SO, YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHAT LOVE IS, TOUGH GUY?

Posted on November 20, 2018

Something about the young, male heart and mind. He’s very self-centered in his youth.  He wakes up every day thinking about his own life and contemplating his own future.  The world, and all that’s in it, spins on his axis.  Whenever he does think or feel about the world outside himself, it’s usually in relation […]


WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THE NETWORK TV ACTION/DRAMA?

Posted on November 19, 2018

It’s 9:45 on a sticky summer night in 1985.   Me and some friends are killing time under a streetlamp wasting the summer away.  They’re doing most of the talking though, because my mind is elsewhere. I’ve been anxiously anticipating the religious ritual that awaits me come 10:00.  The one that takes place every Friday […]


A LETTER TO THE MAN IN BLACK

Posted on November 16, 2018

Dear Johnny, It’s been 15 years since you went away.  15 years! Hard to believe. That beautiful gift of truth that you gave us through your music is long gone – and we miss it badly.  We miss the pain and hurt, the love and joy that poured from every song you wrote and sang. […]


WHEN THE SWEET SCIENCE WAS KING

Posted on November 15, 2018

It was an April night in 1987.   We rented one of those big passenger vans and the group of about ten of us were half wacked by the time we arrived at Baltimore’s Civic Center.  I was a teenager amongst a group of roughneck men. A bunch of dudes who were raging with testosterone […]


OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE PICK-UP TRUCK

Posted on November 14, 2018

I’ll never forget that look in his eyes.   He was in his mid-40’s at the time, but his expression was that of a 12-year old who just got his first Schwinn bike.  I could see it clearly through his windshield as he pulled up to my apartment complex. That shit-eating smirk that’s half parts […]


YOUR MIND CONTROLS YOUR BODY, BUT YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR MIND

Posted on November 13, 2018

It was Tuesday morning. Pull day.  I had developed this push/pull/leg split routine a month prior and was headed to my gym to show those 45-pound iron plates who their boss was.  But something was a little off. Something inside me just wasn’t feeling it. I had gone the entire month without missing a scheduled […]


I SAW TOMMY AND GINA AT A TRUMP RALLY!

Posted on November 12, 2018

Any man who is over forty probably remembers the classic Eddie Murphy movie, Trading Places.   It depicts the zany adventures of a down-and-out, homeless man who, against his knowledge, becomes the puppet of a couple of old-money tycoons.  It was comedy brilliance from the entire cast-and it had a topless, nude scene from Jamie […]


DON’T MAKE A BEAST OF YOURSELF

Posted on November 9, 2018

When I was just a wee lad in the late 70’s/early 80’s, I was a huge fan of The Incredible Hulk television show.   For any of you who’ve never seen this particular version, it’s about the lonely plight of David Banner as he aimlessly roams the earth trying to find a place to fit […]


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