Friday, 21 February 2014:It’s been a while since my last entry into this journal. Things… “life” has taken a turn for the more “busy” side and much writing has been put aside, I’m sorry to say. But that doesn’t mean that all things have come to a pause and writing will recommence in short order.

Meanwhile, something of interest has been brought to my attention with regard to the work “Bitter-sweet Bitterness” and I’d like to comment on the discovery.

It would appear that certain members of what would be considered my “family”, and only because of a commonality of parents and nothing more, are under the impression that my publishing endeavours have resulted in some sort of financial boon for me and, as it would be had I won the lottery, the sloths are plotting and scheming on what they think to be easy money. Yes, they are mentioned in the book, and only in factual references. And those references are not exactly pretty, fanciful nor are they favourable. But they are, indeed, facts, nothing more nor less. However, this doesn’t seem to deter the functionally illiterate from perusing what they envision to be the garnering of yet another easy dollar.

Only just very recently was I informed that there was a posting made to a public forum or bulletin board that I had opened many years ago where-upon the politics of a small New York State town could openly express personal opinion on matters ranging from local politics to general news without fear of retribution or censorship. The posting in reference was a call for others to buy and read my book and to do so in the hopes of opening litigation against me for … “slander”. Well, well, well. First of all, I would be remiss if I did not address the misuse of the term “slander” which is a verbal means of expressing and disseminating negative and/or false information about another person. Had the poster of this message known better, the term “libel” would have been used. But that’s mere semantics and an absence of intelligence of which I have been aware for many, many years now.

To address the issue merely at face value, it behoves me to reply, openly, to the poster, here and now and to say that it’s obvious that the guilt the poster is experiencing is caused by the incontrovertible issue: that which I’ve included in the book is nothing more than truth and fact… and nothing less. You, the poster, are guilty, beyond even a shadow of a doubt and are now angry that someone has not only confronted you, but has made your transgressions a public matter.

I could be-labour the point, the matter, the issue. But quite honestly, it’s not worth the time, the effort, the typing nor the space on this server.

I will merely say, here, publicly; If you truly are prepared to take your psychoses to the halls of justice, and present yourself/selves in front of a jury and appointed judge, then simply have at it and have done with it. I more than welcome the opportunity to air your personal filthy laundry in the eyes of a vast and general public, divulge even more of the sordid details of failed marriages, children, forgeries, abandonment, and the likes. I am fully prepared to prove the statements of my publication and assure you that I will, in the final out-come, be quite exonerated and will respond to your actions in kind… in a court of law… against you. And I have been assured, since I have already taken the liberties of discussing this matter with several competent attorneys, you will not only fail in your attempts to “slander” me, but you will pay, for a very long time, for your own transgressions and accusations.

You have ridden the tail-winds of a great many in your past, and it is quite well known. It will become better known, should you wish to make it so. And I am more than happily prepared to ensure that the sordidness of your own past becomes even more wide-spread, should this be your wish.

See you at the bench, in the court-room, in front of judge and jury… at my convenience, you may rest well assured. Meanwhile, I have my notes prepared. So, to put it in the vernacular:
Let’s rock’n’roll!

Friday, 21 February 2014: How strange, I sometimes think, that the experience of Homelessness, even after so many years, is still so deeply ingrained in my mind that, even as I lay in a bed, with the warmth of a heated mattress pad, under several blankets, snow falling out-side the window… the pain is still as fresh today as it was the very day I walked out of that Homeless Shelter with a dream of returning to a “normal” existence. Tonight (at about 10:00pm), I composed what I hope will become yet another book, and if it does, and it is published, another book that I hope others will give a crap about and read, and pay attention to and learn to be true “Humans”… with all the care and compassion that term encompasses. It would be a delight to allow myself the luxury of entertaining the possibility, and the possibility that Homelessness will be obliterated in my life-time. But I might be ever so silly at times, however, I have, to the very best of my knowledge, been “stupid”. The new material of tonight can be read by clicking here…

Wednesday, 12 February 2014: The weather in the North Country has been brutally cold this Winter which is good in many respects and yet, almost painful in other. For one thing, “they” (those people to whom we generally refer with-out any particular object, person or group in mind) say that the cold is killing-off all sorts of viruses and nasty insects that have plagued the region in past years. This is a “good” point. As for the “bad”… it chills the house right through the bricks and mortar and so too, the fingers. A touch of hypothermia just insists upon returning to the blankets (any-where between 3 and 5 layers) for a “warm-up”… but that usually leads to extended naps and, well, un-productive days.

BUT… the really “good” news is that this Winter cold has kept one author quite busy and today, the next book is well under weigh. No specific dead-line set, not the one that was originally expected to become the “next book”. But this one is rather interesting in so far as insight and a bit of “sharing” (a term I’ve grown to despise because of it’s general abuse and misuse) of the life and times of an author. If you’re curious at all, I invite you to get in touch ( that’s what the contact page is for ) and I’ll be happy to “divulge” what I can.

Meanwhile, it’s back to the job at hand here and another attempt at dodging the urge to hide under the blankets until July. (Rumour has it that, since the State has recorded weather, there is only ONE month that has NEVER had snow… August!)

Thank you for coming by to check-up on me. And DO, I encourage you, drop a note or a line. (Somebody who means the absolute WORLD to be recently did… That story is material not only for a book but a screen-play as well!!! * Hi Lorts! * )