Everyone knows they are going to die, I'm not sure we all believe it. I don't believe it. I don't live like I believe it. My friend with cancer, tonight, I … [Read more...] about The Good, The Bad and Junkyards in Jersey
A few months ago woman mailed me an old picture; a cow in a field of short grass. In the background was a man and a boy on a tractor, they were in straw hats. Even from fifty years away I could still … [Read more...] about A Farm
I had a surprise meeting, a meeting of the minds, I suppose, last night with this young woman, Jennie Torres, a writer, a … [Read more...] about This thing called life — sitting on a couch in Newburgh, NY
Ireland 1847 - No green beer. No corned beef, no cabbage. No potatoes. No shamrocks or leprechauns. Starvation. Betrayal. … [Read more...] about lá sona Naomh Pádraig
Just finished reading “The Third Step” by William Lobb. First and foremost I would like to say thank you to William for gifting me a print copy of this book. Sometimes gifts come from … [Read more...] about Great review of The Third Step – Thank you William Bittner
Received a free copy from the author for honest review. This is a very dark and complex story about a young man named Frankie. He is an amateur boxer, a drug smuggler, an alcoholic and drug addict … [Read more...] about The Third Step, has been getting some powerful reviews
And so self publishing becomes self loathing... I hate this book. I hate me for ever starting it. I hate every word. All 128,000 stupid, fucking, misspelled, incorrectly punctuated, echoed, passive … [Read more...] about Self Publishing Becomes Self Loathing…
So, adrift, me and the butchered great American novel (see last post), I turn to the source of all of man's accumulated knowledge. As G.W. Bush called it, "The Google." How to get published... I … [Read more...] about Snake oil… Step right up! Or, How do we get published, really?