The 2nd Time Around

What a beautiful Tampa Bay weekend, and such perfect weather for the annual Gasparilla Parade! If you're not familiar, this week-long event honors Tampa Bay's well-documented invasion of pirates. You have your typical big event fare - personal coolers stocked with beer, girls in skimpy booty shorts, guys dressed in their best Buccaneer paraphernalia. All … Continue reading The 2nd Time Around

National Poetry Month 2015! Interactive Poetry

Every Friday this April, I am going to feature an original work here for your reading pleasure. Throw rotted fruit, sing praises, lemme know you just don't get it, but do, please, have an experience. If you borrow the work, be polite and cite! Today's National Poetry Month contribution is the full poem featured during January's Fantastic Ekphrastic! … Continue reading National Poetry Month 2015! Interactive Poetry

I Made My Book A Soundtrack

My buddy The Vibe Muse put me on to my new obsession, SoundCloud! What..? I can make playlists out of any theme I come up with in my head space? AWESOME! But really, what a handy vision-free tool. I'm a writer of sounds, which is why I like writing action stories, because I get to use furious, … Continue reading I Made My Book A Soundtrack

Von, Master of Hip Hop

(read time 7m22s) I found Trish and settled in the seat to her right. She scored us an ideal location, perfect line of sight to the podium, a couple rows back. The aisle was two seats away, good. There's the door. Got my noise cancellers around my neck, check. I'm fully prepped to endure crowd … Continue reading Von, Master of Hip Hop

#TurnItUpTuesday Megamix!

I couldn't decide on one particular song, as I have been pleasantly inundated with all forms of music during my bloggy break, so, I'll just pick the top four rotating in my headspace. Enjoy!   Genre: Hip Hop   Emotion: Pissed Off   Rationale: Yet another shooting in Killeen, Texas. http://youtu.be/_uCdtrN_Jh0 nbsp;Genre: Blues   Emotion: Smug   Rationale: She called me 'intimidating.' All I did … Continue reading #TurnItUpTuesday Megamix!