Friday, 5/24/13: Her name means “Bringer of peace,” but they named a hurricane after her. Some might say appropriately. It’s a birthday tribute to my mother and comedy partner, Irene, featuring members of her infamous brood in this extra-special edition of Headlock Press. Hit a link and grab a rake—along with a slice of birthday cake.
Friday, 5/17/13: Cranky, Cranky, Cranky in this issue of Headlock Press. Hit the link and get ready to duck.
Friday, 5/10/13: Wheels of all shapes and sizes are headed in many different directions from the travel terminal at Headlock Press. Climb aboard and hold on.
Monday, 5/6/13: Today, Headlock Press begins its new four-part series, Dirt Bag City, by John Paul Carillo. High quality, low-rent comedy that only a tight-ass could have a problem with. Find it in our short story section next to the bottom-shelf beer. Comes with a free introduction by well-known raconteur, Sal Chizzano. Here’s the link.
Friday, 5/3/13: Mostly Boasting today from the loveable blowhards at Headlock Press.
Friday, 4/26/13: Oddities (and Entities) in this issue of Headlock Press, a fit place for square pegs.
Friday, 4/19/13: Snacks and Such in today's tales and tidbits from Headlock Press.
Wednesday, 4/10/13: Fact and Fantasy in this cruel, unusual, and darkly comical issue of Headlock Press.
Thursday, 4/4/13: Homes and Gardens, better and otherwise, in this issue of Headlock Press.
Sunday, 3/31/13: Opening Day for Baseball. We at Headlock Press pay proper tribute. Play ball, baby.
Friday, 3/22/13: Birth and Rebirth in this spring break edition of Headlock Press.
Saturday, 3/9/13: Henry, back by popular demand. Part 4: A Flair for the Game. In the Home Games section.
Thursday, 3/7/13: Home and Away in this issue of Headlock Press. Come on in from the cold, grab a glass, a plate, pull up to the table and have a listen to stories old and new.
Tuesday, 3/5/13: Henry, Part 3: Innovator. History being made in our Home Games section.
Thursday, 2/28/13: Worries, Real and Imagined, in this issue of Headlock Press. Take that chill pill you've been saving, cool yourself out, peruse at a leisurely pace, and refuse to take things too seriously.
Sunday, 2/24/13: Henry, Part 2: Artist and Ambassador, in our Home Games section.
2/21/13: Animal Behavior in this issue of Headlock Press. Wipe your paws and wash behind your ears before you dig in.
2/13/13: A Literary Celebration of The Three Stooges: A First. An early Valentine’s Day present from your friends at Headlock Press. Better than anything you can buy from the Hallmark Company, soitenly! Hit a link and get ready to duck.
2/7/13: Self-Inspection in this issue of Headlock Press, where we're always striving to march forward.
2/3/13: The Song of Swami Bradley: A Word Opera. Now in convenient bite-sized pieces. Today: Overture and Act 1, with a Foreword and Afterword by Dominick Quartuccio. (See: Spiritual Wrestling section.)
Thursday, 1/24/13: Lagging Style and Lapsing Manners are on display in this issue of Headlock Press.
Thursday, 1/17/13: Days of Reckoning in the new edition of Headlock Press. Are you ready?
Tuesday, 1/15/13: An interview with a long-suffering editor in today's Opinions section. Read it and weep (in sympathy).
Thursday, 1/10/13: Matters of Time and Eternity in this special issue of Headlock Press. Read it now, while it’s still in the present tense.
Monday, 1/7/13: Meet (or avoid) the Neighbors in this Welcome Wagon edition of Headlock Press.
Sunday, 12/30/12: Looking forward, looking back, and, of course, getting drunk and acting stupid in this New Year's edition of Headlock Press.
Monday, 12/24/12: A few chestnuts for you to snack on this Christmas Eve, courtesy of Headlock Press.
Thursday, 12/20/12: Birth, Death, and Points In Between in this apocalyptic issue of Headlock Press. Read and dig the living end.
Thursday, 12/13/12: Take the “From Innocence to Experience” tour in this issue of Headlock Press. Try to ignore the pouting of that stubborn non-participant, Peter Pan, from his perch in Never-Never Land.
Friday, 12/7/12: Challenges, taken up and shirked, in this issue of Headlock Press.
Thursday, 11/29/12: Get On Your Feet for this ready, willing, and sometimes disabled edition of Headlock Press.
Thursday, 11/22/12: A couple of Thanksgiving psalms in this special holiday edition of Headlock Press.
