Yesterday, I heard the sad news that Dolores O’Riordan died at the age of 46. I truly enjoyed her gifts as experienced in her haunting vocal talents. She fronted the 90’s “alternative” band The Cranberries. Too many memories to mention, so I’ll drop just one:
One night while in our cups, a buddy of mine (Brian S.) and I decided that we were going to go back to my house and steamroll my sleeping father while singing “Salvation”.
As the night passed, I got a booty call (this was before they were called booty calls) and went to an alternate location. I gave my house keys to Brian S. and he went to my house to crash.
When I arrived the next day, my father looked quite beside himself. I asked him what was wrong, and he said, “Fuckin’, Brian woke me up in the middle of the night by jumping on top of me and singing Cranberries.”
The best laid plans of mice and men, are followed through by devout friends, despite the call of the wild.
Welcome to my effort. Yes, as a great procrastinator, it requires great effort to stay focused on something productive that matters to me. I’ll find any old excuse to traipse from project to project, and I rarely end up at the place I started. I find this maddening, and exhaustive. So it is with high hopes, and a greater grasp of self-awareness, that I embark upon staying the course so to speak.
I enjoy writing. Be it blogs, fiction, poetry, etc. I love the craft and the act of creation, the art in and of itself, for it’s own sake and end. I am happy to be able to do it.
Born: March 1974
St.Francis de Sales, Charlestown MA
Don Bosco Technical High School, Boston MA
University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell MA
Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown MA
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
North Virginia Community College, Arlington VA
Harvard Extension School, Cambridge MA
Place of residence: Somewhere in the land of metro Boston. It’s vaguely familiar and becoming home more and more by the day, but when you come from “The Town” all else fails by comparison.
Favorite Color: I’m partial to all forms of blue.
Favorite Author: c’mon! don’t expect me to answer that, there are too many.
I enjoy memories of playing 80’s Atari better than playing any advanced gaming system that exists today.
Hope to be recognized for my paper clip collection. As well as my 27 rejected applications to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailiey Clown college.
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