Monday, November 07, 2016

Introverted Extrovert

     I've been keeping a low profile. Not going to breweries, the movies, going out. Reading. Books from the library, not spending money. I am so tired of this debt keeping me from living an active life. But I am making progress, so slowly. "What's new?" people love to ask. I can only sigh and smile. Nothing is new, nothing at all. But I am doing better, I am.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


i am hanging out with 3 or 4 friends...we go to the home of one of them, a very opulent house...we are sitting down to dinner with the family, and hamburgers are being served, except for the three of us who are vegetarian...WE get a bag of stale chips each...i mention this to the Mom, who just shrugs a big "SO WHAT" of our group goes into the kitchen and digs a bag of lettuce out of the fridge for us to eat...

Friday, February 19, 2016


spark of an idea
sets my hair on fire

words (those survivors)
jump out the mind/windows
onto the trampoline/page


there is the driving/when
you are going
to work/you cannot
stop and take the photograph
seen so clearly
by the side of the

the sunshine reflected
snow melt pool
cedar tree
the clouds
sky of blue all

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

dream piece

i am trying to split wood with the maul, but the wood keeps folding in an accordion fold, and i am getting nowhere

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


a doctor tells me that i have a liver tumor...i palpate my liver and feel a golf ball sized tumor and exclaim, "oh yes i do" as she watches me...

Friday, January 08, 2016

dream of Mom

i am driving up Rt 15, heading home...looking forward to seeing Mom and watching some football with her...joking to myself that she better have some beer for us!!!

