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One who masters the appetite...controls their own destiny.

Background Information

I'm a binge and purge writer...collecting and then computing.

The early years were spent in a below poverty, hippie/gypsy,dysfunctual band of addicts and alcoholics, otherwise known as "the fam".It seems somewhat surreal thinking back on it now: in and of motels, extensive campground stays, only settling long enough in an actual residence to become evicted for non-payment (2 or 3 months tops).It wasn't until my folks split (age 8)  that I began to notice the emotions that would later serve as motivation to express myself with written words.I bounced back and forth between them for some years to follow , taking up theft, burglary, and random acts of vandalism as some of my favorite hobbies.Of course that landed me in trouble with the proper authorities, which in turn lead to several stints in detention centers,group homes, and boot camps.It's during this time that I attribute the development of my desire to write...Letters to friends, family, and loved ones quickly became my way to vent and ultimately cope.It was here that I fell in love with the escape that reading provided, falling for the lure of such authors as: Frederich Nietzche,Edgar Allen Poe,Voltaire,Og Mandino, and Anne Rice to name just a few.

Shortly after reaching numerical adulthood I was diagnosed with cancer and have been battling it, remission or not, on some level or another, ever since.My most recent encounter with this horrid disease required massive surgery, which in turn left me disabled, destroying my sense of confidence, and sent me spiraling into addiction to all things opiate in hopes of escaping what seemed like the end of the world...This cost me all that was dear to me:The woman I love, and my family's bond.

I guess writing is part of the reason I'm still's always been a coping mechanism for me on a personal level, but it's my love for music that inspires me to share my works publicly.Tori  Amos, Kurt Cobain,Thom Yorke,Grant Lee Phillips,Roger Waters,Billy Corgan,Adam Duritz,Robert Smith,John Prine,and I'd be lying if I didn't mention both Veddar and Morrison are some of the artists that, off the top of my head, will always hold a special fascination with me.It's through their music that I feel compelled to challenge myself by admitting my faults,accepting my failures,and addressing my regrets.No, not a grand parade of self promotion here, more like confessions of a born loser finally willing to change,looking for response or to relate,looking for something different,something meaningful...looking!

Birth Place
madisonville, KY usa

32 years on earth

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