Graduate of The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina. Now actively managing timber and agricultural property in Allendale county South Carolina and coastal properties in the Bluffton/Hilton Head area. Served as an executive with agencies delivering programs for physically and sexually abused children and their families for over 25 years including the Children's Division of the American Humane Association, Denver, Co., and the South Carolina Council on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Writing Interests, Goals & Published Works:
Poetry, song writing, flash fiction. Plan to publish a chapbook of poetry in 2011. Have received awards in competitions and been published by the Poetry Society of South Carolina.
Continue to play and perform with rock & roll/ rhythm and blues bands.
Ways BAF Might Be Helpful To You:
Gain insights and techniques from other writers, as well as ways to increase published works. Consider video as a medium for poetics.
Byung-Chul Han argues that love, sex, and even theory are disappearing in consumer cultures because our systems of finances and behaviors erode the Other in favor of sameness.
Late night TV in the US often has commercials for telephone party lines. One that airs frequently in my market has a young blond woman who is home and does not want to go out to meet men. Her presentation is always sexualized with brightly painted pouty lips, a body-hugging mini-dress, and a welcoming expression on her face. The narrator promises that she can skip the bars if she just calls, and she can be…