Revision to Introduction – & warning

My dear wife has recently begun reading this, and being more honest to me than most, has noticed some issues that might need clarification. (!) First of all, be sure you read the Introduction – which I have just revised, and be sure you notice the warnings… especially regarding the two streams in the timeline of the story, which can be very confusing if you aren’t aware that the two streams of the story are interleaved – i.e., mixed together. Continue Reading ››

Ondaatje!

Just finished reading Micahel Ondaatje’s 1982 work Running in the Family… what an experience! Had not heard of it, discovered it by accident while looking for his new book The Cat’s Table, which I’ve been meaning to read for some time, having read about five of his books and loved them… and am just speechless with wonder at the magic he does. This book, which I read over the weekend, has reached into nearly every part of my own heart Continue Reading ››

Done II

I actually think I am done now. Well, I’m been thru everything again and re-edited. There are no major additions or changes to the order of pieces yet… but that may happen. I do appreciate all of you who are reading this, as I know the story is not so sweet sometimes, and may actually be offensive to some sensibilities… but it’s just how things were from my perspective… and filtered thru my particular set of social understandings. Some of Continue Reading ››

Done?

Well, it’s pretty much done. I think all the pieces are here now. Just finished the Epilog, and posted the final chapter of the Trip sequence last night. I suppose I should write an introduction or something, but I need some space from this part to do that. Also just updated the Theme, which changes the way the site looks but keeps the functioning pretty much the same, so if you’ve been here before and wonder why it looks different… Continue Reading ››

Writing as sculpture

Writing is much like sculpture. You have all these grand ideas in your head as to how the thing will look, or read, and that it will be beautiful and flowing… but the process of realizing them is a slow chipping away, tiny modifications, tedious re-working and re-working… In sculpture, one of the hardest parts is getting the piece you’re working on strapped down and solid so that you can carve or chip on it without it moving around. The Continue Reading ››

A new energy

After several years of languishing in despair and denial, I am back to the process of finishing this work. I have updated my WordPress and edited a few of the entries in A War Journal, and will continue to work through, editing the old pieces and adding new ones ’til this is done. If there is in fact, even an end to the story….