Part II: Hospital Stay

Part II of an ongoing series With Ann staying the night in the hospital, I had to make some calls and send emails. First, I had to call her parents then send an email to the boss and my coworkers letting them know I would be absent at least for the day. The latter was … Continue reading Part II: Hospital Stay

Part I: Fourth of July

Part I of an ongoing series of blog posts According to the 2016 census, Long Beach has a population of over 470,000. That’s by no means a small city by any stretch of the imagination, but there are times when that number can be simply a number. One of those times is on the Fourth … Continue reading Part I: Fourth of July


“Every writer is a frustrated actor who practices his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.” -- Ben Hecht Writers draw from their life experiences to craft stories. It’s not that writers lead more exciting or interesting lives than everyone else, it’s just that they see them as chapters unfolding right before their eyes. … Continue reading Prelude

How Can I Freak You Out Today?

I’ve said in the past that I’ve always been an excellent judge of character and that those I keep in my small, close-knit circle of friends – online or IRL – deserve to be there. There might have been a few mistakes along the way but deep down inside I always knew something wasn’t right. … Continue reading How Can I Freak You Out Today?

2017: My Year In Review

Happy New Year, all two of you! Glad you’re still around reading my infrequent posts. I’ve decided to go ahead and keep my tradition of Year In Review posts going for yet another year with  pictures of the most memorable things that happened. Let’s go! January 2017 I rang in the New Year right by … Continue reading 2017: My Year In Review