This story is a little off my beaten path. There are no monsters, or time travelers, or space aliens. But it is dark. And that, my friends, is most definitely up my alley. Hope you enjoy it.   Airplanes and elevators. I hate them both. And it seemed no sooner had our stressful four-hour flight on the one ended (our brief cab ride through the dark, silent city being my only respite) than we found ourselves being hoisted aloft on the other. I’d left my stomach somewhere over Kansas. Figured... Read the Rest →


So Long, Robin Williams

So Robin Williams is gone. Goddamn it. We lose him while soulless pricks like George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Rush Limbaugh keep right on going, sucking up the oxygen and spitting out vitriol. I know my left leanings are showing here, but those are simply the first worst that came to mind. I’m going to miss Robin Williams. He was one of those people whose humanity shined through so brightly, it was easy to see that better angel within. It’s sad to think of all the films and appearances... Read the Rest →


The Art Of Being Human

I wasn’t a very good father. I could use the excuse that my own father wasn’t a very good one either, that I had no example to follow, so therefore I didn’t quite know how to go about it. And maybe there’s some truth to that. But it’s not the whole truth. My first marriage was a dreadful mistake. We “had” to get married. But we were desperately young and didn’t even know who we were yet. And it became immediately clear that whoever we were (or whoever we were... Read the Rest →


A Character In Real Life

While eating dinner with some friends in a restaurant last night, I was having trouble keeping track of the conversation. For one thing, the place was loud and my days as a musician have left me saying “what?” a lot. But that wasn’t really it. There was an odd little woman sitting at a table a few feet away. She looked to be in her mid-to-late thirties. But she was as small as a child. Her feet didn’t even touch the floor. And she was blind. A pair of dark... Read the Rest →


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