Thoughts Of A Free Man

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Iceman Cometh - A Review

I read the Iceman Cometh at the suggestion of a friend who I used to sit at the bar with every night. Being a prgamatist he didn't indulge in the cliche of, "This book will change your life." Instead he said the Iceman Cometh was an accurate reflection of our lives. He was more right than I like to... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Along For The Ride...Here's me singing a song I wrote...

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Year of Mother Earth & Other Pretty Girls

I am amazed. I do believe I have achieved the lowest sales ranking of any author on Amazon: #10,836,743 in Books. I was hoping 2011 would be the year I broke the top 10,000,000...but alas, no luck. Several copies of Mother Earth & Other Pretty Girls have changed hands over the past twelve months.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Botany and the Battle of Stones River

In a couple of hours, once the temperature warms out of the 20's I'll head to the battlefield to collect the final data on the transects I have in the ground there. I'm not sure I've ever said much about the time I've spent at Stone River National Battlefield. For the past two summers I've worked... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Walking On A Ledge

Financially times were very tight that winter. Throughout the fall people had taken to setting up camps in public parks and plazas across the United States in what was known as the Occupy movement. I believe that initially these “occupiers” did represent a broad cross section of Americans fed up... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Writing Exercise For Essay

The morning was very cold with a heavy white frost on the grass and thick on windshields. But the lack of cloud cover that allowed all the heat to dissipate overnight meant the air would warm quickly as the sun climbed in the sky. We walked down the long trail knowing we had work to do. I would pull... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Writer's Block Or Laziness

I've been wrestling with words. Not really. I've been thinking about wrestling with words til the thought makes me tired and I go do something else...like crazy internet searches until something else comes up that I have to go do. It's not just any words. I've been needing to write down words about... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Once Long Ago...It Really Happened

Once, long ago it really did happen. I was kid then, on a remote island in the far north where the aurora would sometimes shimmer green and pink in the sky out over the Atlantic. It was on a cold January night when I explored ways to entertain myself over a slow internet connection...the world at my... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Human Comedy

This gawddamned farscical comedy with no punchline has gone on too long. The storm came back into my life to clear o ut her belongings and we have had a good but chaotic week. Two more to go. There is an eternal spot in my heart for her, dirty dishes, drunken insults and all. Last night she wandered... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Friends: the longest four-letter-word

Good Gawd… Mother Earth & Other Pretty Girls has made it to Amazon.com, here in the U.S. and surprisingly in the U.K. as well where there are already two used copies for sale. Discovering my book was finally for sale online yesterday while sitting in the hospital waiting room waiting for my dad to... Sign in to see full entry.

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