We Coup, Bro?: An Ode to General Mark Milley, With Duty and Squalor

There's a man in an leather chair, jacket unbuttoned, in a shadow bearding onto past midnight, 5 o'clock and the last call for punching out - all the work-a-day seems years ago Now he sits, almost self-assured, in the midst of a harried mess; Sipping a glass of something steadying and resolving, to write down … Continue reading We Coup, Bro?: An Ode to General Mark Milley, With Duty and Squalor

The Geometrical Concerns of An Inconstant Heart

I wander around this compartment - this house that wishes it were home And the lines are weary and trace displacement, the cartographer is not master of his art Either, or, the building is bereavement, a place they put him, and depart, He takes his compass, it weighs heavy, the moral, protracted, angles too... uh.. … Continue reading The Geometrical Concerns of An Inconstant Heart

Happy Fourth of July: THERE SHALL BE NO DIVORCE – A Declaration of Condescension

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VjMXkYP1y4&t=24s “And Lo, for the Earth was empty of Form, and void. And Darkness was all over the Face of the Deep. And We said: 'Look at that fucker Dance.” I declared months ago (months and months and months ago?) that I was planning to read through David Foster Wallace's tome 'Infinite Jest' this summer. … Continue reading Happy Fourth of July: THERE SHALL BE NO DIVORCE – A Declaration of Condescension

If You Look Out Your Rightside Window, You See We Are Approaching Summer. The Captain Has Turned On Your Grow-Your-Hair-Out Sign and Bare Legs Will Be Coming Down The Aisle To Get Tan and Sweaty.

I was born under a summer sign. Everyone I know seems to have been, as well. I mean, everyone. When the stars come out at night, they align in a question, a movement, asking after a direction. You feel lost and found at once. You feel an energy gathering, like inertia and moment in the … Continue reading If You Look Out Your Rightside Window, You See We Are Approaching Summer. The Captain Has Turned On Your Grow-Your-Hair-Out Sign and Bare Legs Will Be Coming Down The Aisle To Get Tan and Sweaty.

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER TWELVE : Song Fu

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 3 – CHAPTER TWELVE: SONG FU                 “I still say subdued stances are the best. Where you’re like… you appear to be relaxed and like, just cool as hell, but from that stance you really have like all the energy in the world. Where you’re like, holding yourself like … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER TWELVE : Song Fu

Ramping Up Writing – Join The Monarch Writers Online Discord Group For Inspiration and Community

Hey writers! I'm getting excited about some progress I'm ramping up into in my novel-in-progress as quarantine is loosening and the season is changing from Spring to Summer. Looking forward to getting some big chunks of writing done. If you want to join the online community of The Monarch Writers, come check out our homepage, … Continue reading Ramping Up Writing – Join The Monarch Writers Online Discord Group For Inspiration and Community

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER TEN: Secret Organization

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 2 – CHAPTER TEN: SECRET ORGANIZATION “The future isn’t now.See my button? Ask me how.”- Down With Strangers, ‘Seedy’                 The first meeting of the Conclave is in my room, all of us sitting around my coffee table, sitting on the floor, the sofa, incense burning and music playing … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER TEN: Secret Organization

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER EIGHT: Wheels and Gizmos

About ‘Condition Oakland’ Posted Sections Up So Far TRACK 2 – CHAPTER EIGHT: WHEELS AND GIZMOS Chapter 8: Wheels and Gizmos ‘Down With Strangers’ switches off each week, between my basement and Mark’s, so we don’t get bored with the practice space. One of the best things about having friends is just having somewhere to … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER EIGHT: Wheels and Gizmos

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SEVEN: Arcadia

About ‘Condition Oakland’ Posted Sections Up So Far TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SEVEN: ARCADIA    There’s too many records in the world. I want them all. Even if they’re crap… I’m sure there’s something good about them. It’s like the movie ‘the Dreamers’… not letting the movies rot in some archive… but showing the movies, any … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SEVEN: Arcadia

Introducing New Character In My Novel ‘The Skein’ in Chapter Draft: MARK DAWN, MY SECOND

This is a rough draft I wrote the other night trying to introduce a new character that will be Adolai Shungyosai's new friend, but since he is manipulative and arrogant he will automatically be moving to see him as his sidekick- type-of-deal. He's never had a real good friend but the character may allow for … Continue reading Introducing New Character In My Novel ‘The Skein’ in Chapter Draft: MARK DAWN, MY SECOND