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Giving away IMMORTALITY this weekend on Amazon!

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry sperling Sep 14, 2013. 1 Reply

Greetings, Fellowmen. Just letting you know I'm giving away my book "IMMORTALITY (and other short stories)" this weekend (Sept. 13-15). I'm currently being beaten on the "top 100 free" list by a…Continue

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Fight back against school Bullying and Violence with Art

Started Jun 1, 2013 0 Replies

Hey, AoM community!If there was a creative way to fight back against bullying and violence in schools, would you want to be a part of it? I wrote a short film called LOCKER 212 that purports to do…Continue

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is it okay to use fear to get your kids to do what you want?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Mar 25, 2013. 27 Replies

I wrote a blog post over at joshbarkey.com about this, but I'm curious about y'alls thoughts. Here's the link, in case…Continue

Tags: sons, fear, children, fathering, parenting

Should the goal of premarital counseling be to talk people out of it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alpha Romero Jan 12, 2012. 28 Replies

I wrote a blog post a couple days ago entitled, "Scare the Quit Out of Them," and I'm…Continue

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"My novel JAYCE is currently 1/2 price for paperback on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/lf4l6v4"
Dec 16, 2014
Pale Horse replied to Josh Barkey's discussion How to get a girl to let you kiss her
"   She was hot, but she wasn't a very good sport.  I don't think she found me funny in the least.  I think I heard her friend giggle after the two boyfriends line."
Jan 10, 2014
Pale Horse replied to Josh Barkey's discussion How to get a girl to let you kiss her
"I could have a couple days ago.  I was in a line, and I saw a chick behind me who was about an 8.5.  So I told her, "Wow, you must be a speeding ticket, 'cause you've got 'fine, fine, fine' written all over…"
Jan 10, 2014
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Giving away IMMORTALITY this weekend on Amazon!

Greetings, Fellowmen. Just letting you know I'm giving away my book "IMMORTALITY (and other short stories)" this weekend (Sept. 13-15). I'm currently being beaten on the "top 100 free" list by a bunch of badly-written erotica.Do a brother a favor and pick it up! http://www.amazon.com/IMMORTALITY-OTHER-SHORT-STORIES-ebook/dp/B00BXPULZU/See More
Sep 14, 2013
Josh Barkey posted a discussion

Fight back against school Bullying and Violence with Art

Hey, AoM community!If there was a creative way to fight back against bullying and violence in schools, would you want to be a part of it? I wrote a short film called LOCKER 212 that purports to do just that, and I'd love it if you could check it out. Here's the LINK to our CAMPAIGN on KICKSTARTER.We've got a KILLER cast and crew (see video of my man NICK SEARCY pluggin' it, below), but it's been…See More
Jun 1, 2013
Penelope replied to Josh Barkey's discussion is it okay to use fear to get your kids to do what you want?
"Eh, I know it when I see it. Another fault I have with my abstinence education was that my school and church brought in outsiders to teach the subject. It was very much a separate thing, rather than a regular part of the science, social studies, and…"
Mar 25, 2013
Penelope replied to Josh Barkey's discussion is it okay to use fear to get your kids to do what you want?
"Aside: One of the hardest parts to understand of "Love and Responsibility" is how Wojtyla reconciles his "knowledge is a necessary precursor to love" with courtship practices in his (relatively early, as he was writing) days and…"
Mar 25, 2013
Penelope replied to Josh Barkey's discussion is it okay to use fear to get your kids to do what you want?
"I guess I'm thinking from the religious perspective. The government can use its public health metrics. From the religious perspective, not that it's actually quantifiable, you'd see whether people were still married, and whether they…"
Mar 25, 2013
Penelope replied to Josh Barkey's discussion is it okay to use fear to get your kids to do what you want?
"I did consider all of that. There was a bit of Pascal's wager to my final conclusion, such as it was. Something for the OP to keep in mind is that the government measures the success of sex ed in numbers of teen pregnancies and incidence of…"
Mar 25, 2013
Penelope replied to Josh Barkey's discussion is it okay to use fear to get your kids to do what you want?
"My problem with the "fear" aspect of my abstinence education, which sounds a lot like yours, is that it used outdated and wrong medical information. I don't have a problem with giving kids accurate and up-to-date information on the…"
Mar 25, 2013
Rob replied to Josh Barkey's discussion is it okay to use fear to get your kids to do what you want?
"Aside from STDs which several others have already mentioned, I can think of rather a lot of possibilities just from having witnessed them 2nd-hand, including... Being held financially-responsible for children whose lives he'll never be allowed…"
Mar 25, 2013
Rob replied to Josh Barkey's discussion is it okay to use fear to get your kids to do what you want?
"Emotions, even negative ones, are not bad in and of themselves. It's when the wrong emotion is triggered in a situation that they turn problematic. All emotions have contexts where they fit, and where they do not fit. Fear of sex would be a…"
Mar 25, 2013
StaggerLee replied to Josh Barkey's discussion is it okay to use fear to get your kids to do what you want?
"I wouldn't really call what you are describing as fear because practically any common sense decision would then become simply an expression of fear. I'm sure you could describe life that way, but it is a pretty bleak existence. I think…"
Mar 25, 2013
Josh Barkey commented on thehuhman's group North Carolina
"Hey, Fellow NC-ers. I just released a book called IMMORTALITY (and other short stories). Click the link if you'd like to check it out. Thanks!"
Mar 25, 2013
Josh Barkey replied to Josh Barkey's discussion is it okay to use fear to get your kids to do what you want?
"Which, you would have seen was my point :)"
Mar 25, 2013

