My Content: Hubs, Answers, and Forums
A brief look at the themes and ideas behind Raymond Carver's story. Cathedral
A review of Ang Lee's film adaptation of Yann Martel's novel, Life of Pi
A look at the American Dream through late nineteenth century and early twentieth century literature including works by Walt Whitman, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zora Neale Hurston.
A look at and analysis of Jamaica Kincaid's short story, "Girl"
A marriage against all odds. A non fiction tale told against the backdrop of World War 2 and the assault on Pearl Harbor
Lyrics I wrote regarding my years living in Las Vegas. As of yet, this piece has not been set to music.
Make sure to read the submissions guidelines before submitting to literary magazines, journals and newspaper.
A review of Tupac Shakur's poetry collection, THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE.
A look at the Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Shadow of a Doubt, told shown through drawings and text. The primary focus is on Uncle Charlie, the villain of the film.
A brief overview of Kokopelli, the Pueblo Indian god of fertility
Losing a pet is always hard. Here's the life story of my chow mix, Baby.
Is mass texting a socially acceptable way to stay in touch, or is it rude and impersonal?
A poem about staying up late with friends, enjoying good times and some cigarettes.
part one of a list of my favorite guitarists. This doesn't mean they're the best, necessarily, they're just the ones I like the best. See who made it and who did not.
Bathroom air dryers may be better for the environment, but are they better for your health?
A look at the six word story, attributed to Ernest Hemingway. Is the story a story and what constitutes a story? Includes writing challenges and prompts.
An analysis of the poem, the Filling Station, by American poet laureate, Elizabeth Bishop.
The author writes a letter to his six year old self, explaining the origins of his emetophobia
A review of the book, "Flavor Flav: The Icon, the Memoir". Complete with videos.
A look at Why JD Salinger named his novel the Catcher in the Rye
How to write compelling scene, that shows instead of tells.
What is Creative non fiction and how does one write it?
I nearly died, crossing the street.
A review of the book, "Girl, Interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen. The book, a memoir set in the eastern United States in the late 1960's, follows the adventures of a mentally ill girl living and rebelling in an asylum. One of the most unusual memoirs you'll ever read.
Advice on getting a tattooing, a description of the process, followed by the authors' personal stories. Includes lots of pictures and videos. If you plan on getting a tattoo, you must read this article.
a simple and healthy baked salmon recipe. Recomended especially for those who do not care for fish.
some album reviews, written by a high school student in the mid 90's. Copied here verbatim, with editorial commentary.
A brief description of assonance, followed by an extreme example.
April 5th, 1994. they Day Kurt Cobain died. A day that lives in infamy, for me.
a description of the revision process along with a revised version of a previously published essay, also by our author.
Take your dog to the park? Don't do these things!
a brief description of alliteration, followed by an (extreme?) example
trying to figure out life? So is this poet :-)
Urban Haiku, a modern take on the ancient artistic form
a story about a game, DC Talk, music, and childhood dreams...
The happy feelings of being newly in love (yes, a bit sappy and not what i usually write)
The white van speaker scam... don't be a victim!
an experimental poem about a squirrel
An overview of the life of Kurt Cobain (Feb 20th, 1967- April 5th 1994).
a man defends a woman's honor after she cheated at cards. Was he in the right
a short observational poem. lots of colors.
Three relatively short, William Carlos Williams inspired, untitled imagist poems.
A found poem, this one dedicated to Ezra Pound
a poem about poker chips and thoughts on how people's personalities can be discovered through their handling of poker chips.
How to have a productive writing workshop and handle critiques
a technical analysis of the classic Hitchcock film, North by Northwest.
a nonsense poem about the indecipeherablility of the masses...
There's a new scam around targeting the elderly. Learn how to recognize it and protect yourself.
a poem dealing with distractions and loss.
a short biography of musician Freddie Mercury, vocalist of Queen, including his childhood, rise to fame, and early death.
Life is circular. This poem uses repetition to encapsulate that point.
Some tips on how to become a more prolific writer
a summary of fifteen TV characters from 2000 until now. Includes characters from Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, 24, 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory and others.
