Pandemic Pressures or What the Hell have I been doing after all this time?

Ok, readers.

It’s been a long time and I should not have left you.  So, I am back for (hopefully) a limited time blogging on a site that I paid to create.

It’s been a hell of a ride.  Almost 4 full years into the presidency of Donald J Trump, at the cusp of another major presidential election and . . . now the corona virus has shut the country down and has the world in an entire freaking tizzy.

I’ve lived through a lot in my short time on this floating blue marble called EARTH, but this is the pits.  This is no joke and this is not the 1918 Spanish Flu.  In this modern information era, people are catching this virus and people are dying from it.

How am I?

I’m blessed that I haven’t caught it yet or brought it home to someone I love.

Truth is, writing freelance and blogging and performing poetry wasn’t working out for me.  I had to get a job.  No shame in that.  After working so long, with absolute tunnel vision with several things at a time, I needed a break.  And I needed money.

Now that, once again, I am stuck at home.  I’ve had time to think and focus on what’s important.  Finishing a novel that has been in the works for over 3 years is top priority.  I am also writing a screenplay with a deadline that slowly, but surely creeping up.  (Stay tuned for that.)

I’m going to produce a podcast in my freetime and try to put it out here for you readers.   URBAN WORD CAST will be a mix of music, urban literature, and poetry from wherever I can find it (plus positive affirmations get through the day).


It’s going to be rough.  I don’t know what I doing.  I’m in quarantine.

I need feedback, I need insight.  I need to hear people sing or scream or whatever the hell passes for music nowadays.

So, if you have time, read a book I have written or I a book that I suggest you read here on my blog, I’ll really appreciate it.


PoetryAlex The last thing published with my name on it was Poets of Alexandria.

I helped pick the poems in this anthology, and I wrote the foreword to it.  Something that was a complete and total honor to do.   Something that I had never done before.

Please check out Poets of Alexandria.

It’s a great read.  Give a review and let us know how we did.  (Thank you Sabrina Bingham).

I don’t want to think about the quarantine or the pandemic or the 8:00 pm curfew, or the fact that I now have to work from home; I don’t even want to talk about it.   But, like many people, it is the first thing we think about in the morning and the last thing we want to hear about as we wash our hands.

So, if the zeal hits me, I might mention it.

Stay safe everyone.  Wash your hands.  Check on your people.

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