Archive: January 2009

Wasted Life

  • January 29, 2009
Wasted Life

So far I can honestly say that I've led a very successful and productive life.  And yet despite all that I have done and all that I've accomplished, I still feel as if I've wasted my life.  Everyone tells me that today is the first day of the rest of your life but what they fail to realize is that no matter what or how much I accomplish I still feel as if I'm not doing enough and having too much free time is an indication of a life being wasted away. I made the decision to be self-employed some time ago, not because I don't want to work or be controlled by a boss like everyone claims; my decision...

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Why I Believe In Things Unseen

  • January 28, 2009
Why I Believe In Things Unseen

I don’t yet understand how the television shows can go ahead and document the paranormal, yet one persons personal experience is immediately disregarded as a product of a mental illness.  People can label me as crazy, but more than a few times in my life I’ve seen things that make me believe quite strongly in things that are, for whatever reason, unseen or overlooked by most.  I’m speaking of things, happenings if you will, that defy any scientific explanation and are not of the worldly dimension in which we live. As a child, I saw ghosts, or at least I have a series of memories in which...

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The 2008 Slatin Saga

  • January 16, 2009
The 2008 Slatin Saga

Health wise it was a good year. During my annual visit to Florida in February, I came down with a pneumonia virus. Gerry Hill's physician prescribed a medicine that cured the hacking cough. A few days later we discovered blood smears in my bed and on the rugs. I was taken to the Clearwater hospital. X-rays indicated that I had broken my right pinky toe in three places (I never felt a thing). The bone in the toe was seriously infected and immediate amputation was ordered. I had no idea that there was a flourishing market for used toe body parts. In addition to the little toe, it was also...

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Why I Stopped Writing Poetry

  • January 10, 2009
Why I Stopped Writing Poetry

I’ve been getting a lot of questions asked of me lately related to my writing.  Most frequently are questions about the poetry I wrote; specifically why I let the poetry genre slip by into obscurity, publishing a book of it then abandoning it never to write poetry ever again. When I began to write poetry, I was in a severe state of clinical depression.  It was a time in my life when I was living day-to-day suffering through physical, emotional, and sexual abuse in high school on through my first two years of college.  At the time I used my writing as an escape from the pain, mostly emotional...

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Drum Circle & Open Mic Night

  • January 8, 2009
Drum Circle & Open Mic Night