The Battle of Bunk Bed Ridge was a fierce, back and forth affair.
a review of one of the first books to expose the tragedy of conflict diamonds.
A review of a fantastic poetry handbook by a fantastic American poet.
A satirical poem about internet love and relationships 8-)
A collection of ten TV theme songs from the 70's, 80's and 90's.
A poem that takes an unromantic view about childhood.
A simile poem
a storyboard from scene four of the classic Billy Wilder Film noir film, Sunset Boulevard
A selection of ten songs you should listen to. Includes selections from Sponge, Bayside, Oasis, Dr. Dre,K's Choice, Live, Pantera, The Prayer Chain, Chiodos and Mana.
A poem revisiting a beloved childhood character who has fallen on hard times.
parasites come in many forms. A short poem...
Poetry tips. Using endstopepd and enjambed lines, using found poems to practice.
a conversation before bed...
a poem about the wind and the trees
a person's first real life encounter with dead body.
The fourth installment in a series highlighting ten songs you should download and listen to. features La Dispute, Dredg, Pearl Jam, Glassjaw, 2Pac, Glen Hansard, Gin Blossoms, Mumford & Sons, Further Seems Forever and Mae.
A few weeks back, I challenged TTooms08 to write a poem describing her life in exactly 25 words. She succeeded beautifully, so, now it's my turn
A poem developed and inspired by a writing exercise. It has vikings and blood and stuff.
a lot of novice poets try to use fancy and cultured language. Don't! Use natural language.
another installment of ten eclectic song suggestions. Features The Goo Goo Dolls, Blue Oyster Cult, Ray Charles, Death Cab for Cutie, Kings of Leon, Smashing Pumpkin, The Chariot, Nirvana, Poor Old Lu and Thrice.
A short sketch on the god Chronos, the personification of time.
a story about numbers and denial
A poem about someone close to me.
James and Lily met in part one... see what happens in part two
another selection of ten songs suggestions. Includes Elton John, Circa Survive, Aerosmith, and others.
is technology always an improvement?
a revision of an earlier published poem.
Need some new music to listen to, or want to wax nostalgic on some previously heard tunes? Here's ten suggestions!
one of life's simple pleasures.
questions about hell and the afterlife, but are there any answers to be found?
a brief analysis and commentary on the film "The Birds" from an artistic perspective
what do you value in writing and poetry?
Big Wreck was a great band. if you never heard them you're missing out
When I was a child I had an experience. I saw a dead baby cow that had been electrocuted. I just don't know if it was real or a dream
James and Lily meet in an Asian Goods store. One thing leads to another...
Lascaux is a city is south western France famous for it's upper paleolithic cave art. Currently, the cave art is being attacked by an aggressive fungus and there is a debate on whether of nor to save this cave art-- and how.
A list and analysis of many online survey and paid email sites that have been researched and found to be legitimate sources of extra income.
A question of whether perfect research is possible is discussed. Einstein's Theory of Relativity is referenced, and two bloggers using the same title are cited.
Pericles, the tyrant who gave us wonderful art and architecture.
an analysis of the novel "Frankstein" using other myths and legends and quotes from the novel itself
Catal Hoyuk was an ancient city in modern day Turkey. It resembled an ancient apartment or condominium complex. this piece seeks to answer some questions about the city. A quick yet informative read.
a poem about boyhood memories
An anlaysis of the Big Lewbowski, the cult film from the Cohen Brothers, using the Hero theories of Joseph Campbell. Includes a brief description of Campbell and his work and some trailers of the film and a video interview of Campbell.
a recipe for a super yummy pasta salad.
a love poem about a sweet old dog
A hopeful poem about losing someone you love.
a short poem about laughter
A poem about a ride on the train from Portland to Bellingham
getting older is wonderful and sad
an analysis of the dying all ages music scene in Portland with some proposed theories.
remembering my grandfather through the smell of pipe tobacco
One of the first hubs I ever published. Originally published my grandpas 92nd birthday, July 10th 2010. Most of my followers haven't read it, so I thought I'd repost it.