So much more going on than I could ever have imagined in all my many years of imagining. It's enlightening in the sort of way your elders hoped you never would be. It hurts to be brought to this realization (I know better instinctively than to call it "understanding") but what's to come can be … Continue reading There’s so much…
I’m goin’ down…
...down, down, down, down, down. - Freddy King, "Going Down" There are far worse things if you've decided to make your living as a blues musician than to have the last name King. You can ask Albert, (not really a King, shhh,) or B.B. (a real King). You can even tell everyone your name is, … Continue reading I’m goin’ down…
Hey, Y’all! A’memba me?
First things first: Big deal, Varengo! You got all fucked up physically and mentally in the first months of 2022. So you've started a one-man campaign to make 2020 look like everybody's kind Aunt Jenny. My car stalls at traffic lights. We all got problems. There. Now all the people inclined towards having written me … Continue reading Hey, Y’all! A’memba me?
When you gots the Covid…
I use the term constantly now. "I gots the Covid." It's bad English and points to the author as problematic at best, but it's what Grand Funk once called "a natural fact." Not only true but there for all to see in prison-blue majesty. "Steer clear of him. He's sick." Of course, these are the … Continue reading When you gots the Covid…
Coming to (New) Life
Every now and then by chance, my thinking once went, you meet someone who gets you. When you're a writer, and that person happens to be one of the most talented audiobook narrators in the business, one might say you've gotten the bonus plan. The upgrade to VIP status. First class, hot towels and everything. … Continue reading Coming to (New) Life
There are many kinds of quiet. They speak of the quiet of the grave, but I'm of the opinion that it could be noisy as hell in there, it's just the closest ears are on a dead guy. But it's probably not too noisy. A quiet night where I live is relatively quiet. Relative to … Continue reading Quiet
So I may have mentioned that my writing and business partner Craig A. Hart and myself have started a new website which is going to be a hub for all of our writings, both solo and corporate. And is always the case with Craig and I, when we do something, we do it up big. … Continue reading e2books, Bruté?
Regarding the Cleanup of Old Business
So, I write books. Sometimes I do it in beautiful isolation, locked away with my own thoughts, ready to make my own mistakes and claim my own victories. Sometimes I write with this Craig A. Hart fellow, trying my best to keep pace with him, but really just doing enough work so that I can … Continue reading Regarding the Cleanup of Old Business
Book reviews are very important, especially to the independent writer. To all writers, I suppose, but us guys without the sweet publishing contract live and die by them. I further suppose that I should clarify a bit. I'm not going to lie and tell you that certain reviews don't make you feel really good. Nor … Continue reading Reviews
The relationship between Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner is legendary. It has been the subject of books and television documentaries, and during the period when it was happening, it was the subject of sports news pages on a regular basis. This pair of pictures seems to portray the Love/Hate nature of the relationship nicely. Same … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2020