On the Marriage of Joel and Tony

Two years ago today, I had the incredible honor of officiating the wedding of two of the most wonderful people. There is so much I want to say, but for once, words fail me. Luckily, there is the poem. I found this piece by Greg Delanty in the anthology Bright Wings, and it just seemed…

Through the Dark

My son Micah and I have been working on a manuscript for some time. It’s received a few glowing rejections from publishers, but we’re hopeful that it will find a home soon. Each of us has had a few pieces from the chapbook published in literary magazines and journals so far. This one found it’s…

Edgar Allan Poe Meets Stevie Nicks

I originally published post this back in February of 2014, but since today is Poe’s birthday, I thought it would be a good time to update some of the information (the old video was a bad link) and sing a song for him again. Although she is a classy, gorgeous woman, I am not sure…

End of the Trail Café

. . . and Recent Publications Though I’ve added some recent publications to the appropriately titled “Publications” page, I haven’t taken the time to individually mention them. Also, I’ve been missing my old habit of recording poems. Usually, it was the poems of others, since my own were out searching for publishers, and to post…

Haunted Hospital

Originally posted on The Monkey Prodigy:
Haunted Hospital I was pacing around The Valley again when I saw a hospital worker approach a patient who was talking to himself. They started talking as I eavesdropped. She asked who he was talking to. He explained he was reliving times spent with his friends who weren’t there.…

Life Update And Music For Monday

Originally posted on The Monkey Prodigy:
Hello. Welcome to life update. It’s because I now have to manually update my life. It’s been like this ever since I  got a smart phone. It’s been some time (which is technically always true of anything) since Dad J Bauman and Son Of Dad J Bauman have finished…