Fiction, Poems and Podcasts

I Learned to get Unstuck by Allowing the Waves to Swallow me Whole  is a story about how a young boy and his aunt managed to cope with the realities of their  existence.

Crazy Grandpa is a story that was published in podcast form on Creative Writers Outloud.  It is about a relationship between a grandfather and his grandson that takes some unusual twists and turns.

Check out five poems of mine about death, loss, surfing and hamburgers  on the e-magazine FIVE.

The Bully is a story about a bully imposter who puts up a good act in order to live up to an imaginary reputation.

Check out this coming of age piece about a young male’s first sexual experience in Atlantic City, Weekend at Chelsea.

In Room Full of Strangers, a young man finds his dying father in the midst of a group of religious people who attempt to proselytize him.

In The One Yoga Class I Couldn’t Miss, I show how yoga helped me to cope with the loss of my mother.

Finding My Father, in Dual Coast Magazine, is a short story about how a special forrest in Northern California revitalized one man’s soul.

In Dreams Begin Nightmares is a story idea I borrowed from Delmore Shwartz but with a family therapist slant.

A young boy’s love of baseball and his neighborhood friends didn’t change with one bad pitch in Dark Clouds Over Baseball.

In what felt like a fictional place, I describe my yogic transformation in My 16 Days of Yoga.

And in Meditation on Crow, I wake up to the life-awakening sound of crows each morning.

Road Trip to Vegas Is a narrative poem on elephant journal about how I came out a winner in love at Las Vegas.

Thank You, Brian Wilson is a poem about Brian and his amazing Beach Boys following a recent concert that I attended at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

There’s no better combination than cheesecake and ganja, but on this day…check out my short story, The Psychedelic Basement, on Fiction on the Web.

I only Want People to Look at Me is a poem that I wrote in elephant journal. It speaks of our reluctance to connect with the homeless who we often see every day.

Santiago on Percussion is an edgy but humorous story about a bongo player that is split between quitting his band or tolerating their pot-smoking obsession.

Viva la Fiesta, a poem and story about fiesta days in Santa Barbara. First appeared in elephant journal—9/17/17.

Wheeling Backwards: What it’s like to Roll in a Wheelchair. Posted on Sivana East. A poem about having empathy for those people with disabilities.