martedì 16 dicembre 2008

Sensory overload

in a good way.

I've just come off weeks of rain and five days of sensory deprivation with no phone, hence none but the most rudimentary email checking, but to relieve my acute anxiety, I did just receive my contributor's copies of the inimitable Alison Tyler's Never Have the Same Sex Twice, and not only am I honored to be in it, I'm honored to be in it on page six.

And the wonderful Shanna Germain is offering all sorts of delightful holiday cheer on her blog so why don't you give her a visit too!

While you're at it why don't you go see everyone on my blog list, and my other favorite place here, I promise you will not be disappointed, in fact you might get some delicious sensory overload.

Happy Holidays!

venerdì 5 dicembre 2008

Tall Tales at The Trollop Salon

In her Hot How To: 'Never Have the Same Sex Twice.' brilliant and tireless Alison Tyler quotes me in part, about how one get's oneself going, I think, saying:

"... I am so easy. And shameless. "

And just to prove a point, slip over to her Trollop Salon to see and read a tribute to the equally brilliant, but much taller, Sommer Marsden.

venerdì 28 novembre 2008


Alison is Thilled Beyond Measure...

giovedì 27 novembre 2008

Never Have the Same Sex Twice

I am very honored to have made even the smallest contribution to Alison Tyler's

Never Have the Same Sex Twice.

The loveliest and most recent description of which is here.

Best to everyone.

venerdì 7 novembre 2008

Jeremy Day

For a wonderfully uplifting interview with the ever debonair and dirty Jeremy Edwards, call in here with the divine and delightful Nikki Magennis .

lunedì 20 ottobre 2008

sabato 11 ottobre 2008

This is the sweetest gift I have ever received. And most unexpected. It came with these hot, hot books.

Xmas is coming. Buy your lover a book to curl up with, with you.

thank you AT. xxx

giovedì 9 ottobre 2008


Blog is to web log as ____ is to web link.

Here to congratulate and promote several writers and editors recently published or about to be. This is by no means all. Check out the TOC. Congratulations!

lunedì 6 ottobre 2008

The Writer's Prerogative

Disclaimer: There are characters in a writer's work who may resemble people he or she knows, usually in situations beyond their wildest dreams, but are really mere figments of the writers imagination. This is fiction, explicit fiction.

lunedì 22 settembre 2008

Anonymous Sex

mmmm, we had fun didn't we? I'm anonymous entry #11. Enjoy.

domenica 7 settembre 2008

...and the runners up are...

I have two stories running at Ruthie's this week.

People often ask if it's all really fiction, if you've really done all that you write about. To this I have to answer, some of it is pure fiction and some of it is fact, you decide.

Hope you enjoy them.

Ruthie's is for adults only and by subscription.

martedì 2 settembre 2008

Get Drunk with You

I am assiduously resisting the almost irresistible temptation to, no not Melt With You, get rip roaring drunk with you because I too have met some deadlines that I didn't even know were deadlines. I mean it's feast or famine with me and I've just subbed a collection of 15 poems on a call for submission for a chapbook, a poem on my favorite site and, as you may know I moonlight as a travel writer, a major travel piece...

domenica 31 agosto 2008

Loves Labo(u)r's Lost

It is not lost on me that it is Labor Day weekend there and you all are hard at work not laboring away. Well, maybe not all of you. A labor of love, perhaps. I'm thinking of you and wish you a good holiday at the beach or wherever you are.

domenica 17 agosto 2008

Thank you Ruthie's!

Oh man! I'm slow on the draw. I didn't get my usual email notification and spaced on the date but want to send out a big thanks to Des et al for publishing this. Look into the archives here if you don't see it.

Thanks Des!

venerdì 25 luglio 2008


For this. Non vedo l'ora, oops I mean, I can't wait to read them!

AND the lip gloss, a photo of that will follow as soon as I can keep Mr. Kerr from smearing it...

lunedì 16 giugno 2008

Pretty wonderful

I'm so honored I have to crow...

alison tyler says: You guys are great. Thank you. And Isabel, I have to say, I was *waiting* for you to respond. I thought my title would draw you in. Your "ugly" writing is just about the prettiest I've ever seen.

