"An epic six. Reads like excellent journalism. It says so much and on so
many levels. Outstanding."
"Yes, astounding how much pathos and frustration you can pack into these
Please visit "Six Sentences" and read the story for yourself.
Here are my most recently published poems, though
these were all written in the early to mid nineties:
is Silence in the Desert
Published in "Cafe del Soul" in November, 2009.
An Unfamiliar Sensuality Published in "Nefarious Ballerina"
in January, 2010.
The Twilight of the
Gods, The Trap,
in Apollo's Lyre in February, 2010.
These were published several years ago when I was seriously studying and
- "The Hollins Critic" , Volume XXIX,
No. 1, February, 1992
Women of Cairo
- Unfortunately, at the moment I do not have a
record of where this poem was first published. I will cite it later,
when I find out. As best I recall, it was published sometime between
1988 and 1991, when I was living in Alexandria, VA. Nonetheless,
this link leads to where I found, accidentally, the poem cited in the blog
"Rays and Shadows"
around fifteen years after it was first published.
I have always felt it a great honor to have a work quoted years after it was
published. That means it, and I, made an impact on someone. This
link tells the serendipitous story of the poem. Thank you,
Khaled of Cairo, Egypt, for remembering me.
Following are several poems that I have in my records on hands only as
"published". I cannot recall exactly where and when each was published
originally, but they were all published in the early nineties. Several
are about Egypt, where I was stationed at the US embassy in Cairo from
August to September of 1989. Some were written from 1986-1988 when I
lived in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound northwest of Seattle.
As I find out more about each, I will add it.
Cairo at Sunset
"En Passant" is a move in
chess, wherein a pawn takes another pawn.
Love's First Light
Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh is a resort in the Sinai Peninsula on the Red Sea.
The Desert Wind "Potpourri", March, 1993
Here, however, is a partial list of publication credits dating from
December, 1996 that shows where many of these were first published, though I
cannot match publisher with poem at this time.
Green's Magazine, Autumn, 1989
Doors Into and Out of Dorset, January, 1990
Green's Magazine, Spring, 1990
Bitterroot, Summer, 1990
Green's Magazine, Autumn, 1990
Orphic Lute, Summer, 1991
Green's Magazine, Winter, 1991
Sassafras Tea, Honorable Mention, Third Winter Annual Poetry
Metro Singles Lifestyles, approximately 10 poems, various dates
Here are some unpublished poems from the same time:
An Evening Stroll through Chinatown and North
Beach, San Francisco, 1993 This poem comprises a haphazard
assortment of scenes, characters, and vignettes I encountered during a walk
through the darker side of the night life of downtown San Francisco in 1993.
This is an unfinished work that was never published. Still, it is one
of my favorites and I have always had a strange, indescribable feeling that
it really is complete, but I have never come to recognize that it is.
Taking the Evening Ferry Inspired by a
ferry trip through the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound northwest of Seattle.
Headlights Inspired by a nighttime drive
Jeanne Inspired by a woman I knew in Denver
in 1985. Written in the early 90s.
This is a different version of the story told
in my short story "Sudan"
I have toyed with writing plays on rare
occasion, though the longer ones I never finished and the shorter ones are
worthless. Here are a couple of the better. You are free to
produce these. All I ask in return is the following: (1)
recognition for being the playwright (2) please let me know the time and
date of the performance (3) a pair of tickets in case I and my
girlfriend can find a way to attend (4) after the play has finished
its run, please let me know how it was received and about how many people
attended and finally (5) please send me copies of any reviews--no matter how
bad or scathing.
The Last Sane Man This
is a stage version of one of my short stories, which you can find above.
Oops A very short, hopefully humorous piece.
Occasionally, I write non-fiction for a variety of
reasons and several years ago in the late 90s, I wrote a few journalism
articles for Max Magazine, a small, now (unfortunately) defunct
publication in Lexington, KY.
Currently, I am in a leadership
development program for my profession and over the course of the next
year I will be writing papers for that program. I hate to see the
papers I spend some time and care just be tossed away after being
graded; it seems wasteful somehow. Therefore I have decided to
post my finished papers here and maybe they will be of use to someone
else. I will also post my other non-fiction works as I find them
in the forgotten boxes and scattered closets where they have lain
waiting silently to be resurrected and put to use.
My Leadership Philosophy - a
short paper written in June, 2010.