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.

Bleeding burgundy and gold

Bleeding burgundy and gold

Dan Brenner beams after surviving a punch to the nose by an angry Philadelphia fan at FedExField in Landover, Md. on December 12, 2004. Washington lost the game 17-14.

My mom was on what we all thought would be her death bed.

First published January 28, 2008