outlander Series, Season One
North Westminster, Colorado. 39:55'5" N 105:0'50" W. October 20, 2021.
Recently a reader, and a friend, asked me, "What's your favorite Neil Young album?" Because we were talking music. Something we like to do. However, we're 36 years apart in age. That fact doesn't matter though, because he's really into Rock music and its cultural influence on America. Moreover, I was there from its inception, … Continue reading Time Fades Away: My Life’s Soundtrack
Waylon Jennings (1937 - 2002) was at his best when he was Lonesome, On'ry, And Mean. Which was a song he recorded in 1974, about the time I first heard him and his band. It was sometime in the early Seventies. I was a bartender at the Warehouse, a night club in Denver, Colorado, where he … Continue reading Waylon: Outlaw Hero
Living at the Edge of the World is a story about a young girl who lived underground (mostly) for five years, in New York City, from 1986 to 1990. In her own words (mostly) with the help of journalist, Jamie Pastor Bolnick. President Donald Trump recently said he wants to put a woman on the moon … Continue reading Living at the Edge of the World: Homeless
At a recent session with my psych-girl, she closed with three "suggestions": Lower your expectations Reduce your drinking Censor yourself Is there a better prescription for unhappiness? Or is it one for happiness? Christopher Hitchens once said: It's not true that you shouldn't drink alone; these can be the happiest glasses you ever drain. I … Continue reading The Pursuit Of Happiness
"What's wrong with Millennials?" was a recent YouTube video from Teal Swan, one of a constellation of contemporary creatives that I pay attention to, to inform me of current happenings. The three women, pictured above, happen to be Millennials on the backside of thirty. They are part of a small group of very smart people … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Millennials?
I took the last step to being a free man in Colorado Wednesday - cutting the cable. That's right! I am now totally internet dependent. (More free?) No more broadcast, or cable, TV talking heads for me. The blather and nonsense is gone. Poof. I have removed from my life all that propaganda, as well … Continue reading Free Man In Colorado: Unplugged
Yesterday, two days after Valentine's Day, I walked when the weather had warmed. The usual - past the site of the future Magpie Cafe - and lo, the birds had begun nesting behavior - repairing winter damage, preening and posing, chatting, and yes - kissing. Call me crazy for asking, but how do they know? The … Continue reading The Magpie Cafe, part II