Saturday, January 02, 2016


  • Anti Venom: Centennial” IPA – Du Claw Brewing Co., Baltimore MD
  • Molotov Cocktail” Simcoe single hop imperial IPA - Evil Twin Brewing, Stratford CT
  • Birthday Beer” chocolate stout – Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner TX
  • Holly Jolly” christmas ale – Fat Head's Brewery, Middleburg Heights OH
  • X8 Spiced Winter Warmer” ale – DuClaw...
  • Lucky Basartd” ale – Stone Brewing Co., Escondido CA
  • Twenty One” imperial India brown ale – Avery Brewing Co., Boulder Co
  • Mosaic single hop imperial India pale American wheat lager – Evil Twin Brewing, Mount Pleasant SC
  • Hop Ranch” imperial IPA – Victory Brewing Co., Downington PA
  • '72 Imperial” chocolate cream stout – Breckenridge Brewery, Denver CO
  • Raspberry Stout” - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond VA
  • Woody Stout” bourbon barrel aged – Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Ashburn VA
  • 2015 Beer Camp” hoppy lager – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico CA
  • Raison D'Extra” raisin ale – Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton DE
  • BLVK CELEBRATION” imperial porter -Adroit Theory, Purcellville VA
  • The Oracle” double IPA – Bell's Brewery, Comstock MI
  • smoked porter with chipotle peppers – Stone Brewing...
  • Liquid Bliss” chocolate peanut butter porter – Terrapin Beer Co., Athens GA
  • Rye” whole hopped IPA – Yard's Brewing Co., Philadelphia PA
  • Hop Back” amber ale – Troegs Brewing Co., Hershey PA
  • Lil' B” imperial porter – Evil Twin...
  • For Lover's Only” imperial Stout – Parkway Brewing Co., Salem VA
  • The Cowboy” smoked Pilsner – Evil Twin...
  • Grapefruit Sculpin” IPA – Ballast Point Brewing Co., San Diego CA
  • Fore” smoked stout – Dark Horse Brewing Co., Marshall MI
  • Tres” blueberry stout – Dark Horse...
  • Mexican hot chocolate stout – Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick MD
  • Ten Fidy” imperial stout – Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont CO
  • Enlightenmint” chocolate peppermint stout – Twisted Manzanita Ales, Santee CA
  • The Brown Note” brown ale – Against The Grain Brewery, Westminster MD
  • Mango-Habanero Brown Ale – Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Goochland VA
  • Hop Hunter IPA” - Sierra Nevada...
  • Lucky SOB” Irish style red – Flying Dog...
  • HBC-431” single hop Imperial IPA – Flying Dog...
  • Tokio” oak aged stout – Brew Dog, Scotland
  • Cocoa Mole” spiced chocolate Porter – New Belgium...
  • Haxan” - Right Proper Brewing Co., Washington D.C.
  • Black Marlin” porter – Ballast Point...
  • Love Stout” - Yards...
  • The Long Thaw” white IPA – Harpoon Brewery, Boston MA
  • Heelch O'Hops” Double IPA – Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Boonville CA
  • Dorado” Double IPA – Ballast Point...
  • Victory At Sea” porter – Ballast Point...
  • Smokestack Series” Imperial Stout 2014Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City MI
  • Enjoy By 02.14.15” IPA – Stone...
  • Sump”stout – Perennial Artisan Ales, St Louis MO
  • Sidamo Coffee Stout” - Hardywood...
  • La Calavera Catrina” Three Chopt Tripel Ale – Lickinghole Creek...
  • Indra Kunindra” India-style export stout - Ballast Point...
  • Deep Cocoa” porter – Victory...
  • Pandemic” Imperial porter – 3 Stars Brewing Co., Washington, D.C.
  • Vanilla Virginia Black Bear” Russian Imperial Stout – Lickinghole Creek...
  • Wookey Jack” Black Rye IPA – Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles CA
  • Breakfast” oatmeal coffee stout – Mikkeller, Norway
  • Yin & Yang” Black & Tan – Evil Twin...
  • Schlafly “T” Tasmanian style IPA – The Saint Louis Brewery, St. Louis MI
  • Double Jack” Double IPA – Firestone...
  • Schnickelfritz”chocolate cherry Imperial milk stout – Saucony Creek Brewing Co., Kutztown PA
  • Hop Knife” Harvest Ale – Troegs...
  • Mosaic” IPA – Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego CA
  • Le Freak” Belgian-style Imperial IPA – Green Flash...
  • Blood Orange GoseAnderson Valley...
  • The Remedy” brown ale – Parkway...
  • On The Wings Of Armageddon” Imperial IPA – DC Brau Brewing, Washington D.C.
  • 30th Street” pale ale – Green Flash...
  • Soul Style IPA” - Green Flash...
  • Hop The Pond” Double IPA – New Belgium...
  • 2015 “Blushing Monk” Belgian-style raspberry ale – Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids MI
  • 17” mint chocolate stout – Perennial...
  • Nomad-er Weisse” Berliner-style ale – Evil Twin...
  • Jupiter: The Bringer of Jollity” brown ale – Bell's...
  • Uncle Jacob's Stout” - Avery...
  • Southern Hops'pitality” IPA – Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co., Kiln MS
  • Hi-Res” IIIPA – Sixpoint Brewery, Brookly NY
  • Bourbon Barrel Sidamo” Imperial coffee stout – Hardywood...
  • Black Ops” bourbon barrel stout – Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn NY
  • Lorenzini Double IPA” tangerine & blood orange – Maui Brewing Co., Maui HI
  • Chillwave Double IPA” - Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland OH
  • Shipwrecked” Double IPA – Mission Brewery, San Diego CA
  • Abrasive Ale” - Surly Brewing Co., Brooklyn Center MN
  • Lil One” ale – Maine Beer Co., Freeport ME
  • Rumpkin” rum barrel aged ale – Avery...
  • Spring IPA”- Abita Brewing Co., Abita Springs LA
  • Palate Wrecker” Imperial IPA – Green Flash...
  • Blue Reserve Hommelbier” Belgian/American ale – Blue Mountain Barrel House, Arrington VA
  • Bitter Valentine” Double IPA – Alewerks Brewing Co., Williamsburg VA
  • Hop Continuum No. 1 Blood Orange Gypsy IPA” - DuClaw Brewing Co., Baltimore MD
  • Ovila” Belgian-style Abbey tripel – Sierra Nevada collaboration w/The Abbey of New Clairvaux
  • Stickin' In My IPA” rye IPA –collaboration with NOFX - Champion Brewing Co., Charlottesville VA
  • Rye Of The Tiger” rye IPA – Great Lakes...
  • Tenebris: Tequila barrel aged” barleywine – Adroit Theory...
  • Mirror Pond” pale ale- Deschutes Brewery, Bend OR
  • Black Butte Porter” - Daschutes...
  • Warrior” single hop IPA – Flying Dog...
  • Brewhouse Rarities” Earl Grey Black wheat – Flying Dog...
  • Fresh Squeezed” IPA – Deschutes...
  • Illuminatos” Russian Imperial stout – Lickinghole Creek...
  • Fearnought” Imperial brown ale – Lickinghole Creek...
  • Monk's Blood” Belgian-style dark ale - 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco CA
  • Virginia Stingo” red wine barrel-aged – Strangeways Brewing, Richmond VA
  • Supertramp” tart cherry ale – Flying Dog...
  • Soft DK” imperial stout – Evil Twin...
  • Lips of Faith Series” pear ginger beer – New Belgium...
(list incomplete at this writing)


