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I am a single Dad, slowly learning how to raise two daughters by myself. I like to read. I like to write. I spend way too much time staring at the night sky. And a little too much time watching baseball. Anything else you'd like to know, ask. I'm not exactly an open book, but I like to talk, and I like to listen.

I have had a couple dozen short stories published. I've written two novels, but no one will buy them.

Name:
Verbal Incandenza
Sex:
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In a Relationship
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16 May 2021 11:53
Interests:
Taking care of my daughters, mostly. Also, astronomy, writing, reading, camping, baseball. Good bourbon. Good conversation. Tilting at windmills.
Favorite Books:
Infinite Jest, All the Pretty Horses, Slaughterhouse Five, The Killer Angels, Beloved, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Lonesome Dove, The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Shining, Mystic River, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The World According to Garp, Where the Wild Things Are, The Cat in the Hat, The Haunting of Hill House, Wise Blood
Favorite Authors:
David Foster Wallace, Cormac McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut, Ken Kesey, Toni Morrison, Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, John Irving, Charlie Huston, Megan Abbot, China Mieville, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Suess, Shirley Jackson, Flannery O'Connor

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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 14 May 2021 10:38

Sara,

Or how about a coyote?

https://upload.storiesspace.com/1091237864-rm-1337.jpg

TOO COOL! I MUST HAVE THIS!

(Sorry for yelling.)

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 14 May 2021 09:50

Today is a special kind of TGIF as in, Thank God It's Finally -Unmask day, at least here in the States.

To celebrate this l-o-n-g anticipated event, I've given the coffee pot a good rinse, filled it with dark roast Louisiana coffee and water from the mighty Kansa River which also supplied the water for the tea kettle. Both have been turned on, so to speak.

Over in that seedy den of depravity in the Red Zone I left a post last night that had some info on Sprite. The bottom line is good news since she claims to be much mo' better.

Coffee's ready. Gonna fill my mug with that ambrosia then fill my free hand with Sarah's cookies. Since the temp is expected to push past 100f again, think I'll sit over at the corner table with the fan turned on.

Later, Inspirators. glasses8


Good to hear about sprite. I even popped my head in the Red Zone to offer healing vibes. Been awhile.

The unmask thing hit me harder than expected - in a good way! It seems like we actually accomplish something as a country. Despite all the partisan bickering and lack of trust, we pulled together and did things right. I feel a little patriotic. It's makes we glad we got our shots.

Baseball again tonight. Gotta enjoy first place while we have it. It won't last.

I'd love a coffee, and a sugar cookie in whatever shape Sara chooses. The Ant is sick today so he stayed home. If you see that lil scamp Molly the Monkey give her a hug.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 13 May 2021 15:25

flower hi peeps

Jeff I'll bring sugar cookies tomorrow what shapes would you like ?

Hugs to everyone!

:)

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Godzilla cookies for the win.thumbup I second this motion. As long as they don't breath radioactive fire. Though I suppose that could be helpful if my tea gets cold.

Ask for a King Kong cookie. Our cookies can fight each other.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 13 May 2021 13:10

flower hi peeps

Jeff I'll bring sugar cookies tomorrow what shapes would you like ?

Hugs to everyone!

:)

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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 13 May 2021 09:53

Woke up to no hot water this morning, which I just fixed (hopefully) for the lovely Talia. If you hear something on the news about a huge gas explosion in mid-Colorado, you'll know i did something wrong. :)

No baseball tonight. Great Mets win yesterday afternoon, beating our former ace Matt Harvey. Matt got a standing ovation, which was cool. We play Sara's Bravos next week.

I got nothin. Finished a story yesterday, but it's a VERY rough draft. Today I reread, rewrite, and try to figure out if it's any good.

Coffee would be a treat. A sugar cookie for me, and a crumb for the Ant (full name Ant E. Freeze). Hugs and treats to all the mascots!!! And to the humans!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 12 May 2021 09:41

Sorry you are having a trying day, Larry.

