Saturday, March 31, 2018
Earlier this week I was in San Francisco, a city I first visited in the 20th Century. Since then, I have made a number of return journeys to the city. Business, work, and with my family. It is the location of the moment when I realized that my Father's health was failing.
This week, it became the catalyst for a change of direction.
I'm runnin out of healthy time.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Earlier this week I received a private message from a person whom knows, how shall I say, my history. They provided me with some information about my eldest daughter. When I went to verify the information, their report was confirmed and the last known connection that I had to my children, was now gone.
So, once again, in the words of Bruce Springsteen, "I'm counting on a miracle, to come through."
Saturday, March 10, 2018
I was watching the Syfy channel this week and thought the film was "a piece of crap".
I changed over to another channel and was watching some horror film and thought it was "a piece of crap."
I have actually been told that some of my writing is too good and I need to "dumb it down".
So this week, I am working on a "piece of crap".
It will probably be a blockbuster.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Plagued by the memory of the women in my life.
They show up in my novellas. They show up in my memoirs.
The show up in my nightmares.
Sometimes, they collaborate on the issues that haunt me.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Houston, we have a problem.
Nothing as dramatic as the O2 panel exploding off the outer skin en route to the moon.
Nothing as devastating as Cyclone Tracy on Christmas Eve.
Proportionally, just as devastating.
My writing laptop took 25 minutes to boot up today and another 7 minutes to open a browser window.
I'm gonna need a bigger boat.
Or a new laptop.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Bruce Springsteen had his first hit in Australia with "Born To Run". The track was met with moderate success until the advent of FM radio, where the crisp and clarity of transmission put it into perspective. When "Born in the USA" was released, it became clear that Springsteen was tormented by women in his life. "Tunnel of Love" being the benchmark.
The internet has given insights into the writings of Bruce, as we, fans, can now delve back and discover the trauma in his life - predominately created by relationships - and how it was covered in his writings.
Writers, it seems, capture the essence of the their relationships, in their words.
And so while reviewing some previously written material, I discovered that traits of certain women in my life had found their ways into my words. Some it was the way they wore their hair, others it was their toxic relationship with their mother, and most always included the trauma of being a father.
I never considered it before today but it appears that Springsteen was one of the most influential writers in my life.
In Bruce We trust.