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.
I figured, in the case of The Clash, there were no new tales to tell. Sean Egan’s The Clash on The Clash, however, offers a compelling counter-argument.
In September 1983, completely against character, Clash founder and guitarist Mick Jones showed up for rehearsal on time, only to be sacked by Joe Strummer, with a nod of assent from Paul Simonon. The drama and hilarity that preceded this end-of-an-era incident is well-documented: see Pat Gilbert’s Passion Is a Fashion (2004), Chris Salewicz’s Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer (2006), the exhaustive work of Marcus Gray, two dozen titles by Clash-de-campers and fanatics…