Me, I'm trying to keep from watching the Mets game, which started about a half hour ago. I'm telling myself I can only start watching after I pump out 450 words (half my quota for the day). We shall see. They won a great game last night. About time to start their yearly swoon and fall into last place.

Where's Roland?

Where's Ping?

WriterGirl's story at the top of the front page is quite good - it deserves some views.

Coyotes in the yard this morning (Talia saw them, I did not). The saga continues.

I got an enthusiasts badge! Probably for blathering in here every morning. :)

Coffee and TWO cookies would hit the spot. I'll give one to Talia.


Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 11 May 2021 10:44


I've already scared coyotes out of our yard once today. They're getting bold. I scared him away by banging pots and pans. Later I am going to hang up blinky lights that are supposed to mimic animal eyes. I am also (no, I'm not making this up) going to pee along the fenceline all this week. If those techniques don't work, I want to buy a life-sized plastic coyote that is supposed to work well - you just set it out in the yard. Talia is less than thrilled by this approach.


I think you are on the right track Verbs, but here is a better (?) idea:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079XSX1ZP?tag=pestpointers-20

Certainly would be cheaper to empty your own bladder, but if the neighbors notice....don't know.

Baseball! How quickly the mighty fall. Actually should have taken a picture when the Nationals were, very briefly, in first place. And started out playing first game against the Yankees and demolished them. I refused to discuss the last two games. Deep sigh.




I SAW the wolf urine, but did you read the reviews? Every single one talked about how it smells like a skunk. I think the cure may be worse than the disease.

We'll let those blinky eyes do their thing and see what happens.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 11 May 2021 10:13

It was so nice to have my parents for dinner yesterday. My middle son, his girlfriend, and their adorable pug came to celebrate Mother's day as well. It was a nice treat especially after a few stressful days dealing with some unfortunate new behavior my dad is exhibiting.

I'm feeling a bit discouraged about everything at the moment. Depression is a sneaky thing and I need to be alert to the symptoms. So forgive me if I am not as active.

I hope Monday was kind to everyone. I'll be in the corner enjoying some of Sarah's cookies.

Take care of yourselves, both mentally and physically. Be kind to yourself.

Cheers!

Hey Gill! Depression is insidious, you really have to keep an eye on it or it sets up house in the corner. Sorry about your Dad, that condition is such a continuingly moving target.

Woke up to snow on the rooftops this morning, but not much stuck. Just cold and rainy. Again.

No baseball last night.

I'd love a coffee. A crumb for my ant (full name Ant E. Aircraftmissles) and a big hug for that lil monkey. And everyone else!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 10 May 2021 09:58

Bill, I'm sorry the Mets waited until this weekend to wake up. Sweeps hurt - I remember the Cubs sweeping us a couple weeks ago. If it makes you feel better, our best pitcher had to leave the game with muscle tightness. Hopefully he's not injured.

Cold and rainy here today. What a weird spring. It's always cold and wet.

I've already scared coyotes out of our yard once today. They're getting bold. I scared him away by banging pots and pans. Later I am going to hang up blinky lights that are supposed to mimic animal eyes. I am also (no, I'm not making this up) going to pee along the fenceline all this week. If those techniques don't work, I want to buy a life-sized plastic coyote that is supposed to work well - you just set it out in the yard. Talia is less than thrilled by this approach.

Coffee and a handful of cookies please. A crumb for my Ant (full name Ant E Pesto) and a hug for the monkey.




Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 09 May 2021 11:39

The Mets are playing Bill's D-Backs as I type this - I can feel the broadcast signal ACTUALLY PASSING THROUGH MY BODY!!! But i won't be able to watch til tonight. So I'll pop in and out quick, before the score is revealed to me. Our big guy, DeGrom, is on the mound, which is the good news. They NEVER score runs for him would be the bad news.

Speaking of the Big Guy, where is Roland? Haven't seen him around for a bit. Love to talk some baseball with him.

A coffee for me, a crumb for my Ant (full name Ant E Disestablishmentarianism), and a baseball cookie for the monkey.


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