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Asbury Park, New Jersey. The Circuit, The Howard Johnson’s, The Mermaid Mural

My brother and I visited Asbury Park, New Jersey recently to see for ourselves the new development that everyone from Travel & Leisure to The New York Times have been featuring. We didn’t stop by a real estate sales center, however. We did what Bruce Springsteen and older Asbury residents have done for years on hot, summer nights: we drove … Continue reading »

Howard Johnson Zombies

Although we’re a literary motor inn, we stand in solidarity with our roadside sisters and brothers, and when they leave us, it’s up to us to keep their memory alive.  With that in mind, here are some Howard Johnson Zombies  — and where we encountered them. 

The shells … Continue reading »

Story in 101Words’ Flash Fiction Sunday Edition

My story Marvelous, South Dakota has been included in 101 Words’ Flash Fiction Sunday Edition. Check it out along with the other stories there.  https://www.101words.org/category/flash-fiction-sunday-edition/

NEW FICTION CALLED “GOWANUS, BROOKLYN” UP AT CORIUM MAGAZINE

The Canal

I have a new story called “Gowanus, Brooklyn” in the Fall 2011 issue of Corium Magazine. Please click on the first link for my story.

I learned a lot working with Editor Lauren Becker on this story.  I … Continue reading »

Athena Barabbas Rockin’ the Cradle

So my story “Athena Barabbas” which appeared in the November 2010 edition of Burnt Bridge was recently nominated by Burnt Bridge for an award.  In the story, Athena is having … Continue reading »

GREATEST SONG OF ALL TIME – HEAT MISER VERSUS JACKSON BROWNE

For our second installment of the Greatest Song of All Time, we have an Old School Face-off.  It’s Jackson Browne’s 1974 classic, Fountain of Sorrow (no relation) versus the Heat Miser’s eponymous ditty…. Continue reading »