For The Book!

These stories of memoir are the main reason I started this blog. In here, the stories are those which WILL be published as my first book Oo(^_^)y-~ I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I am enjoying writing all of these stories.

9/19/18: Predators and Scammers (Part forty one, Omaha on a String version #2)

Omaha on a String But before I got the job to get that money, the money that would allow me to keep my dingy little basement room (for a while anyway) before I got that job, I had a few days to get to know my new little gang of “punks”. Of course, we didn’t [...]

By | 2018-09-19T09:38:14+00:00 September 19th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/19/18: Predators and Scammers (Part forty one, Omaha on a String version #2)

9/18/18: Predators and Scammers (Part forty, Omaha on a Shingle version #2)

Omaha on a Shingle The ally outside my dingy little basement dungeon of a room, is also a hangout spot for this group of kids. Most appear to be in their early teens, a few as young as eight or nine. I've seen them nearly every day now, on my way in or out. They [...]

By | 2018-09-19T07:03:13+00:00 September 18th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/18/18: Predators and Scammers (Part forty, Omaha on a Shingle version #2)

9/17/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty nine, Omaha Affirmations version #2)

Omaha Affirmations I’m sitting on the floor, in the middle of MY room. The dim diffuse glow reflected off an adjacent building, struggles to define MY four walls. High up one of these walls… the only window from which natural light can enter, is open. Random street sounds from the road beyond MY alley… an [...]

By | 2018-09-17T06:36:48+00:00 September 17th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/17/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty nine, Omaha Affirmations version #2)

9/16/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty eight, Omaha Mastications version #2)

Omaha Mastications One might say that the moment we walked into our new apartment in Omaha, the writing was on the wall for our little makeshift family from Norfolk. But a better metaphor would probably be the bloodstain on the floor. Only… it was not a metaphorical bloodstain, it was a very real bloodstain. It [...]

By | 2018-09-16T11:29:32+00:00 September 16th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/16/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty eight, Omaha Mastications version #2)

9/15/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty seven, Omaha Adumbrations version #2)

Chapter Four New Blood   Omaha Somewhere in middle America Get right to the heart of matters It’s the heart that matters more I think you’d better turn your ticket in And get your money back at the door —— Adam Duritz -------------------------------------------- Omaha Adumbrations I’ve been looking at Google maps and Wikipedia entries. Trying to [...]

By | 2018-09-16T11:30:06+00:00 September 15th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/15/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty seven, Omaha Adumbrations version #2)

9/14/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty six, Omaha Motivations #3 version #2)

Omaha Motivations #3 My adult self can't help but feel that I'm very lucky Fred talked me into leaving my job in Norfolk that weekend.  Yea… that’s what I said. Fred had no idea... but he might have been saving my life. When he said whatever it was he said after putting that money in [...]

By | 2018-09-15T20:53:45+00:00 September 14th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/14/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty six, Omaha Motivations #3 version #2)

9/13/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty five, Omaha Motivations #2 version #2)

Omaha Motivations #2 I wasn’t in a blurry haze this time. This time I felt like I’d shifted into another dimension or something. A reality that looked a lot like the one I'd just been in... only in this one, my frantic tizzy was gone. My cool friend Fred had cajoled me out of it. [...]

By | 2018-09-14T07:56:11+00:00 September 13th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/13/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty five, Omaha Motivations #2 version #2)

9/12/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty four, Omaha Motivations #1 version #2)

Omaha Motivations #1 In January of 1978, the minimum wage was raised from $2.30 to $2.65 per hour all over the country. By the second Saturday of that September… after a little over two weeks in this mid-sized Nebraska town, I cashed my first paycheck as a full-time laborer in Norfolk. Nearly two hundred dollars [...]

By | 2018-09-12T10:49:21+00:00 September 12th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/12/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty four, Omaha Motivations #1 version #2)

9/11/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty three, Norfolk Maneuvers version #2)

Norfolk Maneuvers Yes, I wanted to believe him. I wanted to believe the promise that I would get to go on the road with cool Fred Berdine's cool band and start living the rock and roll lifestyle he kept talking about. but when I started asking about exactly when all this coolness was going to [...]

By | 2018-09-11T13:22:21+00:00 September 11th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/11/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty three, Norfolk Maneuvers version #2)

9/10/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty two, A Special Kind of Liar version #2)

A Special Kind of Liar There's no way Fred was expecting me. He had every reason to think he’d never see me again. More than a week had passed since I’d witnessed the way cool Fred Berdine nearly choked to death in the clutches of his former boss. That was the day “The amazing Mr. George [...]

By | 2018-09-11T01:03:24+00:00 September 10th, 2018|For The Book!|Comments Off on 9/10/18: Predators and Scammers (Part thirty two, A Special Kind of Liar version #2)