sunday afternoon

black coffee pounding def beats through my veins a jazz rift drifts like dead flies against the newscaster’s sand blasted voice scratching head lines across my brain. senior prison officers pimping passes for pussy, didn’t see that one coming, male guards female prisoners human beings in denial of their base instincts. ann abramovich knows the score: ‘i wish u peace, …

naked man in the shower

Naked Man in the shower:  “Are you local?” I open my eyes.  A middle-aged, bald soapy guy is standing next to me. “Yeah, yeah just around the corner,” I say. “I’ve seen you in here a couple of times.  Do you mostly go to the gym?” “Yeah mostly…that’s where I spend all of my time.  And you?  Are you local?” …

fear, desire, and hope

I’m curious to know where I am going next.  Several timely quotes have presented themselves to me at a time when I am feeling transient.  The first is from Steve Jobs: “Remembering I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.  Remembering that you are going to die …

interview with neil del strother, author of The Flower in the Desert

(Neil del Strother) Back in January, I posted a short review of The Flower in the Desert, by Neil del Strother. Recently, I had a opportunity to interview Neil about the book and his inspiration for writing it. Clay: What is the book about? Neil: The story is simple. My book is about a boy growing into a man, and …