The Lucky Ones

July 16, 2015 Chattanooga, TN

I took my daughter to have her senior pictures taken today.

We drove to the most unremarkable of places, a prefab building down a road generically named Perimeter road.

Perimeter road would turn out to…

Georgia 41 (someday we'll look back) 

JANUARY 26, 2010 (Originally oublished in Open Salon)

This is where I go to work every day. 

The traditional American carpet industry, is hanging on by its fingernails.

Maybe this is just justice.

At one of the plants, in a…


Get Dead, Be Loved 

JANUARY 8, 2010 10:58AM (This originally appeared at Open Salon)

You had to know it would happen. It always happens. Big pop star dies after 20 years in obscurity, and infamy, and two or three religious conversions and a confession…


Farewell to The Fastest Dog In The World (reprint)

JUNE 16, 2010 2:54PM
(Originally Published in Dirt and Seeds)

She had been the Geezer for so long.

So it was easy to forget.  

As a young dog, she was the fastest animal I have ever seen.

She was a…

The Mouse King (or how ballet saved my life)

Originally appeared at Dirt and Seeds, January 27, 2010

You wouldn't have recognized me.

My face was covered in full mouse.
I had flashing red eyes and a gold crown. 

My body was covered in grey fur, with a military…


Workshop, Woodshed

This blog originally appeared in Open Salon, April, 4, 2010

This is about Vitamin Water, the fiction writer Glen Hirshberg, and the poet Gaylord Brewer.

This is about writing. 

This is about the blues and how much I miss Lightnin'…

Welcome to the blog

This space will include reprints of all my older blogs from both Open Salon and Dirt and Seeds plus road journals, chainsaw poems, and whatever it is I write when I write. See you soon.