I embrace this body as if were mine, to own;it helps me to experience sensationsof being alive and free and loved. The warmth of skin, the scent of hair,the weight and pressure and softness,like a warm clean blanket,give me a sense of security. But I don’t assume that a blanket is mine to keep,simply because […] Read More..
I got some feedback in my fiction workshop today on the latest short story I wrote, and I actually walked out feeling a little disheartened by things. perhaps it was mostly that one student in particular berated the story, and of course I focus much more on criticism than praise. I rode away from class […] Read More..
“Hey, Mary, come over here…you gotta meet this guy,” Thom called across the crowded den. Mary had come to this house with Thom and his girlfriend Aileen weeks ago, and every night seemed to be a party. She met the couple on her way from a little farm town a few hours south of Chicago […] Read More..
madness yet lingers, though I can smile and laughI can spend time with loved ones and trytry to open my heart to all that’s around meand sure, there are those thoughts–thoughts that the new people I meet will be just as screwed up as everyone I knew before, but less originalthoughts that my closest friends […] Read More..
one of the great things about riding a bicycle is that it puts you out there in the middle of your surroundings, creating a really well-rounded travel experience. yesterday, as I rode my bicycle home before class, I cruised down the sidewalk at a pretty respectable speed (perhaps between 20 and 30 mph? it’s so […] Read More..
my little brother played in his first high school football game the other night…they won 36-14, and bob (my brother, #17 on the right…the boy on the left is richie, bob’s best friend) scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion. apparently he dressed for the junior varsity game, as well, but he didn’t want to […] Read More..
so maybe all of those folks that rushed out to watch “the passion” should have dropped a few bucks to check out “the corporation”. now this was definitely a documentary that pointed out something from which we actually need some salvation. Read More..
there are a few more stories posted on my stories page, as of yesterday, so be sure to check that out, if you haven’t already. in other news, I watched “The Passion of the Christ” last night. what a complete piece of shit that is for a movie! that event is the central point in […] Read More..