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Painting, Reading, Writing, and all sorts of other manly stuff, like snowboarding and soccer and tennis and, um, chess.
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All of 'em. Right now, mostly screenwriting books.
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Working on that :) So far all I've written are some shorts, but we'll get to it.
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IMMORTALITY (and other short stories)

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 6:29am 0 Comments

After two years of writing, writing, and more rewriting than I even want to think about, I am happy (and terrified) to present IMMORTALITY (and other short stories) for your purchasing pleasure...

Not Quite All There: on writing and being an introvert

Posted on December 29, 2011 at 11:14am 2 Comments

I know I'm a writer when I walk up to the gorgeous blonde TSA agent and my very first thought is, "I'm gonna to have to remember to write that you know you're in Los Angeles when even the TSA agents look like movie stars."



I don't say it out loud, of course. I'm a writer, after all, not an actor.



So what if she's flashing a million-dollar smile at me and my ridiculously cute son? So what if it's midnight and the place is deserted and there's no rush; and…

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when twice again they died

Posted on July 30, 2011 at 11:54am 0 Comments

Author's Note: This is not a happy story. It does not end well. In spite of all this, however, it is a love story





This is perhaps the greatest and most important mystery of them all. You must not try to solve it. But by thinking on it, you may come a little closer to something beautiful, and true. 



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Paddy the bear sat slumped on the corner shelf under a press of thin, hard-cover books; which leaned against his back and…

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the man who had no heart

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments

There was a time when I thought that maybe my dad didn't have a soul. And if he was not soulless, then I was absolutely positive he had no heart.



When he was just a little boy, both of my dad's parents got tuberculosis. They went off to a sanitarium and he and his sister went to stay at an aunt and uncle's house. They had a bit of a mini-farm, and as a result my dad ended up with farm animals running around in his bloodstream.



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At 8:37am on February 23, 2010, Myles Bancroft said…
Good deal. The Barkey's were our neighbors in PNG where my dad was an aircraft mechanic. Good to see some Waxhaw representation on AoM.
At 9:45pm on February 22, 2010, Myles Bancroft said…
Hey Josh, welcome to AoM. I'm a fellow Waxhaw native, now living in Ohio. Good luck with your diner search. I was trying to think of one. All my old friends in Charlotte loved to eat in dives. Been too long since I've lived there or my memory is shot - one or the other. PS - are you related to Eric Barkey?
At 3:50pm on February 20, 2010, thehuhman said…
Also, Josh, I noticed in your profile that you're living in NC. There is now an "NC Group" page, and it has the most members of any other state group! Help us keep the lead, by joining today. The only requirement is that you live in NC!. If interested, here's the link: NORTH CAROLINA AoM GROUP
At 3:49pm on February 20, 2010, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM community, Josh. We're glad to have you aboard.
At 9:11pm on February 19, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Josh. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
 
 
 

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