Monday, January 31, 2011

My Web Presence Is Growing On New Aesthetic Magazine

I like to periodically check on my miscellaneous stuff that is published on the internet, like my plays, poetry and book reviews, etc. The ego boy in me digs reading the commentary on my work and the goofy ass nonsense I write and tweet once in awhile to shake things up (at least in my own head)vent a little and keep people informed of what I'm thinking and doing, regarding my writing projects and where I am mentally (or where I'm not mentally, if that actually makes any sense.)
Imagine my surprise discovering that a trio of poems that I wrote for New Aesthetic Magazine, From A Hard Line, Through a Wine Bottle Darkly and Equal Monsters are in a group of poems "most viewed, last 3 months" in New Aesthetic. I'm proud of that and I thank the people at New Aesthetic for giving me the opportunity to be one of their showcased authors.
Here is what New Aesthetic has to say about my poetry included in the From A Hard Line category:

"a collection of three powerful poems - from a hard line, through a wine bottle darkly and equal monsters. the poems are subtle, poignant and conversations from life, and one cannot miss the solitude of the voices in them, the framing of stray lives in a city."

And here is the link to my other small collection on their site called New Yorker Bound?

Here is quote from New Aesthetic about my play Hierarchy:

"a surreal dialogue that deals with the disturbances in traditional hierarchies of choice, the apple of self, and the three architypes of adam, eve and god. interestingly, this contemporary dialogue between a husband and a wife keeps invoking and refering back to the image of an absent little girl, reminiscent of t.s. eliot's structural strategem in the cocktail party."

Here is a link to the play: L

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pat Conroy's Love Letter to Wolfe

"During that Christmas, I was under the illusion that Thomas Wolfe had written his book (Look Homeward, Angel) solely because he knew that I would one day read it, that a boy in South Carolina would enter his house of art with his arms wide open, ready and waiting for everything that Thomas Wolfe could throw at him. The rhythms of his prose style, oceanic and brimming with strange life, infected the way I wrote...Once I entered into the country of Thomas Wolfe without visa or passport, I never went back to the boy I was before Look Homeward, Angel, most flaws I have as a man and a writer I can trace directly to the early influence of Thomas Wolfe."
My Reading Life
-Pat Conroy

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Music

The link to this music was on Warren Ellis' website.
I'm beginning to enjoy electronic music more than when I was younger. Probably because in my youth I hated with a passion anything that sounded like it was produced with a synthesizer, especially bad synthesizer. Although, I really dug and still do, OMD and the Pet Shop Boys.

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Test 3 and A Mysterious Note to Myself

Come on Posterous, don't leave me hanging.
D.J.P. Is a former Marine MP from Nam, later becomes a head CO at an Upstate Max security prison.

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TEST Conroy and Wolfe

Good morning,
 I wrote a blog earlier today about the author Pat Conroy's feelings for Thomas Wolfe that he revealed in his memoir, My Reading Life I highly suggest the book. Conroy's feelings and revelations about Wolfe are similar to my own and I quoted him extensively in my blog post and then wrote my own kind paean to both great writers of such lyrical and musical prose. It appears that Posterous has lost my post because I foolishly used a Posterous app on my iphone that I downloaded to make blogging easier.
How assuming I am to expect things to work properly. Is it me, or are we paying more for stuff of lesser quality? And before someone good heartedly come along and points out that Posterous and iphone Posterous apps are free, I still say, quality is important damn it, even if it's free stuff we need to demand quality.
I will now step off my soap box and let somebody else have a turn.
Who's next?

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Strange angle Pic of me Writing at 4am

Banjos at 3:15 AM

3:15am Sunday, writing music, The Yonder String Band...good stuff, those boys can jam. I'm doing an AMH overnight and working on my novel. For once, I'm ahead on book review assignments and I used a little of that (ha) spare time to catch up on my comic books subscriptions. Not one dud in the entire stack, stand out titles were the new Batman books, Hellblazer, John Hickman's series SHIELD
Brubaker's Captain America and I grudgingly admit, Dan Slott is doing a hell uv a job on Amazing Spiderman, even though I despise the whole OMIT thing. Morrison's Batman Incorporated opens up a new avenue for The Batman that is original and I'm looking forward to seeing where he goes with it. Do yourself a favor, snag Andy Diggle's Daredevil Reborn when it comes out. I saw a preview and I can't wait to read the whole book. I have an idea for a pitch for a Challengers of the Unknown story, but I'm going to sit on it because DC does not accept unsolicited scripts or pitches. That's okay, my time is coming. I can feel it.
Okay, enough nonsense, back to work. Bring on the caffeine fairies, cause I need a refill. My goddamn thumb still hurts but it is showing signs of improvement. And just to brag a little, I'm on page 568. That's right, 568 pages of a double spaced manuscript that is my novel. Except for these little brain dumps on this site and myTwitter farts, my writing consists of, book reviewing, note taking, a poem or two and my novel (unless you count the creative writing I do for my two daughter's school absences and the checks I write for my eldest daughter's upcoming wedding in 2012.) Oh, hey, I turned 43 Tuesday the 18th.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011


Using a posterous app on my iPhone to do this. Hope it works.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Link to New Web Comic

I found this link to a web comic on Warren Ellis' website. It's a quick read, but i like where it is going. The art work is simplistic with an almost Manga flavor but primitive. I don't normally go for that style but something about this artist's work appeals to me. At first glance, the dialogue seems too simple. This is misleading, Halfway through the first issue I realized that the author is allowing readers to experience the character's process of getting to know each other, a feeling each other out period. Very clever.
Anyway,here is the link:

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New Music Warren Ellis Posted



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Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I think I might have posted this before but there are new comments that are absolutely hilarious and the old comments are worth re-reading just for the "piss your pants factor" at how stupid people really can be and their eagerness to share their dumb mis-informed opinions and commentaries with the rest of the world.

Here is a link to Charlie's Diary, the web blog and journal that belongs to Charlie Stross, a brilliant SF writer and more. He is ill at the moment so he took some time out of his busy schedule to recover and look for the worst reviews of Great Books on Amazon .com.

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Impossible Girl by Kim Boekbinder

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I dislike being cold, vehemently. It sucks. I'm finally warming up. Still, I'm miserable, all of my plans that I've set up over the couple of day, life changing, career altering are falling apart.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Editing my Blog

For some reason that I cannot glean my blog posts need to be edited badly. I try to check each entry for errors before posting them, but later, for reasons I cannot glean I still find errors in the final product and that really pisses me off. What kind of writer allows his crap (unless it is specified as rough copy) to be seen by the general public when it is riddled with errors? Answer: a lazy writer and I am not a lazy person. I review books for a living and one of my pet peeves is when a book lacks proper editing, especially when the author expects monetary gain from his work. I will not be that kind of writer. So, please forgive me these past transgressions and I will attempt to edit my posts and try to meet my own high standards.
Thank You,

P.S. I noticed that sometimes what I write and what Posterous and Blogger publish are different and I don't notice these differences until long after I post my piece on my blog. That is irritating. 

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

First Blog Entry of 2011, OUCH!

After reading this article all I can say is ow and holy crap! Body modification is nothing I'd like to say something more intelligent about the subject matter but with a twisted glee I must confess that during my AMH overnight Friday night, I was sucked into the New Years Eve SyFy channel Twilight Zone Marathon and I worked on my novel early this morning. Sleep has alluded me. There is so much more I want to do before I go back to my CWI job on Monday (after a long vacation.) My witty and intellectual comments about the above link faded away with the white noise and detritus that was 2010. After doing my janitor gig and another stint at AMH I might revisit this thread at a later date but I doubt it.

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