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I was born in Mexico. Cuidad Juarez. Just across the US border from El Paso, TX. My father moved my family and me to his birth state of Iowa in 1969. I was reared there until I joined the USNavy. I love Iowa and now, I live in San Antonio with my elderly mother. Dad passed away back in 1998 and Mom wanted to be golden in a warmer climate.
I have spent a short life time in jail both juvie and adult. Most recently in 2010. I was facing 60 years in federal for something I was innocent of. As I sat in jail waiting for my trial, I went from angry and confrontational to wailing, bawling girly-man. I eventually settled on reading and bible study. I gained an inner peace I had never gained before and when trial came, I was ready to serve my sixty years if GOD saw fit or live a rightful life outside the walls as HIS will dictated. I was found not guilty and kissed my family and gathered my things and moved with Mom to TX.
I have always been a shy and quiet man. I was drawing and painting, singing along with the radio (in private), since I could remember. I was told I had a gift for art and painting that I started to believe it. I love to paint murals and create tile mosaics. I get a great deal of joy from creating a huge beautiful work of art from dozens of broken jagged pieces of tile.
I have 8 brothers and 2 sisters. My oldest brother was killed by a drunk driver while he pushed my other brother out of the way. He was only 7 years old.
I have always written. I've kept journals. Even when I was in jail, I still have them. And I've transposed them to disc to share with my son when he's 18.
I hope you enjoy my writings. Some are dark. Some are humorous. But, they all will be a part of me. Don't be cruel. Be sensitive. I believe that writing as well as painting, shows us in our naked bodies. Some of us are fat and ugly and some are skinny and ugly. But, we all have feelings. Pain is too real for you to dismiss it as "constructive". Pain is Pain. Ugly is Ugly.
Tell me what I can do to improve. Give me suggestions on direction and I will thank you.
GOD bless you all. Thank you.
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