Fiction Fragment Series: Wilder Man & Cold

This post is part of the Fiction Fragment Series; this edition, “Wilder Man & Cold” Around 5am he stumbled out of the sleep … somewhat like a man emerging from a heavily wooded forest … looked out the hut-window, saw night and snow.  His relative-friend, Melancholy, spoke to him from inside, triggered by darkness and […]

Haunts from Antarctic Wilder Man

CLOSURE.  I need some closure! For years I have carried a distinct heaviness from a British Antarctic explorer by the name of Robert Falcon Scott.  He led an expedition to the South Pole.  They spent the winter of 1911 on Cape Evans, part of Ross Island, in a structure they built known as “Scott’s Hut”.  […]

Men of 2014: Hold On To Your Hat!

I am hoping for a better year: NO BRAINER! Of course I am hoping for a better year; and, of course … you are hoping for a better year, right?  Tell me I’m right.  Tell me you are hoping for a better year.  That’s what we do, right?  We hope.  ‘Cannot stop hoping.  If we […]

Men Who Are Pre-Suicidal

Many men have these types of mantras: Leave dust, or eat dust; Nice guys finish last; It sucks to be you; Its a harsh world; Each man for himself. And there are other men who are: Emotionally or psychologically paralyzed; Wounded; Having racing thoughts; Isolated; Hopeless; Overwhelmed with futility. Neither list is exhaustive. The man […]

I Am a Rock . . . NOT !

It was before your time, probably … Paul Simon & Art Garfunkle … And if you do remember these two, maybe  you didn’t like them … You either liked these guys, or you didn’t.  Anyway, they wrote this song, “I Am a Rock”: A winter’s day In a deep and dark December; I am alone, […]

S.A.D. Truth: What Do You Do? Part Two

 (Continued) Doctor-types  gave it a name: S.A.D., “Seasonal Affect Disorder“.  Pretty fancy. Spring will not step in until it is time to show up.  Power  struggles flare up between Winter and Spring.  Eighth season, and the snow is here.  My hope, is to get through it, stay ahead of it; read some good books, watch […]

S.A.D. Truth: What Do You Do? Part One

Excerpt from a fictional work in progress:  “Its November.  We’ve had a few snows already.  More snow tonight, 4 to 6 inches. And Friday, maybe a foot.  The road, its unmaintained by the county.  Some days, ‘cannot get to town.  A fellow comes over with a snowplow, about four miles from here, but rarely.   […]