Friday, 11/16/12: With the busiest travel week upon us, Headlock Press is offering our readers a free lift in our Driving issue. Climb aboard and go with us to unplanned destinations.
Thursday, 11/8/12: Adding up the Aftermath in this issue of Headlock Press. Mathletes welcome, as well as everyone else.
Tuesday, 11/6/12: Headlock Press puts forward our own write-in candidate in today's special Election Day message.
Thursday, 11/1/12: Come to the Headlock Press post-Halloween party and listen to tales both true and conjured that are bound to keep you up well past your bedtime.
Thursday, 10/25/12: Breakdowns and Breakouts in this issue of Headlock Press.
Thursday, 10/18/12: Kids of All Sizes in this issue of Headlock Press.
Friday, 10/12/12: All You Need (and then some) in this issue of Headlock Press.
Thursday, 9/4/12: Appearance and Disappearance in this issue of Headlock Press, where we are not responsible for items lost, stolen, or misrepresented.
Tuesday, 9/25/12: Give into temptation and read Headlock Press' latest issue: Powers of Attraction.
Thursday, 9/20/12: Family Concerns in this issue of Headlock Press: reality entertainment without cues and cameras.
Friday, 9/14/12: Owners and occupants in the latest issue of Headlock Press, where we do our best to pay our rent on time.
Saturday, 9/8/12: Daydreams and night visions today on Headlock Press.
Friday, 8/31/12: It's back to work for the Headlock Press staff writers, who get the job done in today's special Labor Day weekend issue.
Sunday, 8/26/12: A song of departure at summer's end in today's Home Games section of Headlock Press.
Friday, 8/24/12: "A Thousand Kindnesses," from the Basque Country and beyond, in today's Away Games section of Headlock Press.
Saturday, 8/18/12: Come on an unexpected musical adventure with The World´s Weirdest Street Band, today in the Away Games section of Headlock Press.
Friday, 8/17/12: One from the Away Games vault, today on Headlock Press. Call it a "golden oldie" from your friend, The Wanderer, as he gets "around, ´round, ´round, ´round, ´round, ´round, ´round."
Wednesday, 8/15/12: As the world returns home after its games, old rifts reappear--maybe this time ripe for repair. Still trying to call a fair game in the Opinions section here at Headlock Press. How about you?
Monday, 8/13/12: Olympic closing ceremonies, far from Mt. Olympus, in today´s Away Games section of Headlock Press.
Saturday, 8/11/12: As this Olympics approaches its finish line, we at Headlock Press offer an exclusive gallery of colorful Olympic snapshots in today´s Opinions section, where "the constant variety of sports" is on display.
Friday, 8/10/12: The U.S. men´s Olympic basketball team is looked on with shock and awe in today´s Away Games section of Headlock Press, where games can sometimes be frightening events.
Thursday, 8/9/12: A cultural exchange between representatives from the United States and Ethiopia in the Basque Country of Spain in today´s Away Games section of Headlock Press.
Monday, 8/6/12: Did anybody seriously think a guy named "Bolt" was going to get beat to any finish line? Come on, now. It´s a name and script, as they say, straight out of a Hollywood script. Today, in the Away Games section of Headlock Press, we have two very, very special commentators to lend their opinions to Mr. Bolt´s great accomplishments. In its continuing Olympic coverage, Headlock Press today brings you a little thunder to go along with your lightning.
Saturday, 8/4/12: The disqualified top-seeds in the women´s Olympic badminton tournament give it right back to their accusers, the dim-witted International Olympic Committee, in an exclusive with Headlock Press. See the Comments below the editorial "Net of Deceit" in the Opinions section.
Friday, 8/3/12: A net of deceit in the Olympic badminton scandal is wondered about in today´s Olympic report in the Opinions section of Headlock Press, where we keep a close eye on our shuttlecocks.
Thursday, 8/2/12: It´s an doubleheader today at Headlock Press, with a very special report in our Away Games section. Nothing like watching a well-played game on a warm summer´s day. Yes, sir.
Thursday, 8/2/12: We do some lab tests in the Olympic pool in today´s Opinions section of Headlock Press, where we like to keep things as clean as possible.
Wednesday, 8/1/12: A little love laurel in honor of Olympic women athletes in today´s Poetry section of Headlock Press, where we save our exclamation points for when the mood is right.
Tuesday, 7/31/12: Headlock Press takes on The New York Times, today, in a non-sanctioned bout in a special ring we´ve set up in our Opinions section. We´ll let the readership be the scoring judges. But don´t be surprised if we shock and amaze ya.
