Category Archives: Creative Nonfiction

Boston All in 1

“The phone was ringing, the IM’s were coming in, emails…!” And I was like, “And when do I get my money”.

…The first bald guy is not yet his lover — they are business colleagues, they met at the cafe in newton, the man is a programmer – a consultant who works from home.

Go Away (in progress)

Go Away, far Far Away. Chu!I reach my heel back, swift kick to the rockhard gut Chu! Then airborne, squinting through approaching twilight, searching for marmot holes in the impossibly mottled grass. I will never ride as the Mongols do. There is something about being raised on horseback, coming from the greatest horse-people in the […]

Inner Peace Through Metal [Revisited]

I quickly realized I had struck gold; “Tonight Tonight” was just a warmup, quite an epic one at that, but still—very much still a warmup for the main event: the buzz-sawing Zero; the crushingly distorted Bodies; Bullet With Butterfly Wings, with its hilarious chorus, “Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage”.

…>While it is not clear to me if the motivating power of death metal is generating a vanguard of _energetic youth_ or drawing artistic and creative young people into a trap of _naive individualism_, I believe that the political significance of musical sound is rooted in the _meanings that the participants constitute_ and the consequences of those meanings for the participants’ lives and the larger society.

“God help us…”

Most people don’t believe in ADHD. AD/HD Inattentive Subtype Six or more of the following symptoms of inattention have persisted for at least six months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level: Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities Often […]

To Add

The old VHS tape clicks into motion—rotational to lineal to magnetic to image. The air is filled with echoes of deep past—I feel reverberations, but this might as well be my primary source. The camera settles on a fidgety boy of about five years, happiness and innocence bubbling from his grinning face. He begins his […]


Most people don’t believe in ADHD. Then they meet me. >Ohhh, so _that’s_ it…! Yeah. __Well, I’ll be…__


He walks by sliding his chin back and forth through the air, swimming forwards, the rest of his body trailing behind. He wears the blue uniform of an off-duty athlete proudly. His hair is slicked back impeccably, like a real Italian, or perhaps an _American Psycho_.

Trains and Bostonia

>The physical condition of the traction properties in Chicago is now at its maximum, and unquestionably is above that of any other city in the United States. –Bion J. Arnold, Chief, Board of Supervising Engineers. _Citizens’ Bulletin_, Cincinnati. June 15, 1912. In the old days, back in 1630, it took two days to get a […]

H&M Newbury St. Boston

Suddenly, as is often the case, the volume of lymphoma-and-related cases exploded—all were husbands forced to endure retail hell for their post-war wives.

…He fades to the first floor like a wanderlust ancient sarcophagus, poised and stationary in his rigid dimension, arms solemnly crossed across neat t-shirted chest; he is facing off against an imaginary adversary.

Draft of a Goat Manifesto

The life of the goat is driven by a raw spontaneity that has little human equivalent outside of childhood, senility or mental illness — and perhaps those hippie free-spirits who dance around in fields all day or drop lots of acid.

…First, deomestication: 10,000 years ago. Then, the pagan traditions which are eventually immortalized in the Bible (Sheep go to heaven, Goats go bring the plague to thy neighbor so you can return to village bizniss).