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.

Yes, the avatar is me.

“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
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Engaged to LaylaJune
Inside your head, Colorado, United States
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16 Aug 2017 22:01
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: right now.........
Posted: 16 Aug 2017 16:10

Right now I just turned on the Mets Yankees game.

Topic: Tolerating Intolerance
Posted: 16 Aug 2017 13:27

Well, you can bet your last condom it ain't gonna happen here or any other site where the antics of the OP of this thread are tolerated.

He's just about the most bigoted, intolerant, jerk I have ever encountered on any site, much less this one. But he's allowed to act like a spoiled middle school student who just this year hit puberty and discovered profanity, because the target of his bigotry is anyone whom he IMAGINES might be white, male, a believer in any deity, a gun owner, didn't vote for Bernie Sanders, or any combination of one or more of those listed characteristics. Don't bother complaining about his behavior, at best you might be told that anything he does on Think Tank is OK because he invented this Forum section (I kid you not. A moderator told me that in just so many words). At worst you will be told to act like an adult and grow a pair of whatever body part you choose. Doubt any of this? Just peruse the last few months of his posts on any topic. Just pick any topic at random.

An then to top it all off, the most intolerant SOB on this site starts a thread on tolerating intolerance. I believe that's called chutzpah.


Let's see how long it takes them to take down this post. <img src="/forum/images/emoticons/readsmallprint.gif" alt="Read it">

Didn't even make it through a full page.

Topic: RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted: 16 Aug 2017 12:25

Congrats Jen. Drinks are on me (and by me I mean that guy above me who just took off running).

Ice water for me. Too late in the day for coffee, too early for bourbon.

Posted: 16 Aug 2017 12:07

I think this season is a little rushed too. I understand they have to tie up alliances before Winter hits, but still....

At least the Loot Train battle frikkin rocked!

I also thought Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) was a lot more fun when he was a drunken whore-monger. So many juicy, funny scenes ("Where is the God of tits and wine?"). Now that he's respectable he just stands around and...gives advice. Waste of a fine actor.

Topic: Tolerating Intolerance
Posted: 16 Aug 2017 10:59

If you can't handle jokes, religious talk or anything else, then maybe you should lobby Lush to create a Think Tank lite for pussies.

Think Tank Lite? You mean a place where we can discuss issues without it devolving into name-calling, trolling and "humor" within two pages? Count me in.

Topic: What Two words Describe Person Above You?
Posted: 16 Aug 2017 10:36

466 stories!

Topic: Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted: 15 Aug 2017 11:04

I counted 34. There you go.

Thanks Lorenzo. Maybe an added improvement would be for you to go count up our favorites when asked. :) None of us will have nearly as many as you, trust me.

How in fucks name have you written 470-ish stories!? Wow. Congrats!

Topic: Moving order of friends using phone -fix
Posted: 15 Aug 2017 10:23

The last time I changed the order of my friends, a couple years ago, World War III broke out. I strongly recommend leaving them in default order (unless you are putting me first of course).

Hey, Trinx (insert hug emoji here)!

Topic: Post something NICE about the person above you.
Posted: 15 Aug 2017 10:18

I always stop and check out her avatar for an extra few seconds longer than is strictly necessary. :) She seems fun and interesting.

Topic: Writing Basics
Posted: 15 Aug 2017 09:55

I found this article about seven broad-stroke ways that you can improve your story-telling.


The only point I disagreed with was point seven.

There is no magic to writing in short sentences. In fact, I think if you use too many of them, you get a staccato feel and an inability to vary the pacing (short sentences are great for action, less so for description, in my opinion). Poetic language only works if it doesn't get in the way of the story.

Avoiding the chronology trap is something I have to remind myself of. The reader doesn't care what's going on every second. Nor is it important to the story how many steps it is to the bathroom....

Anyway...enjoy. I hope getting a reminder of the basics helps you as much as it does me.

This is excellent advice.

I fall into the chronology trap too. I gotta tell myself to leave the boring crap in the spaces between the paragraphs. Have the strength to jump ahead.

And you are absolutely right about sentence length. Structure and length need to vary, unless you are using similar sentences to build toward something. I LOVE long, soaring, looping, twisty sentences.

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Thanks for the great comment on Girls Night. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope you're having an awesome weekend. All the best.

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Vintage Tim O'Brien
Posted: 10 Aug 2017 12:10
Haruo Nakajima, the Japanese actor who played the movie monster Godzilla in a dozen films and whose booming steps in a 200-pound rubber suit sent the denizens of Tokyo running into cinematic history, died on Monday, Aug 7th. He was 88. RIP.

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...second time lucky!

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Amazing for a cubist! I like him too! 💜

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yep, there's a word for that

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I just watched this last night and I, of course thought of you. The action in this movie was so freaking awesome. I was all for this movie. The dialog was a little silly, but that just goes with this kind of movie. I really liked it. Have you seen it yet, what did you think?

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Thanks for reading "Taste My Ambrosia" and for the complimentary things you said about it. I appreciate your support Verbs".

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Happy Happy Birthday to you, Happy Happy Birthday to you!!!

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Now my reading marathon begins 💜
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