Monday, 7/30/12: Important breaking news from the Olympic Games in London England in a Headlock Press exclusive; read all about it now in the Away Games section as the story unfolds.
Sunday, 7/29/12: A contruction blueprint of quite another sort in today´s Away Games section of Headlock Press.
Saturday, 7/28/12: Usain Bolt, the flamboyant world-record-holding sprinter from Jamaica, along with a well-known English playwright and others, is the subject of today´s thoughts in the Opinions section of Headlock Press, where we like to take a stab at things with our inked spears and shake things up.
Friday, 7/27/12: An important Olympic announcement in today´s Opinions section of Headlock Press. Your sports viewing may never be the same after reading the news.
Wednesday, 7/25/2012: Praise for the Department of Motor Vehicles, of all places, from far across the sea, in the Away Games section of today´s edition of Headlock Press, where the unusual, by now, should be expected.
Tuesday, 7/24/12: Randy Newman and surprise guests visit a small, northern Spanish town in the mountains by the sea in in today´s Away Games section of Headlock Press.
Monday, 7/23/12: The Problem With Parades, filed from our foreign office in Spain, in today´s Away Games section of Headlock Press.
Friday, 7/20/12: The first installment from the Basque Country in northern Spain in today´s Away Games section of Headlock Press.
Wednesday, 7/11/12: “Dear Landlord, Part 2: Property Holdings” today on Headlock Press, as well as a little something for the staff in the way of “Office Bonuses” in the Home Games section our special mid-summer wrap-up issue.
Monday, 7/9/12: Since Headlock Press will soon be doing some extended traveling in the rural countryside, we’ve decided to first take a quick field trip to some urban places with our “In the City” issue. But, please: stay together; we wouldn’t want anyone to get lost in the crowd.
Thursday, 7/5/12: All kinds of kid stuff in today’s edition of Headlock Press. Play a little hooky from whatever you’re doing and goof off with us for a little while.
July 4, 2012: Readers of Headlock Press: I reworked this short piece after I heard the news of Andy Griffith's death the other day. Here's the theme music to introduce the essay (cue bass and whistling):
Andy Griffith, an icon of Small-town, U.S.A. died the other day. I visited Andy Griffith's home town in North Carolina a few months ago, the town that was the inspiration for the now legendary "Mayberry." See “Dealing in the Idyllic” in our Away Games section for a tiny slice of Americana to go along with your apple pie on this Independence Day.
Tuesday, 7/3/12: Headlock Press would like to wish everyone a very happy Landlord’s Day, which, as you know, is fittingly celebrated on the eve of Independence Day. Today Headlock Press pays tribute to our very own Landlord in our Home Games section. It is the first part of a two-part, full-contact tale that is “based on a true story,” as television executives are fond of saying. (And don’t we all look to TV executives for truth?) Today’s Valentine, though, comes with a warning: “The following is not suitable reading for anyone who is ever willing to settle for second place.” So it’s “Read at your own risk” today, kids. Best of luck.
Saturday, 6/30/12: Headlock Press is proud to announce the winner of its one-day poetry contest. The prize goes to a car salesman, of all people. Congratulations to our winner; we hope he enjoys his "previously owned" set of steak knives. See the winning entry in our poetry section. And remember: Always Be Closing, Bubula.
Thursday, 6/28/12: Old, new, and others in this edition of Headlock Press, where we try to follow the writing axiom to “make it new,” but don’t neglect our prized, personal history books while doing it.
Friday, 6/22/12: "The Atheist Dialogues" begin today in our Spiritual Wrestling section. First in a series. Come see Don Rickles take on The Enlightened. It’s fun, free, and refreshments will be served, in theory, at least.
Fathers’ Day, Sunday, 6/17/12: The Rigmaster General, Salvatore Rocco Agostino, Jr., gets his due in today’s special Fathers’ Day edition of Headlock Press. Bring your own dad along to join in the fun happening right now in our Home Games section.
Friday, 6/15/12: The Book of Bradley, Part 2. As always, Headlock Press assumes no responsibility for any lost or stolen items from your psyche if you choose to partake of Bradleyworld. Enter at your own risk.
Tuesday, 6/12/12: This special mid-week edition of Headlock Press is filled with “found” writing: shiny stones we were lucky enough to stumble over, save, and can’t keep ourselves from sharing with our readers.
Friday, 6/8/12: Headlock Press is excited to announce, in today’s issue, what we think is a new, major literary event. Of sorts. Details are just a click away.
