Bitching and Complaining About Writing Life

“Anyone who says they love writing probably sucks at it.” – Bob Odenkirk I’m really not one to complain about writing life. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve done my fair share of it both privately and publicly in more than a few columns for LitReactor. But what do I really have to complain about? […]

Birthday Poem (Two Days Late)

It’s time to admit that I am Billy Pilgrim. I feel time is everywhere and nowhere at once. There’s only the immersion Of joy And staring pain and fear, eye-to-eye, on A daily basis. And it never goes away, no matter How much L. Ron’s worshipers tell you to confront it And make it disappear […]

First Drafts: Web MD

that cough, the one you wake up with (sometimes) at 3 AM when you have to piss so hard your guts are floating. That’s cancer. same goes for your back ache. No, it’s not because you passed out hard at 2 in the morning On the couch, a spring digging into the tight caffeinated muscles, […]

First Drafts: Life Without Youth

I’ve never pictured myself with a young face.Even when I was a boy and see myself in the Mirror as I occasionally brushed my teeth andWashed with my father’s strong yellow soap. I didn’t see a smooth, feckless innocence’s. NoPorcelain white skin, no straw-colored curls, No smile only a child can smile. What I sawWas […]

Monday Morning Bullet Points

It’s Monday, here are some stray early morning thoughts. Comic con looked fun from what I saw of it, albeit this is the first year in awhile that I didn’t care what was happening in San Diego. Don’t get all pissy about me not caring about your pop culture. It’s awesome that you’re excited and […]

Music Saturday

It’s been a long summer (I know it’s far from over, but the Midget starts back at school on Monday, so it’s essentially over for the Rawson house). It’s been a summer of friends visiting, injuries, sickness, travel, and just keeping the kids entertained. More or less, free time has been a commodity that I’ve […]

First Drafts: 7:36 PM

You might be asking yourself what the fuck’s up with the poetry shit? A couple of weeks ago I watched David Lynch: The Art Life. (Here’s the trailer.) Lynch is a long time hero and the film flipped a switch in me. I’ve been lucky the last couple of years to live the art life, […]