  • Ex Machina (Alex Garland), 2015 **at the theatre**
  • Submarine (Richard Ayoade), 2010
  • Basquiat (Julian Schnabel), 1996
  • Beautiful Losers (Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard), 2008
  • Dummy (Greg Pritikin), 2002
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller), 2015
  • Fed Up (Stephanie Soechtig) 2014
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams) 2015 **at the theatre**


  • The Peripheral by William Gibson, 2014
  • Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy, 2014
  • The Honey Thief by Elizabeth Graves, 1999
  • The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes, 2013
  • This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, 2014
  • Earth In The Balance by Al Gore, 1992
  • Cameraworks by David Hockney w/ intro piece “True To Life” by Lawrence Weschler, 1984
  • No Logo by Naomi Klein, 2000
  • The Shining by Stephen King, 1977
  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, 2013
  • Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes, 2014
  • Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow, 2008
  • Baba Yaga by Toby Barlow, 2013
  • The Silence Of The Lambs by Thomas Harris, 1988
  • Zoo City by Lauren Beukes, 2010
  • Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta, 2013
  • Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler, 2009
  • The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler, 2012
  • The War On Bugs by Will Allen, 2007
  • Moxyland by Lauren Beukes, 2008
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, 2012
  • The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint, 2004
  • Chasing Ghosts by Paul Rieckhoff, 2006
  • Death Of The Liberal Class by Chris Hedges, 2010
  • Deadly Spin by Wendell Potter, 2010
  • Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller, 2012
  • The Tao Of Vegetable Gardening by Carol Deppe, 2014
  • Green Is The New Red by Will Potter, 2011
  • Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill, 2014
  • An Indigenous People's History Of The United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, 2014
  • Indian Country by Peter Matthiessen, 1984
  • Mankiller: A Chief And Her People by Wilma Mankiller,1993
  • Revival by Stephen King, 2014
  • Happy Hour In Hell by Tad Williams, 2013
  • Sleeping Late On Judgement Day by Tad Williams, 2014
  • Sister Citizen by Melissa V. Harris-Perry, 2011
  • Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog, 1990
  • Rock My Soul by bell hooks, 2003
  • Bone Black by bell hooks, 1996
  • Headscarves And Hymens: Why The Middle East Needs A Sexual Revolution by Mona Eltahawy, 2015
  • The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, 2010
  • Roads To Quoz by William Least Heat-Moon, 2008
  • Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls, 2009
  • River-Horse by William Least Heat-Moon, 1999
  • The Great American Stickup by Robert Scheer, 2010
  • All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks, 2000
  • Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy, 2015
  • The Art Of Living Consciously by Nathaniel Branden, 1997
  • The Magicians' Guild by Trudi Canavan, 2001
  • Armageddon In Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut, 2008
  • The Real Frank Zappa Book by Frank Zappa, 1989
  • Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life & Times of Richard Brautigan by William Hjortsberg, 2012
  • Trout Fishing In America by Richard Brautigan, 1967 (re-read)
  • In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan, 1968 (re-read)
  • The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 by Richard Brautigan, 1970 (re-read)
  • A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter, 2015
  • The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western by Richard Brautigan, 1974
  • Reckless: My Life As A Pretender by Chrissie Hynde, 2015
  • On The Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks, 2015
  • The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks, 2010
  • Foodopoly by Wenonah Hauter, 2012
  • Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik, 2015
  • Dreams To Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul by Mark Ribowsky, 2015
  • Finders Keepers by Stephen King, 2015
  • Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, 2015
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, 2012
  • Welcome To Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson, 2015
  • Hyperbole And A Half by Allie Brosh, 2013
  • Babel by Patti Smith, 1978
  • Katrina: After The Flood by Gary Rivlin, 2015