Friday the 13th!

September 13, 2013

A little something written last July for News of The Spirit World.

Enjoy!

Friday the 13th!.


Ghostly Pics: San Antonio Railroad Ghosts

September 5, 2013

Ghostly Pics: San Antonio Railroad Ghosts.


Southwest News Hearld Poetry

February 15, 2013

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Way back in the early to mid 90′s, I sent in about six or so submissions to the Southwest News-Hearld‘s poetry section Thoughts In Verse.

Although the poetry here is not the best in the world and I am pretty sure the editorial standards for choosing which poetry got published was no more complicated then making sure the same poet did not run in subsequent issues, it was the first thing I ever wrote with the intention of making it public.

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NFSW: Toys R Us Ghost

February 11, 2013

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A look at one of the most infamous ghost photographs in existence, that of a man searching for his lost love in a California toy store a hundred years after his accidental death:

“For most of us, toy stores conjure up childhood images of fun, freedom and imagination.

However, a Toys R Us location in Sunnyvale California has become more well known as a place of terror then pleasure.

It is said that a ghost resides in the shop, a ghost searching for a lost love.

A ghost that during an investigation by well known psychic Sylvia Browne just happened to have his picture taken and became one of the most well known paranormal photographs in the world.”

Read the rest at News From the Spirit World.


Year Of The Dolphin

January 11, 2013

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It has been one year since I started to write my Fish Out of Water column for the Dolphin Talk Paper out of Seadrift, Texas.

So for the upcoming column I wrote about how it felt to be kind of thrown into the fire of reporting right around this time last year.

Here is a little preview of the column:

“It was a cloudy day that threatened to drop rain out of the sky, and little drops could be seen on the folding chairs lined up in the middle of Main Street, which was blocked off to vehicle traffic for the dedication.

I had spent the day before at Wal-Mart of all places, trying desperately to find a shirt that looked professional. I was not out of my depth, but I was definitely about to take on another aspect of the craft of writing, head on.

As I approached the building, I saw the little white cat decoration on the front of the Johnstone Building, which I took as a good omen as for a guy I am a total cat nut(seriously, I have statues).”

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“Recently I was talking to a friend I have known for years who is a visual artist. We were chatting about the kind of things people probably think artsy people talk about when eventually we touched on how some people can turn their talent into power trips. I quickly related this to how I felt about reporting for the paper. Although it was fun to be able to walk up to people and interview them and arrange and take photos to appear alongside the text, it was never a power trip to be able to do so. Rather it was one of the best feelings in the universe, to be doing what you loved and being respected for it to boot. To a man who at times in his past thought he would never be able to get anything out there due to a past of troubles, it was like a dream.

So I enjoyed every little problem, every little odd quote that you had to fit in to have a news piece but you had no idea how, every deadline looming (tomorrow) and every opportunity to make each article and column my own, to try and find a voice that would hopefully hold reader’s interest, as well as entertain and inform.”

I will try and remember to place a URL in this spot to the rest of the column once it is published.


Random Poetry Breaks

October 4, 2012

During the Summer/Fall of 2012 I went through quite a lot. As a result a lot of the blogging/writing stopped as I faced facts and moved from TX to IL.

I published three random poetry thingys during that time on this blog that were therapeutic at the time, but deserve to be consolidated in one post…still raw as they were when I wrote them, but I dare not delete them either.

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AW Blog Chain July: Independence and Slavery

August 1, 2012

This was supposed to be part of Absolute Write’s July Blog Chain, which had the prompt, Independence and Slavery.

However, I messed it up, kind of forgot about it and then still wanted to at least show there was something there, even it was written in about two hours.

Following my post is links to the other entries for July…

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Stan & His Wife:

Stan could not believe it.

There they were, arguing out in public like they usually would do after a few drinks, middle of the night on another rainy Saturday, one where the streetlights made the rain puddles in the parking lot seem like small lakes made of liquid silver.

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