Wednesday, 6/6/12: ATTENTION: ALL PERSONAL AT HEADLOCK PRESS. THERE IS AN ESSENTIAL MEETING TODAY AT THE HEADLOCK OFFICES. SEE THE HOME GAMES SECTION FOR THE OFFICIAL OFFICE MEMO. IT WILL EXPLAIN ALL THE DETAILS.
Tuesday, 6/5/12: The tale of the ship’s doctor and the galley cook in today’s Home Games section of Headlock Press, where sometimes you don’t need to travel farther than the front porch to find adventure.
Sunday, 6/3/12: A gathering of legends in today’s Home Games section of Headlock Press, where one is all you need for both company and a crowd.
Thursday, 5/31/12: Songs of the Unsung are performed in this issue of Headlock Press, where the unlooked for, ignored, and out-of-the-way get a chance to speak up and have their say.
Tuesday, 5/29/12: An uninvited guest is given the seat of honor at a Memorial Day party in today’s Home Games section of Headlock Press.
Monday, 5/28/12: Special Memorial Day sale on a fabulous new item now available in the Opinions section of Headlock Press.
Sunday, 5/27/12: An off-kilter tribute that only a left-handed sculptor could create in the Away Games section of this special Memorial Day edition of Headlock Press.
Friday, 5/25/12: Headlock Press is “rockin’ in two by two” in this week’s issue, Pairing Off.
Thursday, 5/24/12: Bob Dylan’s birthday is observed today in the Opinions section of Headlock Press, in a brief song of praise.
Saturday, 5/19/12: Optimism, cynicism, and the way it is. It's reader's choice in this issue of Headlock Press.
Thursday 5/10/12: It’s family time this Mothers’ Day weekend at the Headlock Press picnic grounds, and if you pack a flask or two in with your sandwiches and pie, we won’t say anything.
Wednesday, 5/9/12: Here is your invitation to a Baltimore Horror Costume Ball on the Night of 101 Drinks, held in the Away Games section of Headlock Press.
Tuesday, 5/8/12: "Lincoln, Lincoln, I've been thinking...," in today's Home Games section of Headlock Press.
Sunday, 5/6/12: A brief guided tour through areas of Baltimore that you won’t find in any of the brochures at the City’s Tourist Office. Get your tickets in the Away Games section of Headlock Press. Also some post-party advice in "Making it to Seis de Mayo" in the Home Games section.
Thursday, 5/3/12: God and Country get their marching orders from the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Headlock Press, where rank has no privileges and our troops have a very unique sense of protocol.
4/29/12: A brief guide to the path of success is offered in today’s Opinions filling station of Headlock Press, where if we don’t know the directions to someplace, we’ll make ‘em up.
Thursday, 4/26/12: Things are heating up at Headlock Press with our “Desire” issue. Get a cool drink and partake, vicariously or otherwise.
Sunday, 4/22/12: Creation's constant call to the artist in today's Home Games section of Headlock Press. Get out there and get your hands dirty.
Thursday, 4/19/12: Dreams, plans, wonderings, and wanderings are the subject of this week’s issue of Headlock Press, where we are dedicated to the on-going fight against all forms of yawning.
Sunday, 4/15/12: Tonight’s hymn, sung by the Headlock Press Choir in our Spiritual Wrestling chapel, concerns itself with a certain junkman of great renown, the patron saint of salvage. (Cue harmonica and organ.)
Saturday, 4/14/12: The tale of “The Human Ostrich” is told in today’s Creative Non-Fiction section of Headlock Press, for anyone who ever wanted to run away and join the circus, or if you just happen to be a fan of human curiosities and carnival sideshows.
Friday, 4/13/12: Individuality and herd instincts are lassoed in the fields of this week’s edition of Headlock Press. Come on out and enjoy the round-up—but watch where you step.
Saturday, 4/7/12: A Good Friday full moon as seen from a cabin in the mountains of Virginia, along with a special guest, in today's Away Games section of Headlock Press.
Thursday, 4/5/12: The three R's: Rebirth, Renewal, and Resurrection in this week's special Easter/Passover edition of Headlock Press.
Thursday, 3/29/12: If you like college sports, but are sick of hearing the pure of heart bitch about scholarships and make speeches about “The Meaning of Education,” today’s offering in the Opinions section of Headlock Press is for you.
Wednesday, 3/28/12: A sports investment opportunity is offered in today’s Home Games section of Headlock Press, where you can find out how to get involved at the conception stage.
