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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. 26 Replies

I wrote a blog post over at 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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Painting, Reading, Writing, and all sorts of other manly stuff, like snowboarding and soccer and tennis and, um, chess.
All of 'em. Right now, mostly screenwriting books.
Working on that :) So far all I've written are some shorts, but we'll get to it.
I dig the mellow. The live mellow. Yum.
"Suck it up, Princess, and make me some Pie!"

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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…


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. 


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


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.

It wasn't too long after we were settled into…


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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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