Into the Darkness

Yes, I have been procrastinating. You would too. A couple years ago, a friend, a psychiatrist, told me to step away from this project. But it is time. I had a funny conversation with another friend a few years back. For some reason, she always imagined me as the...

Embrace the Moon

Embrace the life and memories, a cousin wrote to me. Embrace the moon and good thoughts of life. Sound advice. Good advice. And like all of the advice I receive, I try. I push out from this cocoon of sadness and hurt. Grasp at the life, the memories, the moon and...

An Angry Little Boy

[Maybe a bit dramatic, but I am feeling a bit dramatic today.] Protect your queen. I’m not sure if it was from a movie or a television show. The West Wing? The master against the amateur. A flurry of moves with pieces being taken from the chess board. Protect your...

Self Medication, Coffee Edit

Yes, yes: more coffee please. Toss in a few aspirin. And 15 hours of sleep. But this is what I wrote the other night, with some editing, and an afterword. The last “afterword” is still a ways off. For being drunk, I don’t think I did all that bad… So damn exhausted....

Lost-Time

“C’mon, baby. Come to papa.” I’m on the edge of my seat, like a top college athlete and the team rep is on stage about to announce their first round draft pick. “It’s mine. All mine.” I excelled in the combine. Took the tests and failed/passed them all. I show all of...