THE BEAUTIFUL AND BRUTAL TIMEKEEPER

Posted on November 13, 2019
by Steve Janowick

“No way he’s only 20-years old, dad!  He looks like a crazed, 40-year old mechanic or something…” That was my young son’s reaction as we watched a video together of this “crazy looking mechanic” during his drum solo from a 1969 concert.   Sweat soaked, hair whipping and thrashing, arms flailing like frenzied tentacles, he was […]

IN THE HEARTS OF WILD-EYED MEN

Posted on November 5, 2019
by Steve Janowick

In 1976 the acclaimed director, Francis Ford Coppola, was forced to confront his demons.   He, along with a renegade group of actors and filmmakers, left for the Philippine jungles to take on a script (and vision) so audacious, so grand in scale and so problematic that it would ultimately test the limits of their collective […]

A LITTLE BLUE PILL FOR WHATEVER AILS YOU

Posted on October 30, 2019
by Steve Janowick

Was I being punk’d?   Who knows.  All I know is that when I laid out all four of my pills for my overnight trip with my wife – they were all the same shade of sky blue.  I had never consciously noticed this before, but now that they were all bunched together in the plastic […]

THE HALLMARK CHANNEL AND MY REVOKED MAN CARD!

Posted on October 25, 2019
by Steve Janowick

I could actually feel the testosterone coursing through my veins.   A half hour earlier, I had endured fifteen grueling sets of chest and shoulders – the Rocky soundtrack loudly cranked on a continuous loop the entire time.  Rivulets of sweat ran down my back the entire jog home from my community gym, and I could […]

THE SUBVERSION OF…COURAGE

Posted on October 19, 2019
by Steve Janowick

I can just imagine the director going over the script with his talent… Ok, for this part of the commercial you’ll be in your cozy pajamas sitting with legs crossed at your dining room table by the glowing light of your flickering laptop.  You’re holding your coffee mug in one hand and the other will […]

DO YOU MISS THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE?

Posted on September 19, 2019
by Steve Janowick

Hello, my name is Steve and I’m an addict! I’ve been denying it for years and it’s time I faced it and did something about it.  I’m tired of my addiction negativity affecting my mental health. I’m tired of it ruining my relationships.  I’m tired of it defining my self-image and determining the value and […]

LOOK IN THE MIRROR…AND TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE

Posted on September 4, 2019
by Steve Janowick

Just go into the darkened room.  Then flip the switch and take a look in that mirror, Pal.  You want to know who to blame?  How about starting with that man staring back at you.  He’s the one you should be upset with.  He’s the one who should be the recipient of all that bottled […]

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE PERPETUAL ADOLESCENT

Posted on August 13, 2019
by Steve Janowick

I was exhausted.  I crossed over the Maryland line and could finally make out a Baltimore radio station that was semi-audible.  I heard the laughter and banter through the dissipating static and knew I was getting close to home now. Perfect timing too, because I really needed a good jolt of cheeky irreverence to lighten […]


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