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July 15, 2019

Boner Pills

I was driving home from the beach yesterday afternoon, listening to the radio. During the commercial break the DJ decided to go off script on one of the male enhancement products he was shilling...


June 29, 2019

Snake

Strangest thing about memories. In 1997 I was working in the Electronic Warfare Coordination Cell (EWCC) at the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) at Dal Molin, Vicenza Italy during the Bosni...


June 24, 2019

Caretaker 4 Redux

I got feedback from my class on Caretaker 4. Some minor critiques on language and awkwardness. Nothing I wasn’t expecting. I pounded that story out in a few hours and only edited it once. Wha...


June 20, 2019

Louder Than Ever

Louder Than Ever You were there in the front seat Windows down, we were burnin’ It was just like a movie scene Those dashboard lights and your pale blue eyes Cutting through me… It is cool, fogg...


May 31, 2019

Late

Late The air is fragrant here in mid coast Maine this time of year. I’d like to say it reminds me of my childhood, but the hiccupy way my life worked out I was barely here. Born here. Likely t...


May 23, 2019

Boots Boots Boots

Boots Boots Boots Interesting conversation on an AOCS group regarding SERE school. We were given strict orders that we were never to talk about anything that happened there. In hindsight it was...


May 19, 2019

Dante’s Prayer

Friday I was awake at 230am. By 300am I was out of bed. Ungraceful, tumbling thoughts bounced around in my brain. They went all the way from the beginning until the end. But the middle, oh t...


May 04, 2019

No Title

It isn’t a surprise to me but I was accepted into the MFA program. I grunted out an eight page short story as a writing sample. The primary reason I would even apply is I am being mercenary. ...


May 01, 2019

Days Are Numbers

I first heard this song about the time I turned 20. I had been on my own since 17. And I never seemed to stop moving. Every time I went home I was turning around and leaving. I’m thankful tha...


April 30, 2019

California Sun

Just three days and I’m missing you more than I thought I would i missing you more than I like to say I’m hanging on a hope swinging from a rope It’s all a shame My biggest mistake was letting y...


April 28, 2019

The Age of Adeline

The Age of Adeline I just watched that movie again. It breaks my heart every time. I don’t know why Hollywood is trying so hard to make it go away, for a five year old movie it should be all ov...


April 24, 2019

Fog

It is only when I am in the quiet I realize how noisy is my soul. I have a YouTube playlist that is all Celtic New Age stuff. I can feel my breathing start to synchronize with the in and out of t...


April 22, 2019

Pray Your Gods

Pray your gods who ask you for your blood For they are strong and angry jealous ones Or lay upon my altar now your love I fear my time is short There are armies moving close Be quick, my love… E...


April 18, 2019

Well.

I edited and edited and edited until I didn’t know what else to cut out to get back to 10 pages. Both writing samples and my “personal statement” have now been submitted for review. It’s not like...


April 16, 2019

ALS

ALS I heard this morning that my mother’s cousin, Nikki passed away. I guess that makes her my cousin in some kind of once removed way. She was diagnosed with ALS last fall. That is an awful, ...


April 14, 2019

Wild Wild West

She’s so mean but I don’t care I love her eyes and her wild wild hair Dance to the beat that we love best Heading for the nineties Living in the wild wild west The first time I heard that song I...


Robots Don’t Get Homesick Starting GoT from the beginning of last season. The final season starts soon. Two freaking years it took. We have a storm heading this way. Just going to be a sloppy ...


April 05, 2019

Upstairs

In 1995 I was just out of the fleet. Working for the Commodore at the wing. I wrote at least a dozen instructions in that two years, between the Bosnia conflict and 7 months in Italy. It always...


April 05, 2019

Celaena

I was going through my files, trying to find something to submit as an example of my writing. I will confess. I don’t think this sucks. In most things in life you don’t really have a choice. A...


April 05, 2019

Methinks

Prosebox has crashed. Because there is no way in hell I am the only person to write an entry in the last 24 hours.


April 05, 2019

Methinks

Prosebox has crashed. Because there is no way in hell I am the only person to write an entry in the last 24 hours.


March 24, 2019

Roadtrip

I have so much to write about. But I just don’t have the heart. Long roadtrip in my immediate future. At the beginning of May. Four corners. Down to DC to tour the Smithsonian. Maybe a stop ...


March 24, 2019

Roadtrip

I have so much to write about. But I just don’t have the heart. Long roadtrip in my immediate future. At the beginning of May. Four corners. Down to DC to tour the Smithsonian. Maybe a stop ...


March 21, 2019

"I Was A Sailor Once"

“I Was A Sailor Once” I liked standing on the bridge wing at sunrise with salt spray in my face and clean ocean winds whipping in from the four quarters of the globe. I liked the sounds of the Na...


January 31, 2019

How long...

How long will I love you? As long as there are stars above you. And longer if I can… (That’s actually Julia Westlin covering a Ellie Goulding song) How long will I love you As long as stars are ...


Book Description

The random and sundry. The sacred and profane. The pleasure and the pain.

Warning: I crack myself up sometimes