The Glass Box
Feb03

The Glass Box

“Do me a favor, I want you to imagine you live in a glass box.”   “Done, I’m living in a glass box,” I said.   “In front of you is a button, you continuously press it, your entire life revolves around this button, it is making the world a better place.”   “What does the button do?” I asked.   “I just told you, it makes the world a better place. This button stands up for the little guy, educates the masses, it is as...

Read More
6 things I learned from quitting smoking
Feb25

6 things I learned from quitting smoking

I quit smoking 2 years ago. I’m not going to tell you how I did it. That would be pointless and you know it. Instead, I would like to tell you what I learned. This might sound strange, but the story actually starts in 1947. The Americans and Russians were in a race to break the sound barrier. Every time a pilot got close to that magical 767 miles per hour, they would fail, and it seemed the more they tried, the harder it became. Then,...

Read More
Route 66, The Mother Road, America’s Time Machine
Jan22

Route 66, The Mother Road, America’s Time Machine

I never liked New Years. I understand its purpose; new beginnings, years to remember, years to forget. I don’t need a party to figure this out. I don’t need a night of alcohol and a kiss from a random girl. I need to cross into the high desert with a good friend. Travel to a place I call The Spine of Arizona. Ever since I was a kid, I believed a sort of spirit lived there. He was difficult to find, if you searched too hard, he would...

Read More
Lake Hollywood by motorcycle from Los Feliz
Nov12

Lake Hollywood by motorcycle from Los Feliz

The worst kind of loneliness is the kind you feel when you are not alone. Sometimes it hits you when you are surrounded by friends, only to realize you have nothing left in common. Other times it’s with family, when they now have a family of their own. The worst is when you look over to the person lying next to you, and you feel no love. Whatever the reason, the best solution is always a ride. So I decided to visit an old happy...

Read More
This story has to have a happy ending…
Nov10

This story has to have a happy ending…

One year ago, I was at the music festival Lightning in a Bottle. It was only the second festival I had ever attended. I was listening to some hippie say a bunch of hippie shit. I looked over all the people trying to find meaning where there was none, and I wrote… “This story has to have a happy ending…” I continued writing and continued exploring. I went from an outsider to an insider. I realized that I was in the middle of one...

Read More
Intro
Nov04

Intro

Since writing my first novel I am constantly asked questions about my process, and how to write. This is a place to answer those questions. When reading the following lessons, realize, I am not telling you how to write, I am telling you how I write. Take what you will, ignore what you don’t, find your own voice.  This is how I found mine. Lastly, if you want to write, remember two thing. #1 Write, and #2 Finish. I never want to...

Read More