Hey, glad you found me! Thank you for stopping by. Until Medium actually builds a real index that doesn’t mash all my comments and blatherings amidst my writings and calls all of it “stories,” this index page is where you should start if you are researching me because you saw a tweet or you are thinking about offering me a job.
This will be the only page in this publication. Seriously, who calls a note, scribbled on a crumbled up post-it note a damn story? That’s the same mind-set that gave our kids trophies for just showing up or peeing in a toilet bowl.
Thanks for finding me amidst the hoarding mess of a house that Medium has become. The writers are building shelves, labeling and organizing the cans. It’s what human beings do when faced with chaos. Keep it simple; make it work…
And, if you’re like me and don’t really like the scatter reading style the internet has given us and you’d rather someone just package this thing up in a book, just order this…. but, here is the free version if you want it.
My résumé as a book in story form
Companies tell me all the time they want to hire storytellers. So, I converted my résumé into a story and bound it up…
My mostly personal stuff
My neutral face
I first became aware of my face when I was fourteen. I had a job in a local Catholic parish rectory recording the Sunday collection plate…
The myth of Mad Men and graphic arts
Recently, someone posted up a question in Quora, asking what one does with an English Lit degree. It reminded me of…
I did something really dumb that sounded brave and exciting a few weeks back. I signed up for a writer’s workshop. I’ve…
Husky. That is what they called fat kids in the ’60s when politically correct took its first awkward, feeble steps…
“The best part of not flying first class,” she says into the cell phone, “is you don’t have to get all dressed up…
A mother’s eye
Charlie, my large German Shepherd, killed a baby bunny yesterday. It’s what a large dog does when small animals hop…
Cricket Songs found her
A library book, checked out by TG’s Train of Thought and due on Feb 20, 1971 was finally returned to the Dayton Public…
Do the small stuff
I was invited to a local meeting yesterday to share my ACA Replacement framework I tapped out one day as a Medium story…
My letter of introduction to Ohio lawmakers
This was primarily addressed to Rob Portman based on the vote the Senate took at 2am today….
An interesting life
“You have such an interesting life,” she said to me after reading a lot of my stories.
The most interesting thing about you — tl;dr
“I chase stray turkeys, catch them and bring them back to their pens,” he answered in the most matter-of-fact way to…
Let me help you with that
I decided to publish this in full here after reading and commenting on something Alexainie wrote here. This essay is in…
I forgot to write my Fourth of July excrement to the interwebs yesterday. Here it is, a day late and a dollar short.
Who is Gerard McLean?
I had been crafting the narrative in my head for the longest time, honing the transitions, making sure the narrative…
Blown to bits, scattered to the million corners of the internets
I woke up today and I had had enough; enough of the algorithims that did not guide me to find the stuff I liked, but…
You have skills
You have skills that you have used so long and so casually that you and everyone around you started taking them for…
YES!! This entirely.
On Wednesday, I veered into a Swedish coffee shop in Williamsburg because I had some time to kill… right place and the…
My latest Political Projects
Dogs as an extension of a police gun
I woke up to this photo in my Instagram feed this morning. It shook me. In the wake of two high-profile mass school shootings — SantaFe, TX…
Hello? Can anyone hear me? Koran burning over here
I wrote this on Sept 10, 2010 in response to the video-provoked riot in Benghazi that resulted in the attack on the…
The SinglePayer Plan; A letter to my elected representatives and the Congressional leadership on…
This is a letter I sent to my Congressional representation today, anticipating the replace and repeal of Obamacare. Since the GOP does not…
Mike Turner is Not Here
A photo record of all the places in the 10th District of Ohio that Mike Turner is not visiting. Proudly AVOIDING Ohio’s…
100 Letters to Senator Hillary Clinton
There are 100 days to the 2016 election. I intend to write one letter each day to Hillary Clinton about Universal…
Publications that hold other gems I wrote
Monkey with a loaded typewriter
Essays from life, mostly true. Buy the book and get all the essays in one place, no batteries required. Unless you buy…
Old Man Stink Show
Millennial tuna fish with a hint of old man stink. #podcast If you are over 50 and doing cool stuff, ping us. http:…
My Responses to Stories
Sometimes the responses to what others wrote is better than a story. You be the judge.