Writers in prison

Another morning, another urge to write.    You’ll never know (unless you’re a writer) how good the feeling is; because so many mornings I just don’t feel like writing.  If it lasts any more than a couple or three days, we call it “writer’s block”, every writer’s worst enemy.This is Sunday morning – 9:00.    I’m propped up on my bed, scribbler on my knees and have … Continue reading Writers in prison

A day in the life

Do you want to hear how my days go by in this place? How my time is spent? Okay, I’ll give you a detailed description: The cell doors of the whole institution are opened by 6:00 a.m. and immediately the P.A. system starts making announcements. There’s no letup all day: dozens of announcements for visits, hundreds for patients to report for bloodwork at the lab, … Continue reading A day in the life

Cancer, screenplay, Reid and Wright

I didn’t start this website because I thought people liked me, but to sell my books. I know exactly who I am and what I’ve done with my life, and I’m not proud of the things I’ve done.   But suddenly I’ve been overwhelmed by the response from old friends, new friends and people just interested in buying a book and wanting to comment on it. … Continue reading Cancer, screenplay, Reid and Wright

Breakfast, chemo, Muslims & banks

It’s Sunday morning. I’ve been up since 7:00, have been to breakfast – consisting of a bowl of bran flakes, a whole wheat bagel, cream cheese and jelly, crushed pineapple, coffee and milk – came back to my room, made a cup of coffee and listened to a one hour segment of National Public Radio news. The story I’m most interested in is the Pope’s … Continue reading Breakfast, chemo, Muslims & banks

Moods, Writing, Inspiration and Old Friends

Howdy Folks, It has been more than a week since I have picked up a pen and written something. I get in moods; not bad moods – just moods – about writing, talking to others, making phone calls, exercising, etc. etc. I know (if I want to regain some writing skills) I should write every day. Most days this past week I either read or … Continue reading Moods, Writing, Inspiration and Old Friends