Thank you Alison.

domenica 15 giugno 2008

domenica 25 maggio 2008

Sunday in the Country

Stand silently beside several dozen mostly male parishioners murmuring the words like chanting to every prayer outside a stone chapel which holds 12 seated, mostly older women, and the soft spoken Priest, who has been the priest of this parish for well over 50 years, while one old man and two children comb the hillsides for wild strawberries.

Sit at a very long table under a terra cotta tiled portico in the sometimes sun sometimes drizzle and pass small trays of tender succulent wood burning oven roasted venison, herb roasted chicken, tripe, sausages, anchovies, herb marinated bean salads, cold rice salads, potato salads, green salads, baked polenta with fresh porcini mushroom sauce, while people loudly and amicably discuss language, local wine making, the potential of the olive harvest this year, olive curing, and the ongoing recovery process of the land use rights of the people to 1700 hectares of land at Lago Santo ceded to them in the 1600's.

Taste a half dozen home made tortes and cakes while two children wander who knows where and then roll giggling down closely mowed banks.

Drink quantities of very good locally made wine, limoncello, blueberry liqueur, grappa, and finally coffee and not feel over full or drunk except on the experience.

martedì 20 maggio 2008

lunedì 12 maggio 2008

mercoledì 30 aprile 2008

giovedì 17 aprile 2008

It might as well be spring

There's promise in the air.

-the smell of cut grass

Stories I'm happy with floating out there:

-Let there be Rain
-The Rhythm of the Rain
-Playing with Firepower

Stories floating in my head:

-My Beautiful Laundress
-Reflections in Venice



Listening to:

-Herbie Hancock's River

The scent of tree heather blooming on the Tiglio Road

Some strange and wonderful calm as it starts to get warm and the world comes back to life.

sabato 12 aprile 2008

He's back

In a big

domenica 6 aprile 2008

some of my favorite things

on the net...

my all time favorite site and web wizard are in a serious funk here, send them a kiss.

and thanks mostly to her superb editing on my other favorite site, my favorite editor says: " It's way up there on my list of favorite flash!" Read "Catwalk" at Ruthie's

I'm blushing and send you all a kiss


martedì 1 aprile 2008

venerdì 21 marzo 2008


It's been a busy week which hit a climax today with the Barga wedding of Laura and Ralph.

Congratulations and many happy returns.

domenica 16 marzo 2008

Erin go bragh!

It's the luck o'the Irish! I'm in like Flint with some fine writers at RRRuthie’s!

giovedì 28 febbraio 2008

Leap Day

Given a choice, I would spend it in another dimension...what would you do?

giovedì 14 febbraio 2008

Free Sex


domenica 10 febbraio 2008

My Funny Valentine

I'm yours, at Ruthie’s, as are the wonderful Mat Twassel, Cassie Exline, Elazarus Wills and others too delightful and numerous to mention.

domenica 3 febbraio 2008

Youth and beauty

The transcendent power of eroticism over aesthetic wins hands down.

giovedì 24 gennaio 2008


I write by the seat of my pants.

Amy Winehouse

I love Amy Winehouse. God damn it keep her safe.

lunedì 21 gennaio 2008


I am fit to be tied.

domenica 20 gennaio 2008


I am a born again sexian.

venerdì 11 gennaio 2008


Ok. This year I'm going to explore a number of themes and be more active in the Tank, for instance. The themes will include, but not be limited to:

What turns us on about someone when they're not "perfect." For me it has to do with their mind, as Prince says "In a word or two, it's you I want to do, it ain't your body it's your mind, you fool." You?

How is it that we can find someone truly sexy but not "have to have" him or her. Sort of passive attraction, but then there are people who we know we have to have in some way.

Setting. Can I create a story that is all about a sexy setting? It's the ambience and not the people that set the mood.

I want to explore why my stories do or don't work for you. Tell me please if you happen to see one at Ruthie’s you like or don't.

And thank you for commenting here and/or MySpace or the Tank.

May you have a very sexy 2008