Twenty Little Angels Above Newtown

In the past fifteen years, certain schools have become more identified with a single tragic event, than for all of their good and accomplishments: Columbine, Virginia Tech, and now Sandy Hook. I don’t have to explain what happened in those locations—you already know. There are others—at least seven major school … Continue reading

The House of Dirt and Fuzz

Unlike the book/movie title that I’m parodying, The House of Sand and Fog, my story, The House of Dirt and Fuzz, is not nearly as tragic. But it is just as messy. As I had mentioned in a recent post, a short time ago I’d moved from a cramped one … Continue reading

Nothing Like Mom’s Cooking

As I type this blog, Mom is furiously working in the kitchen, putting the final touches on the turkey before it’s slid into the oven. I take that back, I just put the 20 pound bird in the oven for her. She’s done with her Thanksgiving meal preparations…for now. Later … Continue reading

Finally Able to Write About 9/11

Just over ten years ago, my father and I were discussing various issues with American politics and society over coffee after a Sunday morning breakfast my mother had prepared at their South Florida condo. We talked about how Americans in general seemed to be acting rude and inappropriate to each other. … Continue reading

Music to Write to

When I first began to write creatively in the mid 90’s, it took a lot for me to focus on the images, characters, and scenes in my mind, and how I was going to somehow translate them into the written—or typed—word. I would sit in my apartment in absolute silence. … Continue reading

“One of these days I’m going to get organezized”

“You mean organized?” That’s one of my favorite bits of dialogue from Taxi Driver and every time I look at my cluttered desk I think of that memorable exchanged between Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) and Betsy (Cybill Shepherd.) Here’s the entire exchange: Get Organezized Yesterday at our FWA Palm Coast … Continue reading

Updates On “Flight From Fear”

   It’s been nearly two and a half years since I’d first met with Rabbi Samuel Cywiak to discuss ghostwriting his Holocaust memoir, and the book is almost ready. There have been some delays with the production of the final product in recent months, but books should be available in early … Continue reading

Old School Cuisine

Last week I revisited a couple old recipes (that, in itself, is a joke once you read these “recipes”) since I was running out of ideas and supplies for meals. The first I had after a late night hockey game. I was starving and came home to a near empty … Continue reading

Bad Gas, Man, Bad Gas

Last Thursday I had bad gas. No, not the kind you get from eating four Taco Bell Chalupas. I’m talking about the kind that goes in your car. I was on my way to an appointment Thursday afternoon, so I decided I would fuel up on the way. I was … Continue reading

Embracing My Wicked Slice

Continuing on the subject of sports, I thought I’d dedicate this post to discussing my new passion: Golf. Why I thought I needed another frustration in my life, I don’t know. Was it something new to focus on to help take my mind off other problems? Was it because it felt … Continue reading