Tuesday, 3/27/12: A quick guide to betting on student-athletes at institutions of higher learning, in today’s Home Games section of Headlock Press, where we’re not afraid to open our books or share our lesson plans.
Sunday, 3/25/12: A brief note on the art of thank you in today's Home Games section.
Sunday, 3/25/12: Golden calves, golden arches, gold-label tequila, and other things that glitter in this guest article in the Spiritual Wrestling section of Headlock Press.
Thursday, 3/22/12: For a sure bet, put your money on Headlock Press’ gambling issue, free at a computer or racetrack near you.
Monday, 3/19/12: Drips and drags are discussed in this tiny caution in our Opinions section.
Sunday, 3/18/12: We like to think of controversy as one of our chief enterprises here at Headlock Press, as you can read in the latest article in our Spiritual Wrestling section, “Going By The Book.” Neutrality just isn’t in our nature, regardless of what etiquette manuals might recommend.
Thursday, 3/15/12: We set our sights on both hunters and the hunted in this sure-shot, can’t-miss edition of Headlock Press.
Wednesday, 3/14/12: It’s a day after the deep South presidential primaries and we at Headlock Press offer some post-game analysis of the mud-wrestling match between politics and religion in our new “Spiritual Wrestling” section.
Tuesday, 3/13/12: The Great Kobayashi gobbles up another eating record. See the comments under "The Hunger for Greatness" in our Opinions section for details.
Sunday, 3/11/12: We kick off our new section of Headlock Press, Spiritual Wrestling, with the essay, “Wrestling With God.” Grab a good seat (maybe not in the front row—you know how those wresting matches can go) and enjoy this first bout on the card.
Friday, 3/9/12: It’s spring ahead with Daylight Savings Time this weekend, and Headlock Press is looking ahead with everybody’s favorite springtime topic: the many sides of amore. Get a nip of it while it’s in the bud and beat the rush.
Saturday, 3/3/12: A tourist’s snapshot of a peaceful piece of New York City for those in the market for such things in today’s Home Games section of Headlock Press.
Friday, 3/2/12: Finger pointing in various directions is examined in this issue of Headlock Press, where we might not be able to guide you in the right direction, but we’ll try, at least, not to point you in the wrong one.
Wednesday, 2/29/12: Celebrate Leap Year by trying this recipe from the Home Games kitchen of Headlock Press. It promises to be one of the best holiday celebrations you’re ever likely to have.
Sunday, 2/26/12: “The Youth of A Thousand Summers” is the title of this evening’s hymn sung by The Headlock Press Choir in our Home Games chapel. Something to hum yourselves to sleep by.
Friday, 2/24/12: Matters of style, and lack thereof, are taken up in this issue of Headlock Press. Fashion show flea market to follow.
Friday, 2/17/12: The philosopher Anselm said, “God is beyond that which can be thought.” But that won’t keep us at Headlock Press from trying. Dogma is taken on in our new Religion issue, and we hope to provoke thought as well as some laughter from both the heavenly and earthly minded among us.
Friday, 2/10/12: Identities—lost, found, stolen, searched for, and better left alone—are hunted down, uncovered, and revealed by the Headlock Bureau of Investigation as part of our Freedom of Information policy. Just don’t call us “Private Dicks,” if you don’t mind.
Friday, 2/3/12: On the threshold of America’s biggest holiday, Super Sunday (if the TV ratings are to be believed), we at Headlock Press are offering a special non-football sports edition, in the interest of keeping the score as even as possible.
Friday, 1/27/12: Money matters get a going over in this issue of Headlock Press, where we believe in open books and unbalanced ledgers.
Thursday, 1/19/12: Various disorders are discussed and examined in funhouse mirrors in this edition of Headlock Press.
Thursday, 1/5/12: Hop in with us at Headlock Press and come for a ride in our Car and Driver issue. Stretch out and leave the steering to us.
Saturday, 12/31/11: Some acquaintances, old and new, you might like to forget. A warming tale for the New Year in the Short Stories section.
Monday, 12/26/11: Headlock Press is holding our own special After-Christmas Sale. See our advertisement in the Home Games section.
Friday, 12/23/11: Some unusual nuggets to chew on along with your roasted chestnuts in this special holiday edition of Headlock Press where, like Sally Brown, “All we want is what’s coming to us; all we want is our fair share.”
Friday, 12/16/11: During this season of harmony and sales strategies, we at Headlock Press are offering you a special collaboration issue, where various authors whistle while they work together, with some rhythmic group grunting added to keep you in step to the beat of holiday buying.
