We talk because we are mortal; words are not signs, they are years.  –  Octavio Paz



[prologues & prefaces]

Henry Miller: A Three-Dimensional Perspective

Giblets & Flapdoodle (I)

Stone Soup

Proud Flesh


Nocturnal Emissions

[dreams & other midnight narratives]

Laboratory of Night

Diving Into the Deep


The Game of Life

The Violent Intellect

The Snuff-Artist


[characters & caricatures]

Worthless SOB


Double Louie & The Fertile Crescent

The Living Legend

The Burning Bush

The Village Oddball

The Broken Doll


[vignettes a la mode]

Thirty-Seven Cents

Only on Wednesdays, Please

Three & 1/2 Days In Love

“Astonished Floridian Here on Vacation!”

Randy & the Angel

12 & ½ Hours a Criminal

Those Who Can’t, Shouldn’t

Sweet, Trusting, Fragile, Headstrong, Fickle


[aborted narratives]

Proud Flesh

Notice To Creditors

On Turning Forty

Lugubrious Beginnings

Could It Be Otherwise?

Soap Box Heroics

[rantings & ravings]

A Walk on the Wild Side

Fish Swim, Birds Fly, I Write

God & the Quantum

The Way Of The Dinosaur

What’s New?

The Big Four-O

Having Fun, Yet?


[memories maudlin & otherwise]

Into The Night Life

The Briar Patch

The Blinker

A True Cock ‘n Bull Story

Six Years in a Concentration Camp

Me & Mary Jo

The Killing Fields

Plato’s Cave

Hap & The Seaman’s Hanky

Coup de Grace

A Cold Heart


On The Road Again

[northern California, 27 years later]

Then & Now

Pollard Flat

Mount Shasta

Castle Crags


[poems that piddle]

Bukowski a la mode

Bar Poet

Colin At the Guitar

Wine & Cheese

Wily Wiley Wide-Eye

Lies That Tell The Truth

[creative personas, enhanced bio’s]

Scotch & Sin

Not Housebroken

The In-Between Years

The Many Me’s


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