About Verbal


I am a single Dad, raising two teenage daughters. I like to read. I like to write. I spend way too much time staring at the night sky. And a little too much time watching baseball. Anything else you'd like to know, ask. I'm not exactly an open book, but I like to talk, and I like to listen.

I value playfulness, in sex and in writing and in life. I am fond of light bondage, blindfolds, lingerie, toys. I love to tease. I have a serious thing about playing with pearls, I have no idea where it comes from, something to do with straddling the borderlands between classy and filthy.

I do not cyber. I may flirt, and while I love to talk about sex, I love to talk about almost anything. Someone lovely, poised and graceful has entered my life. She is a gift, a poem, and all I desire. Respect that.

I tend to go onto Lush for quick visits to check my email and timeline and look around the Forums. So if you BB me and I don't respond, or don't talk for very long, please don't take it personally. Write me an email and I will be happy to receive it, and to respond. I love email because it is so similar to writing letters, back in the day. My kids say only old people email anymore. They are probably right.

The avatar is David Foster Wallace, one of my favorite writers. His best book, Infinite Jest, is an overwritten, self-indulgent mess, and being kind of a self-indulgent mess myself, I can relate. :)

“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”
— Stephen King

"Every love story is a ghost story." - David Foster Wallace

Verbal Incandenza
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship with LaylaJune
Inside your head, Colorado, United States
Local Time:
22 Feb 2017 04:51
Taking care of my daughters, mostly. Also: astronomy, writing, reading, movies, camping, baseball, theater. Science and art. Good bourbon. Good sex. Good conversation. Tilting at windmills.
Favorite Books:
Infinite Jest, All the Pretty Horses, Slaughterhouse Five, The Killer Angels, Beloved, Lonesome Dove, The Things They Carried, The Grapes of Wrath, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Shining, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The World According to Garp, Where the Wild Things Are, The Cat in the Hat, The Haunting of Hill House, The Flame Alphabet, Winter's Bone
Favorite Authors:
David Foster Wallace, Cormac McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut, Toni Morrison, Stephen King, John Irving, Neal Stephenson, Daniel Woodrell, John Le Carre, China Mieville, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Suess, Shirley Jackson, Flannery O'Connor,
Favorite Movies:
The Usual Suspects (where I got my cybername!), Chinatown, The Godfather, The Conversation, Bull Durham, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, It's a Wonderful Life, Moon, Truly Madly Deeply, 28 Days Later, Frozen, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, The Haunting, The Incredibles, Rosemary's Baby, Children of Men
Favourite TV Shows:
Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, Treme, The Wire, The Fosters, ER, Battlestar Galactica (the remake), Dr. Who, The West Wing, Nurse Jackie.
Favorite Music:
Steve Earle, K T Tunstall, Bruce Spingsteen, Tim O'Brien, Tom Petty, Iris DeMent, Kasey Chambers, The Horseflies, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Los Lobos, The Beatles, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, U2. I'm a big fan of bluegrass and all its weird offshoots.


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Topic: 3 Things About Yourself
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 21:46

When I was a kid I had a pet monkey, bought out of Boy's Life (Boy Scout magazine) for $14.95. We had it for three months, then gave it to a pet shop. He was fun, but batshit crazy.

I got thrown in jail in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Got out the Monday before Fat Tuesday. It was kinda fun.

I hitchhiked from Des Moines, IA to NYC via Canada, going over the Great Lakes. When I got to NYC I stayed there for 12 years.

Topic: RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 20:05

Thanks Hannah for the the very kind promotion of my story and for using the word genius. I was sure you were talking about someone else, lol.

It's a really good story, Gil. I LOVE the suitcase of cocktail umbrellas image.

And Buz, I'm buying as long as you are drinking. I'll match you shot for shot. Barkeep, set us up, please. Name your poison, Buz.

Topic: Awesome Member Award. New. Please Read.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 14:04

May I suggest the 'Good Egg' award with gold lettering or is that just a little too old fashioned English?

I called a girl a "good egg" back in college and she was HORRIBLY offended. I kept asking why and she finally told me that "eggs get laid" and when she was in high school a "good egg" meant you got laid a lot. I was mortified (I am easily mortified at the idea of offending someone). So I don't know if it means the same thing to everyone.

Topic: do women have a female version of cum tributes?
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 12:09

I didn't know there was a male version of cum tributes until now. Oh why did I click this thread!? My eyes!!! My eyes!!!

Topic: Competition Entries should be SOLO efforts
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 10:30

I only entered one comp (I'm too slow a writer to enter comps, I'd never be done by deadline), but I had THREE people help me on it, because I needed to cut a thousand words. Do I have to give back the award now?

I understand the reason for the rule, but since it's pretty unpoliceable, it is more of a good faith thing, like Martigan said. I think using a second set of eyes to look for typos and grammar is reasonable, and shouldn't be a disqualifier.

Topic: RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 09:58

I have, as my therapist says, "reframed" the situation, so that instead of missing my True Love, I am fondly revisiting memories of the last few days with her. And looking forward to next month's visit. Like they say, if life gives you lemons, make yourself a lemon and bourbon cocktail. Anyone else want one?

IT'S DFW'S BIRTHDAY! I had no idea. Thanks, Hannah and Mike! In honor, a truly amazing video someone made from a commencement address he made quite a few years ago. It's deeply moving, and, as always with DFW, funny too. Take 9 minutes and watch it.

That someone so warm and open and talented killed themselves haunts me nearly every day.


Topic: Awesome Member Award. New. Please Read.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 09:48

lol - not even going there. i'm already putting up the walls for when i pick 'the wrong person' or i don't pick 'the right person'. i mean, my hate mail folder is already taking up an entire server all by it's self.

We could have a badge for "Considered the wrong choice for Frabjous Award" Award

Topic: Awesome Member Award. New. Please Read.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 08:36

Frabjous also comes to mind! :)

I think this is a great idea for a badge. And I like Frabjous! Callooh! Callay!

Since it is kind of a whimsical award, perhaps it doesn't need to be the same every time. You could change the name every time! Or ask the winner what they'd like to call it. The winner gets to name the badge!

That probably makes way too much work for Gav, a new badge to design every month. But I love the idea of a sort of randomly named badge showing up for people who are good citizens of the Lush community.

Topic: How Far You Can Pee?
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 08:25

I love this question!

Several feet. Probably farther than I am tall - let's say 6 feet. It's that 45 degree angle upward that will get you the most distance! I learned that from baseball!

Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 08:15

a purring cat.

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­ The man He waved his card key across the dull black matte of the hotel room door handle.  The click of the disengaged lock broke the silence of the hallway like a gunshot. He pushed the door open wide. Possibilities lay open to him like a strip of empty road. He could smell her pussy before he even saw her.  He kicked the door shut. The woman kneeled in front of him, bathed in...

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I am in the tastefully lit bathroom of a downtown nightclub, taking a picture of myself reflected in the wall of mirror in front of me. The sweater I am wearing is suggestively low-cut, but I center on my face. My sea blue eyes sparkle in the unnatural light. I had stepped out into the alley with some random guy to smoke a joint about an hour ago, so I am a little light-headed. I made out...

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He loomed over her, bottle of bourbon in his hand. He pulled the cork out of the bottle with his teeth. “That’s hot,” she said. “What’s hot?” “Pulling the cork out with your teeth. You look like a pirate.” “Arggg,” he said. He theatrically spit the cork out onto the floor. A giddy smile spread across her face. He took a slug and kept the liquor in his mouth and haphazardly dropped...

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Happy V Day, V! Thanks for being an awesome friend

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Green chile capital?? Oh nay nay!!

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