A perk of my day job is meeting people with great stories. This one belongs to “Uncle S,” who stops by when he passes through town. One day he handed me a story about his friendship with Jim Morrison of the Doors. This is his story. Doors’ fans, enjoy. What follows is part of family lore … Continue reading
“I’m trying out for a play.” “You’re doing what?” my wife asked. “You heard me.” “Why?” she asked. “Why not?” I answered. So the odyssey began. Mind you I wasn’t trying out for anything Broadway-esque, not even Missoula-esque, just our small town’s attempt at doing community theater. No big deal, right? That’s what I thought. Yes, the play was a musical, but … Continue reading
You may have noticed I haven’t been around lately. I’ve been distracted. There’s a new woman in my life. You know how it goes. When graced with new love, little else penetrates your thoughts. “But, John, what happened? You’re married – happily. What does your wife think of this?” The truth is she’s ecstatic. No, she’s not excited to get rid … Continue reading
Sometimes inspiration strikes like lightning. After the NFC Championship game, as I was crossing the bar to rub salt in 49er fans wounds, Richard Sherman exploded into his tirade. I stopped and turned to the TV. With a grin, I knew my plan for the Super Bowl. The following day, another piece of the puzzle fell into … Continue reading
This post is taken from novelist’s Ang. MacDonald’s Blog. It’s her take on our quirky writer’s group. For the writers in the audience, it’s my feeling one would do your craft well if you could find such an eclectic circle to join.
Many moons ago, on a summer’s night, I stumbled across her profile in an AOL chatroom. Does anybody remember AOL chatrooms? If you don’t, you missed out on a cultural phenomenon. Anyway, I read and re-read her profile; something really stuck out, though the only thing I remember it saying was: “I say what I mean, … Continue reading