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Toxic Masculinity

January 21, 2019

Toxic masculinity is very much in the news right now but what is it? Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how I have changed over the years and how some things have remained the same. I don’t believe that I am alone in some of my viewpoints, nor do I believe I am […]


May 1, 2018

Life is like a book. Page one, in the beginning… The first couple of chapters are written not from memory but from the viewpoint of others. The chapters give some backstory to explain what happens later. The following chapters describe the twists and turns that make up everyone’s life. And finally the last chapter, but […]

Dreaming, Writing and Aging

April 29, 2018

This has been on my mind for some time. I wonder if it is just me or do others experience this also.  Many of my ideas come to me while I am sleeping. Sometimes I actually remember my dreams, and sometimes they make no sense. Since my mind always seems to be working, I often […]

Old Men

March 28, 2018

I have not been writing much fiction lately because my mind won’t let me. Looking back over my life, I realize that for almost all of my adult life I have fought. Oh, I fought as young man, from the school yards to the streets of Bed-Sty, but that was a different type of fight. […]

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2017

It’s said that only two things are certain, death and taxes. I learned about death early from my pet goldfish to my four-legged friends.  I have noticed that the subject of death today for the young is verboten. Death is glossed over or misrepresented. Children grow up thinking just hit restart and start over with […]

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

July 25, 2016

Today I was notified that a friend died. At my age it wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the last I get this type depressing news.. When I heard the news it was like a kick in the gut.  I have worked with many men around the world and almost all could be […]

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