Well I had to call it something.

I’ve never been good with names. I even offered up Buttons and Pork Chop as possibilities for my daughter before she was born (she will thank her mom later for taking charge of that department). That’s about the best explanation I have for the name of this blog.

I promised myself that I would get back to writing, now that I have quit drinking. I am making good on that promise by writing some creative nonfiction pieces, autobiographical stories,  and  some works of short fiction. Mostly this is my journal space for stories and articles that interest me or affect me in some way, and I hope they do the same for you. 

About Me



I have been a lot of things in my life from a business owner to a homeless man. I have settled down over the years and have narrowed it down to being just a father, a husband, a professional cook, a recovering alcoholic, a cynical bastard, an old school gamer,  and an amateur cyclist;  between breaths I am trying to fit in being a writer as well.

I am really just trying to find my footing and see where my writing takes me and how it takes shape. I really appreciate input, and criticisms that have a constructive intent. If you leave a commentary I will try to respond to it quickly and to the best of my ability. That said there are a few guidelines about comments that I maintain.

Thanks for reading and I hope you visit again.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. I came here from Z2H. I think you can overdo Oomph: they say that the first sentence must grab attention for the second sentence, but many people will be willing to give more attention than that: the goldfish three minutes gets to the bottom of the page. So, no more oomph needed: you draw me in enough to finish it, and say enough in it for me to get to know you a little (in three minutes) and be interested. I like your About page.

  2. In the spirit of new-blogger enthusiasm, I’ve nominated you for the Leibster award! This post explains the award, a chance for newer bloggers to network, get to know each other, and have some fun. http://fortyandfantastique.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/leibster-award/ .

    I posted my ten questions for you over here. I hope you participate. Either way, I’m following your blog so I’ll see you around. 🙂



  3. Hi There! I’m really excited to tell you that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I truly admire your talent as a writer and want to do my part to help shell out the recognition I feel you’re totally worthy of.

    Should you choose to accept this award, please visit this link:
    -Copy the versatile blogger icon from this post so you can insert this into your own acceptance post.
    -Choose 7 random facts about yourself you wish to share and type these in for your readers.
    -Select your 10 favorite blogs you wish to nominate for the award, and add these as well to your post with a description of why you admire them.
    – Tell these bloggers you have nominated them for the award, and add a link.

    Please link back to my blog so I can read your acceptance speech – I already look forward to it.

  4. I also like your about page. It has the feel of honesty and that a high value I trust in a blog. The first two years I blogged, I participated in awards. As Cteavin said above, earning the respect of another blogger who hands an award to you is a great way to find other blogs to follow. That’s how I built my first 200 followers. I’d go down the list the nominator had elected to pass the award on to and read their information and then follow them if I thought we might be a match and then they would follow me back.
    I’m now following you and look forward to reading your blogs.

    • I am always grateful when the words honesty and trust are used along side my writing, it means I’m doing something right.
      Thank you for following me and I hope not to disappoint.


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