Tag: story

This summer I’m writing a serial story entitled, “The Man with the Hole in His Brain”. This is Chapter 1.


The Man with the Hole in His Brain And he judged of others by himself, not believing in what he saw, and always believing that every man had his real, most interesting life under the cover of secrecy and under the cover of night.– Anton Checkov Chapter 1 A man is standing alone and shirtless […]

Saturdays are for seizing


Someone once told me Saturdays are for sleeping. At 22 I agreed. At 38,  I couldn’t disagree more. You aren’t going to work. You aren’t going to school. You have a few errands to do. Maybe your children have soccer games this afternoon. Besides that, Saturdays are for seizing. For seizing all the reading, writing, […]

Why You Should Clean Up Your House Before You Go On Vacation


It’s the day before our annual family vacation at the New Jersey shore and my wife is buzzing around the house doing chores. Vacuuming and cleaning out closets and dusting and hanging pictures we meant to hang last summer. Amidst this whirlwind of Windex, I’m on the couch watching Predator 2. Bill Paxson just met […]