My St. Petersburg Bibliography

Thought you'd might get a kick out of this list. The books and media I checked out from various libraries within Pinellas County since 2013, when I started research for my novel, I Blew Up Juarez. Consider this the collective conceptual framework for a collaborative, technologically-driven society: Title / Author Checked Out Returned Strange Flesh … Continue reading My St. Petersburg Bibliography

Coming Down The Mountain

Gilded tendrils through wooden slats summon a new Appalachian day. I tumble, tumble giddy under feathery darkness my morning dreams launch me into flight... So begins one of the poems I created in that beautiful cabin nestled under ancient wood. The experience of connecting with nature at a primordial level is a powerful thing. My … Continue reading Coming Down The Mountain

Oh To Be Naked In The Sun (A Holiday Story)

[NOTE: Revisit of last year's Christmas-themed post. Enjoy!] On Monday, a bright, textbook sky blue morning, I picked up Marie and her son, Loki, and we headed up to Weedon Island Preserve. We were going to be the only people around, given the sparse parking lot. I love that. Don't get me wrong, I love Boyd … Continue reading Oh To Be Naked In The Sun (A Holiday Story)

Wherever I May Roam

    Yes folks, this is happening. I'm hittin' the road starting this week! Where to Von? I honestly don't know. I've got gas, I've got maps, I've got information and communication technologies, and I have a badge-wearing wingman to help drive and navigate. Why are you doing this Von? Life-wise, I need some sparkly fresh brand … Continue reading Wherever I May Roam

Tales From The Notepad

April is National Poetry Month and I did jack doo doo about it. So, in a scramble to pull together an ode to poetry today, I scrolled to my Notepad app on my GS3, only to find I hadn't reinstalled it since the hard reset. Found it online, logged into my old account, and pulled … Continue reading Tales From The Notepad