Thursday, July 17, 2008

Big shoulders

It's true....I have big shoulders and, a lot of the time, people want me to carry the weight for them. That's fine, I guess. That's what life is about. But, once in a while, it would be nice if someone would carry some of the burden for me. Man, it seems like everyone wants me to do this or that for them, but they don't want to return the favor. In a lot of ways, that's the reason I'm divorced. My wife wanted me to carry the burden for her, but she didn't want to return the favor. Got into a bit of a fight earlier with her. Part of me feels bad about what was said; the other part knows that what I said was true and from the heart. Basically, she wanted me to do something for her tomorrow morning and gave me notice at 9 p.m. Arrrgghhhhh! And she has the audacity to call me an idiot. Of course, I guess I must be. I agreed. It involved our children and I didn't want to let them down. She knows that about me and, boy, does she abuse it.

I guess what I'm saying here is this: it's fine to ask someone to carry the weight from time to time as long as you're willing to reciprocate the favor. Anything else is just being a turdball of a human being. And, just because someone is willing to help you in a pinch doesn't give you the right to abuse it.

Words of wisdom from your friendly author.

More later, Roger

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Another new story

I should have another new short (very short) story going up online today. It's an online contest I've participated in three times before. You write a 250 word story based on the picture provided. It's always interesting and a challenge to see if you can write something coherent in 250 words. This time, I played on my own search for the perfect woman. She's out there, I know. Check out the story at

The story is called "Chameleon".

I hope you enjoy it.


Friday, July 4, 2008

The Rocket's red glare

Well, here it is, the 4th of July. The year has flown by. It's been a strange year in the ever-evolving life of your humble author. Some good changes, some bad changes. But changes. Always changes. I finished typesetting MURDER AT PK'S yesterday and planned on outputting proof copies to take to the fireworks at Craig and Bert's, but the ol' laserprinter isn't agreeing with me. Gonna get out the ink jet refills and see if I can get the ink jet printer to print out a few copies. I've also started working on the text to a spoken word CD I'm planning on recording this Fall. I'll discuss the project with Jim Foerster at the fireworks tonight.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July. Behave, if you can. Roger