A sort of life

Folio

These are the collected works. An anthology of my life. They are all I have to offer, of any substance, to the modern world. The Folio is derived from four wholly independent sections of this website: Clipsheet, Fiction, Fish Wrapper and Mobile Apps.

Clipsheet contains the majority of my published work. Nearly all of it came from a few brief stints at newspapers you’ve probably never heard of. Fiction is what it is, without apology. These are stories, many unfinished, and lacking polish of any consequence. But they still breathe. I seldom read these without altering them in some way. And then there is the ubiquitous Fish Wrapper. Contained within are excerpts of personal correspondence and selections from my journal. Especially sensitive topics have been sanitized, but I tried to remain as open as possible, where possible.

There was once a time I desired to feed and clothe myself with the fruits of my pen. Writing was the shelter. However, the burdensome journeys of our lives seldom follow the desires harbored deep within us.

Mobile Apps is a recent addition to this folio. It contains a catalog of all my published work in the mobile sphere.

Showery Wednesday afternoon in the Wildflower State

Showery Wednesday afternoon in the Wildflower State

Andrzej Jalowiecki grips an umbrella during a rainy winter day in Perth, West Australia on June 11, 2003.

The pitter-patter from his padded feet disturbs me in concert with the acid from last night's pepperoni.

First published April 2, 2008