Monday, July 10, 2006

Help Needed!

I have recently started to search and scramble around this World Wide Web in hopes that I might find outlets for yours truly to get noticed. Most of these webzines as they’re called pay nothing, but getting published is getting published…That being said, please take a look at the posting below. I would like to submit a few postings in hopes that it turns out to be something…it could be nothing…but it could be everything!

If I have a one posting or God willing more than one you think would make a good fit, please let me know by posting a comment…

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Friday, July 7, 2006

Back At The Ranch

“Oh, sorry about that” said the girl in her mid twenties sitting in 17C. “Oh, don’t worry about it,” I assured her it was a 3.5 hour flight and it was bound to happen again. That reassurance however, did not stop her from voicing her apologies every single time it happened.

It was after about the 5 or 6 “sorry about that” that it was more than clear that she was heading home back to Texas and was most certainly just a visitor of NYC. I mean don’t get me wrong, New Yorkers get a bad rap for being mean or impolite, and a lot of them deserve that reputation, but I think the rest of us are just in too big of a damn hurry to same “sorry about that” once let along another 10 times.

It was this passenger full of kindness that would be my first exposure to Texas hospitality. No I had heard everything was BIGGER in Texas, not NICER but it certainly seemed to be the case as I went for the first of I’m sure many trips to visit my family.

This is the second house in a row of my parent’s that I had to walk in and say, “well, where’s my room?” It’s kind of a cool feeling…There is all this newness, all this beautiful new space (and lots of it, as I said everything is BIGGER in Texas), but yet there is this strange feeling of familiarity.

I had seen the entire family just a few months ago, but that’s the great thing about a close family it’s like we had dinner the night before. The same ball busting and laughter picks up right where it left off…

After all it’s those things, the little things that make a family and make a home. That why, even though I didn’t know this house from any other on the street, I was my home before I even set foot inside. It’s funny that way…I consider NYC to be my home, but not my apartment, that’s just an apartment after all and here’s this house in Houston I consider home too…

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Thursday, July 6, 2006

There's No Place Like Blog

That’s the funny thing about writing…It’s not like riding a bike at all. I have been neglecting my dearest blog over the last month and I apologize about that, I do. I sincerely do. It has probably done myself more harm by not getting my thoughts and feelings out on a regular basis. (Maybe that’s why I feel a little heavier, I’m all stopped up with thoughts and feelings…Yeah, that’s it)

To me not writing on a daily basis is a bad thing, not only does the material pile up and never gets its chance in the lime light, I become more hesitant to write again. I know it’s stupid but it’s a fact, Jack. The only thing I can compare it to is when you have a crazy weekend and seem to be pulling cash or your debit card out every 15 minutes for another sizable purchase. (You know you’ve all had weekends like that…)

So when that ‘oh, I don’t really want to go to work tomorrow’ feeling comes around Sunday evening, you know you should go online, and asses the damage you’ve done. Not only is it the adult thing to do, it’s the fiscally responsible thing to do. But what do you do, you wait, you wait. “I’ll check it in the morning, I’ll check it tomorrow, I might as well check it on Friday when I get paid, it won’t look as bad then.”

The screen starts to come full, from the top down, you’re peeping through your hand as it looks like you’re doing a Horizontal Star Trek Salute…You know you’ve done it!

My point is that once you see the results, it’s usually not that bad. (Unless you just got back from Vegas and were on a 48 hour bender, then it could the results could be catastrophic.

I feels good to be back, it feels good to write, and it feels even better knowing that I have people to write for…thanks for always checking for new stuff!

I will certainly have plenty of material come the next 6 weeks or so, so please keep coming back for more!

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