Friday, 12/9/11: Our international correspondents report on foreign affairs in this edition of Headlock Press, where we’ve never met a stranger, but have certainly witnessed some strange behavior.
Friday, 12/2/11: Untamed moments, captured and put on display in this issue of Headlock Press, where we encourage you to come as close as you dare and indulge your curiosity.
Friday, 11/18/11: News, sports, and weather in this week’s edition of Headlock Press, where we pride ourselves on our reporting style being skewed and unbalanced.
Friday, 11/11/11: “A person of experience is never at the mercy of a person with an argument,” is the theme of today’s Veterans Day special issue of Headlock Press. It is also Armistice Day, the day meant to mark the end of “The war to end all wars” nearly a century ago. Hasn’t quite worked out that way, but here’s hoping.
And they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks:
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore (Isaiah 2:4).
Tuesday, 11/8/11: Epitaph: The great heavyweight champion, Joe Frazier, wanted to come out for the 15th round in Manila against Ali, even though his eyes were so swollen that he couldn’t see. Despite Joe’s protests, his trainer, Eddie Futch, couldn’t let him continue. “No one will forget what you did here,” Futch told Joe. A perfect epitaph for a man who was an icon of determination. Something for all of us to aspire to. Joe Frazier died yesterday. We have a couple of flowers for him in our poetry section.
Friday, 10/28/11: Invited guests visit and interlopers barge in unannounced this week at Headlock Press, where all will be greeted at the door with either a smile or a grimace, depending on who you are and what you bring.
Friday, 10/21/11: The old folks visit us in this week’s issue of Headlock Press, where we play Bingo for real money, insist the cashier in the supermarket go over every item on our receipts with us, and use the turn signals in our big, green Buicks whenever we damn well feel like it.
Friday, 10/14/11: The element of surprise is ready to be sprung in this issue of Headlock Press, where even the cupcakes have dancers poised to pop out of them.
Friday, 10/7/11: We are offering our latest arrivals in this issue of Headlock Press—the freshest syllables, words, sentences, and paragraphs we could find. Written in the morning, edited in the afternoon, printed in the evening, and delivered to you, still damp with today’s pre-dawn dew.
Friday, 9/23/11: The food service industry is grilled, fried, poached, garnished, and reviewed in this week’s edition of Headlock Press, where everything is made by hand and employees are strongly encouraged to wash up before returning to work after using the facilities.
Friday, 9/16/11: Storms of all types are charted in this issue of Headlock Press. Learn how to survive, endure, and even laugh at the weather when everything around is threatening or swirling or crashing. Some new tunes to whistle while you’re picking up the day-after debris.
Friday, 9/9/11: It’s a back-to-school issue of Headlock Press, filled with field day events in which both teachers and students alike participate. We have an open-campus policy, so feel free to drop in and visit, and leave the dropping out to others.
Saturday, 9/3/11: A nod and a wink, with a side order of snicker and sizzle, for the labor force on Labor Day weekend, as we return to the magazine format at Headlock Press, where our one rule is “Don’t work too hard."
Go back, by the magic of the printed word, and accompany me on my daily travel misadventures throughout the past summer, in the "Away Games" section right here at Headlock Press. The trip began June 16 with the first installment, "The Scramble North." (Hit the "Show Archive" button in the Away Games section to take the full tour.) If you ever feel like you've lost your way, you'll feel a lot better after seeing how I bumble through my various trips. It may seem like a sight-seeing tour in a custom-made clown car, but you know clown cars: there's room for everyone.
And, please, browse through the archives and read what you haven’t gotten to yet. This is literature of the entertaining type, and will last until the cockroaches finally take over the earth. Then—who knows?—if they’re enlightened cockroaches, it all might still be read during the coming insect millennium. Until then, read up, digest, then comment on the various meals you’ve partaken of. We’ll take care of the cockroaches.
News: The second edition of my book about writing poetry, Created Writing: Poetry From New Angles is now available for purchase. The second edition, in my estimation, is twice as good as the first edition, since there are twice the amount of poems and new writing in this edition. The poems were culled from over a dozen years of editing and publishing student writing. The best of the best. A good number of the poems have appeared right here at Headlock Press. Teachers who wish to get a free desk copy to review should contact Pearson Publishing at www.pearson.com. Most other people will have to pony-up their hard-earned or lazily-gathered dollars for the book. And let me say, modestly, and in my best infomercial voice, that it will be the most rewarding investment you’re ever likely to make.