Welcome to my Blog

It’s natural, that as a writer, I’ll post about writing, but because I’m contrary, you might catch me posting about humor, the surreal side of life, politics, spirituality, film, live theater or building cabins. Those are just some of the topics that spring to mind.

And I’ll probably do this, say, once a week.

Believe it not, I started out at 21 years old as a poet and an actor. Now, I’m a writer of mysteries, thrillers, plays and screenplays. For the past few years, I’ve also been writing short stories and essays that have appeared in fine literary journals and magazines. I’ve also written feature articles. You can find them under “New Published Writing.”

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The 2 Democratic Candidates I Support

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Humor, News & Politics | 0 comments

Has voter fraud, establishment politics, and the slow parade of inferior candidates gotten you down? In case you’re not of a certain age, and you don’t who Buffalo Bob and Captain Kangaroo are — well, let me tell you — these guys rocked the worlds of the Baby Boom generation, and I’m going to campaign hard for them. I just have to find...

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Hydra Heads Are Rolling

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in News & Politics | 0 comments

America elected its first black president after the disaster of the Bush presidency. In other words, because George W. Bush was such a calamity, a country struggling with deep real racial issues was ready to put Barack Obama in the White House. I’m not saying Obama wasn’t a great candidate. What I mean is that it likely wouldn’t have happened following a Gore presidency. It’s almost as if Obama grew out of the severed head of Bush. In Greek mythology, Hydra, the many-headed water serpent, had a unique survival...

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New Book Cover for “Feed Your Head”

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Books, Fiction | 0 comments

This is the book I’ve been writing on Twitter: Can be found at...

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Pat and I in Greece

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here are Pat and I at Epidavros, the ancient 15,000-seat amphitheater in the Peloppenese. Truly a breathtaking experience. As former actors, it was important for us to see it. Turns out, it wasn’t about theater, but a place where people came to be healed. The amphitheater was used for mass gatherings related to health and well-being. And here are the Karyatides, the mysterious ladies that hold up the porch of one of the temples on the Acropolis. This picture is of the original statues inside the Acropolis Museum, the most amazing museum...

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Book Cover for “Land of Disappointment”

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here is a book cover I created for my first book of short stories (yet to be published). I wanted to find a way to capture the truly strange, yet magical, and oddly disorienting experience of living in Los Angeles. I might end of changing the subtitle to: “Stories to and from Los Angeles” because at least two of the stories either originate in L.A., flying elsewhere, or begin somewhere else, and end up in L.A. Stories written so Far, (in New Published Writing): Land of Disappointment, Jet Lag, At First Blush, and An Accident of...

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I miss NYC

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Flannery O’Connor Quote

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

And this comes courtesy of Jeff Goins: “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” — Flannery...

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Michael Hiltzik of the L.A.Times gets it right!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Sports | 0 comments

NFL follows corporate America’s game plan in referees dispute Everybody’s talking about the Packers and Seahawks, but the issues in the labor dispute behind the debacle have gotten less attention. You ignore them at your peril, because a lot of companies are calling the same plays. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-packers-seahawks-referees-hiltzik-20120926,0,2570919.column  ...

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