Category Archives: #KCLocal

“Spitting Words” on PoetryNook

Writing a new poem each week for PoetryNook was a good discipline. At most poets can win a generous sum of cash for their work and some feedback. At the least, you have a new poem each week. Since I … Continue reading

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New eCorpse, New Ad Page and New Blog Host

Looks like the blog was finally migrated successfully to the new home but the last few posts dropped into cyberspace. Unfortunate, but if that’s the worst of what the end of 2020 brings, I call it a win. If you … Continue reading

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R.I.P Frank W. Smith

I called him Frank-N-Furter and he thought it was an awesome nickname. We co-hosted the JournalJabber show together a few times. A few people confused us for being a couple since we had the same last name. We did have … Continue reading

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This Blog is Moving

Hopefully, this is not goodbye to a decade of work on this blog. After ten years of being hosted by GoDaddy I’m moving to a different host. I’ve loved being with GoDaddy, but lately, it comes down to money. I … Continue reading

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“She Said She Was Bored” on PoetryNook

A new normal sets in! I haven’t published anything to PoetryNook since June 1! I’m not crazy about this poem, but I’m saving some of my late poems for a couple of anthologies and contests right now. Mostly, I want … Continue reading

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How is a Spoon Like a Mask?

There is an old, old story attributed to Rabbi Haim of Romshishok that I love. It features two rooms and two feasts. One feast represents Hell, the other Heaven. In each feast, the diners are given very long spoons making it impossible … Continue reading

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My One Crazy Moment

I believe we should all get one crazy confession in our lives with no repercussions. On that belief, this is mine. It’s been a struggle for me to write anything for a while because I’ve needed to write this piece … Continue reading

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New Normal? First Poetry Reading Since March

Talk about kickstarting the muse! This afternoon I had the pleasure of doing a poetry and chatter session with Amy Zoellers of Hipness and Outrage fame. Check her Instagram out here! We took turns reading our work and discussing the … Continue reading

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Buried Author Seeks Shelter

Wanted: Overwhelmed author-publisher seeks strong, dependable bomb shelter to protect against falling deadlines. Must enjoy dark humor and have an inappropriate appreciation for all things morbid. Please do not respond with Pina Coladas and walks in the rain. Corrugated steel … Continue reading

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Slow and Painful Progress

Today I had a major breakthrough—I wrote 666 words for my HWA column. Pre-pandemic me wouldn’t have even noticed the victory. I would have snickered at the funny word count and moved on to a few thousand more. Post-pandemic me … Continue reading

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