Unsolicited: Self-Promotion Blues

Hey welcome to Unsolicited, a new monthly addition to Mindful of Madness where I’ll spend a bit of time every month talking about what’s going on in my life and artistic pursuits. I’ll talk about writing and comedy and maybe even photography, always with the cynical, hard-nosed humor I work really hard to keep out … Continue reading Unsolicited: Self-Promotion Blues

Updates and Announcements:

Happy Monday everybody! We’re picking up steam here over at mindful of madness and by “we” I mean myself, my long suffering wife, Brittney, who toils through editing my first drafts and of course our intrepid feline ward Zuzu, who generally just gets in the way when I’m trying to type. I want to say … Continue reading Updates and Announcements:

The Man with the Case Pt. 2

Las Vegas 1970 ​“Smothers, you listening?” Jimmy P snapped his fingers in front of Brock’s face. ​“Yeah Jimmy, I’m listening.”  “Good, he’s gonna be here any minute, so go down to the loading dock and wait for him. When he gets here, bring him up to Don Carlito’s office.” ​“How will I know it’s him?” Brock asked. … Continue reading The Man with the Case Pt. 2

The Man with the Case Pt. 1

Sicily 1895 AD Giuseppe lounged in a cushioned chair and sipped wine thoughtfully in the late autumn sun. Servants in white smocks and wide brimmed hats toiled in the vineyard below. Someone, one of his grandchildren no doubt, cranked a subtle aria filtered through the speaker of a Victrola s omewhere in the villa behind him. Giuseppe did … Continue reading The Man with the Case Pt. 1