On writing non-fiction

I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine about writing fiction vs. non-fiction.  I explained how somewhere along the way I developed an affinity for writing the latter, and when I do write now, that’s most often what I choose. Just today I was looking through an old filing box, trying to find something completely unrelated, and found the pile of old, old, very old writing of mine…

April 5, 2015

In my head: “Lola Montez” – Volbeat

Iron Maiden was my introduction to heavy metal.  I was in high school at the time and thought very little of the genre, although I’d never really listened to enough of it to form an educated opinion.  But once I was introduced, I listened to “Piece of Mind” over, and over, and over on my Walkman.  Not only was it a solid album, which I used as inspiration for many RPG adventures,…

September 26, 2014

In my head: “Longview” – Green Day

I have a love hate relationship with getting older. I was speaking with a friend the other day who indicated that she was looking forward to her 40’s, because then she might get some “goddamn respect.”  I remember feeling exactly the same way at one point.  But I’m here to tell you, upon reflection, it just doesn’t happen.  No matter how much older I get, I continue to run into…

July 25, 2014

In my head: “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” – Cutting Crew

You know what I want?  I want George Michael to put out an album where he sings all of the James Bond theme songs.  That would be bad ass.  It has absolutely nothing to do with anything else I’m thinking about, or planning on writing about, but it would still be bad ass. I’ve been reading a lot more lately.  Okay, that’s a lie.  I’ve been listening to a lot…

July 24, 2014

In my head: “The Downeaster ‘Alexa'” – Billy Joel

As expected, it was a hell of a weekend.  Well, okay, maybe not a hell of a weekend, but it was quite nice. Saturday was spent doing not much of anything other than scanning in all of my old photo albums.  I made good progress, getting through almost 3 out of 3.  I’d say that I probably have another 10 pages to go in the 3rd album, but that shouldn’t…

July 21, 2014

In my head: The Motherf**king Pterodactyl

Day 1 in my quest to find a new, cheap dive bar has not met with success. Granted, I haven’t put a large amount of effort into it, unless you count walking a half a mile through the baking, 101 degree Arizona sun in order to try somewhere that I had hoped would be promising.  Regardless, I’m here to tell you that this first venture has been a failure.  I…

July 5, 2014