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:
14 Nov 2018
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Stories Published By Ping All Stories »

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 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 182 | 6 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 183 | 9 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 644 | 27 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 182 | 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 139 | 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 7 | Avg Score 4.43 | Views 136 | 8 Comments

Demon Within

He forced open his mouth and filled his lungs, but the man’s clenched diaphragm only exhausted his terror in silence. No sounds of warning escaped to his doting young son. There was no more fight. The demon had finally come. The man’s immediate thought was how his boy would remember the coward that had abandoned him. There was no taste of blood. No tears. No feeling of love or hate,...

Added 13 Sep 2018 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 148 | 8 Comments

Why Worry?

Some time ago, in a not so far off place, I stumbled across a small vender’s booth on the roadside while on vacation. The older woman, appearing wise with wavy dark hair streaked with various hues of grays and whites, and sun-baked skin with crow’s feet extending from the corners of her deep-set, black eyes, asked me how I was that first-day-of-my-vacation day. Maybe I struggled to respond,...

Added 02 Sep 2018 | Category Musings | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 256 | 11 Comments

Outrageous Road Rage

Why does someone's crappy driving cause me to froth and seethe like a rabid, discriminating jerk? I think I’ve got an open mind and do try my best to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but operating a vehicle is not a right. It's a privilege. Why do YOU abuse that privilege? Why must you subject me, my family, and the rest of society to your egocentric display? I’m now stuck...

Added 07 Jul 2018 | Category Musings | Votes 14 | Avg Score 5 | Views 272 | 11 Comments

Bovine Confusion

We’ve all navigated the dangerous waters of life’s many rites of passage. Not always first-time successful, but we made it, right? First steps. First bike ride. First crush. First kiss. First heartbreak. First arrest. First walk of shame. I trust that most of us experienced all of these before puberty, except that latter one. However, I know some adults that are still challenged with...

Added 06 May 2018 | Category Humor | Votes 5 | Avg Score 4.8 | Views 282 | 5 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 720 | 9 Comments

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