Me, right now

Inspired by Brian Eno’s A Year with Swollen Appendices (with no pretensions of being either as good or as clever)… I am: middle-aged white (Finnish/Irish/other European bits/American) American male heterosexual divorced under-employed introverted often shy creative thoughtful generous selfish uncertain hesitant intuitive stubborn quirky anxious calm always secretly in love with somebody contrary solitary intelligent naïve trusting [...]

These things are mine (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write a poem that describes and/or defines who you are. I was a little hesitant, as that feels like the only thing I normally write about, but I gave it a shot anyway… This quiet presence is mine a Sunday afternoon in the shade on [...]

I want to be more like the color red (a poem)

The December 23rd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, didn’t interest me—so I went to the December 24th prompt, which provided a few possible first lines for a poem. I chose I want to be more like the color red… I want to be more like the color [...]

Why You Should Hire Me

Recently, I uploaded a post on the subject of being "Overqualified". It was my reaction to being turned down for a job on the basis that I was "overly qualified" for the position. Well, here's a different tack: Why should you—you know who you are—hire me? Let's get the ugly part out of the way first: [...]