Showing posts from January, 2011

What now?

I haven't posted in awhile. I have this feeling it's late. Not just that I haven't posted in a while, but it feels like it's been a while since I wrote anything that has a real impact. Not just a post, but something that helps me move me from point A to point B. Something that moves you as well.

I love writing. I love living, but what is the point if you/we don't feel the words down to our bones?

I just watched a conversation with David Chapelle and Maya Angelou.

I just got me going. I want to take all my personal history and poor it into something. Distill it into an emotional truth that will be good for everybody.

The way sex is good for a body, the way air is good for flight. I'll let you know what I come up with. Let me know if you come up with anything. I'll be all ears!

Writing and more writing... Excerpt from my novel, Redemption

Excerpt from a story I am working on ....The same story from October....

I'm new to Milan. I'm lost. The driving rain has its own rhythm and it loses me. I can't keep up.

Left or right; it doesn't matter. I'm so lost that all the streets look the same and I'm starting to panic. Panic about what? I'm not sure, but I can feel it starting. It starts like losing a pop fly in the sun, like falling and not being able to stop. The song on the radio throws my driving off too; so I turn it off. It's just me and the driving-off-rhythm rain. Driving me further into Milan and loss.

God damn it, I'm a grown man. I'm ashamed. Grown men shouldn't get lost, grown men shouldn't fail. I've done both and it feels like I'll never catch my breath again.

It's Milan and I'm getting smaller and smaller; small enough to wash down a drain somewhere.

Getting the EDGE

Who's a little super-excited and a little freaked out? I am. I was accepted to the EDGE Program. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers..... It's a program designed for visual artists, writers and filmmakers... a comprehensive survey of professional arts practices offered through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals. Whoa! 2011 here I come!