Monthly archive February, 2013
Wanna Dance?

Wanna Dance?

Seeking literary representation is not unlike finding a date for prom.  You don’t want to go with just anyone because you have a reputation you are trying to maintain and a public you’ve worked hard to impress.  Well, who the heck are you trying to kid?  You’ve been standing against the same wall, in the...
Chicago Cold - Company is Kin

Chicago Cold – Company is Kin

I come from Chicago – a place where we bond because EVERYONE GETS COLD! Black, white, red, (ultimately blue), gay, straight, drunk, sober, right wing, left wing, Cubs fan, Sox fan, (OK I’ve gone too far) … but we all – get – cold.  Not just cold, but violently cold.  The kind of cold that...
Everybody's Weird

Everybody’s Weird

“I hate school, I say. I’m not going back. And don’t even think you can make me.” “What happened?” Said Mom. “I thought you loved school?” “Those people don’t know how to take me! They make me sit down. They make me get up. The stories they read are so dumb. I don’t like my...
I Close My Eyes

I Close My Eyes

I close my eyes sometimes when I climb the stairs at night.  I don’t know why.  I fumble a bit for each step, but ultimately know that they’re there.  It feels strangely comforting to know, regardless of the shadows, even when I can’t see, if I count on my instincts, my eyes can’t play tricks...
How'd He Get In There???

How’d He Get In There???

So here’s the upside – he can’t run-away.  He can’t break a vase.  He can’t be the one to blame when something goes missing.  Little consolation for having Cerebral Palsy, but hey, when you’re the little brother, and you can’t get blamed for the messy playroom that’s definitely something! I don’t have to go looking...
Who the Heck am I?

Who the Heck am I?

I asked my six-year-old son what he wanted to do with his life.  I asked him, because someone had just asked me.  And quite honestly, I didn’t know.  At 40, no one really asks me that question anymore – not seriously anyway.  This is middle age I suppose.   Aren’t we, by now, at the place...