Young, hung, and full of vitriol...

I can't offer works of staggering genius, but what you will get are my sometimes funny, questioningly intelligent, frighteningly vitriolic, occasionally shockingly sweet, but almost always charmingly grouchy ramblings on music, film, politics, society, pop culture, literature, queer life, travel, Kansas City, and the mundane, yet surreal aspects of everyday.

I'm a queer punk country boy in his late 30s, who has settled back in the midwest after a decade or so of living around the country. My boyfriend, MJ and I moved to Kansas City a couple of years ago after an insanely surreal life in rural, southeast Kansas. This is my attempt at getting back into writing after a longer than anticipated hiatus. I'm still a bit rusty, so be gentle with me...A bottle of wine, some Barry White, and a can of Crisco usually does the job.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

While I am excited to actually be writing again via this blog, I am obsessively going back and rereading my posts everyday, realizing that my writing has really gone to seed. I'd never claim that I was a brlliant writer, by any means, but I think my way with words and occasional cleverness with dialogue, phrasing, and telling a story, made for a usually enjoyable read.

Reading this blog thusfar, however, I can definitely see how rusty and stiff I am. There doesn't seem to be that conversational smoothness to my writing anymore. I'm hoping this is just a matter of being out of practice and not a sign that I have gone to shit.

The dilemma that I am having is whether I should forgo too many more posts until I feel a bit more comfortable with my writing again. I have to wonder if a blog, especially a new blog, is the right place for me to spew practice runs...


  1. Definitely the right place and time for practice runs - why not? You'll get it back quicker than you think.

  2. I think you need to just let it flow. I think stream of consciousness helps to get the creative juices going again. And besides, I like hearing what you have to say.