About Ping

Biography

I have a wacky imagination that takes me to places I may or may not have not been. Sometimes, those travels evolve into a story or poem. I hope I can offer some words to emote, be they smiles or tears, or something in between.

Name:
G B
Sex:
Male 
Sign:
Capricorn
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Location:
Interests:
So many things... but mainly cooking, baking, my kids, woodworking, music, any racquet sport, golf, cycling, and watching movies and television.

I recently re-kindled a loving relationship with Vintage Port, but Dark Rum & Coke, Coffee & Grand Marnier, & Piña Colada's are still my close friends

Absolutely NOT IRONING!!! Or dusting. Does anyone really like doing this stuff?
Favorite Books:
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, 1984, Brave New World, Think On These Things, & Our Kind

And EVERYTHING... Calvin & Hobbes, Dilbert, & The Far Side
Favorite Authors:
Hmmm...
Favorite Movies:
So many...

Jaws, American Graffiti, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, War of the Worlds, Tron Legacy, Amelie, Miami Vice, LOTR, New Star Trek, Sicario, Bad Words, Tears of the Sun, anything war related... more to come
Favourite TV Shows:
So many...

Ray Donovan, Transparent, The Affair, Billions, Ballers, Real Time with Bill Maher, This Week with John Oliver, NOVA, The Nature of Things, Better Call Saul, America's Got Talent, Blackish, Game of Thrones...
Favorite Music:
Depeche Mode, Leonard Cohen, U2, Lana Del Rey, Sarah McLachlan, AFI, most heavy metal, anything Baroque, and so many more... except Jazz. I just don't get it. What the heck is a back beat? Can't they play nice with the other musicians?

Amelie, Tron Legacy, & American Graffiti Soundtracks

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Date Joined:
10 Jan 2017
Last Visit:
31 Dec 2018
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Stories Published By Ping All Stories »

The Absurd Spirit Of Things

  The Boy As the winter weather-bundled three of us patiently waited, watching the cheerful, cherubic cashier ring through my spicy rum, the older woman attempted to engage my son in some awkward and unsolicited conversation. “There was a heavy-set, older fella here earlier today, asking about parents who bring their kids to liquor stores,” she said. Oh really, my son nodded. He...

Added 30 Dec 2018 | Category Musings | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 239 | 4 Comments

Re-Gifted Misinformation

Santa uses flying caribou, not reindeer. It’s true. Reindeer and caribou are the same species and essentially the same animal. However, and we’ve all seen the pictures and movies, the jolly fella’s sleigh pullers are pretty big. Reindeer are diminutive in comparison, more like a stocky, white-tailed deer. It’s believed that the caribou’s Canadian Arctic diet is the main reason for the...

Added 17 Dec 2018 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 247 | 6 Comments

Editor's Pick Whatever

This numerology thing is cool yet thematically unrelated, but I lead with it anyway. If you add the first twenty even numbers, starting with two and ending with forty, the sum of those twenty numbers equals four hundred and twenty. Go ahead. Try it. Or not. Whatever. If the Waldos knew that sparking up after school would have inspired an annual world-wide celebration of smoking weed at...

Added 21 Sep 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 27 | Avg Score 5 | Views 692 | 27 Comments

Something Is Watching

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? That fear and reality exists even more so today than ever before, and I’m reminded of it every day. Our computers. Our phones. Or just walking down the street. But I feel most exposed when I nap on the couch. The other evening I felt eyes on me. From the corner of my half-opened glance, an alien appeared to be watching me. A small one, but with...

Added 18 Nov 2018 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 336 | 10 Comments

Unmeasured Behaviour

“Buddy, what’s the rush?” After gleefully claiming that he’s grown yet again, for the umpteenth time in the past two weeks, we once again checked his height against his previous measurement on the family growth chart next to the fridge. “Nope. Still the same,” I advised my almost eleven-year-old son. “But Dad, I must have grown,” he whined with disbelief, “I’m going through puberty.” ...

Added 04 Nov 2018 | Category Musings | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 270 | 7 Comments

Eye See Her Sarcasm

The good doctor bent over with an oft-practiced, child-welcoming smile. “Good to see you again,” he said to my young daughter, punny obviously intended for both of us. “It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year.” Her feigned smile was overshadowed by her rude silence, a nose twitch, and a half-step back. The optometrist immediately stood up fearing that he had incurred a...

Added 29 Oct 2018 | Category Musings | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 263 | 9 Comments

Santastronaut

“Santa works at the North Pole,” the boy told his younger sister. “He lives there with Mrs. Claus, his team of elves, and his magical flying reindeer. “Wrong, big brother,” his sister replied. “Santa’s from outer space.” “Outer space?” the boy gasped. “He is not!” “Is too!” “Is not!” “Is too!” “Shhh,” their father hushed as he entered their kitchen. “I told you two to use your...

Added 15 Dec 2018 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 234 | 8 Comments

I'm No Medusa, Yo

Like most family units, we have our frivolous banter and unrehearsed routine. Each improvisational interaction is personalized for the diverse character actors we’ve assembled for our home life, live theatre experience. When one’s children are comfortable sharing their minds and personalities, the audience around them is blessed with many memorable, life-enhancing experiences. Valuable...

Added 21 Oct 2018 | Category Musings | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 262 | 10 Comments

Under Taken

“I should have kept my damn mouth shut,” the man berated himself. “Who’s the adult here anyway? What the hell is wrong with me?” He knew better than to criticize her selections. After all, it’s her life. Boyfriend of the week or not. She was old enough to make her own decisions, even if he felt that she wasn’t yet experienced enough to make the right ones. After all, if given a choice,...

Added 13 Oct 2018 | Category Horror | Votes 12 | Avg Score 4.92 | Views 177 | 11 Comments

Indomitable Spirit

Queue the X-Files music. It was a cold but sunny mid-winter’s Sunday morning. The unclouded sky was blue and the ice crystals sparkled in the snow like a blanket of diamonds. I stood in my kitchen with my back to the sink’s window and faced the white Amana refrigerator. I was enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee, lots of heavy cream, lots of sugar, just the way I like it. The kids had...

Added 28 Sep 2018 | Category Musings | Votes 8 | Avg Score 4.5 | Views 178 | 8 Comments

Stories Coauthored By Ping

What You Don't Know

You may not know    for I won’t tell  just how much  you've cast your spell    Stolen moments  borrowed time  shared jokes  happy lines    Thoughts of you  makes my heart race  awake and alone  I imagine your face    With just your presence  makes me feel anew  for all I want is  a moment with you    Each word you sketch  a perfect reflection  who can blame those  ...

Added 30 Aug 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 790 | 9 Comments

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