The Coca Cola drinking communist thinks I look ridiculous. He is wearing black high top sneakers, that retail at one hundred and forty dollars. He says they last longer, than cheap canvas tennis shoes. He is wearing a black hoodie, with a label on it, from some designer, he says he doesn't care about that… Continue reading The Coca Cola Communist
I live in California. I was born in California during a time when being a first-generation Californian was still something of a thing, even if it was one that was on its way out. I spent the first years of my life in Southern California, and my beginning grade school years in Texas and Oregon.… Continue reading The Attempted Elimination of the Middle Class
https://youtu.be/qnGgsJ26dao Network. If you've never seen this movie, I'll tell you that the May-December romance between characters played by William Holden and Faye Dunaway, is slightly less believable in this day and age, but that it is an otherwise incredibly brilliant bit of intended satire that has turned out to be stunningly prophetic if… Continue reading The Monday Night Movie of the Week
This implies that I smoke cigarettes. I don't. I value my lungs. I used to smoke cigarettes, and I was excellent at it. Here's the thing, I am a thinking person. I am also a feeling one. Shallow waters, I ain't. I can create beautifully themed web layouts for myself all day long but if… Continue reading Earthquake Weather
This book is a collection of short stories, flash fiction, a few poems, variations on a theme. These are stories about relationships, some are character, or lack of character, portraits, others are cautionary, observational, personal. The Starlight Deluxe, a diner, is a feature in many of these tales. Previously published pieces include 'With All the… Continue reading Midnight at the Starlight Deluxe
https://youtu.be/ClQcUyhoxTg BOC is one of my favorite bands. I wouldn't know where to begin to tell of the impact and influence this music has had on my life, and my writing. But, I've got to be careful not to give away all my secrets. TS
Do you have monsters? Apparently I had a lot of monsters I didn't even know I had. Some of them were political, some of them were religious, some were ideological, some were reflections, some were old fears, and, some were actual people. After a while, for a while, alcohol was one of my monsters. (Sober… Continue reading Do You Have Monsters?