About

I am an Artist, Writer, Cooking enthusiast, solitary traveler, and Theater enthusiast, you understand I can claim  those titles because I’ve done all those things…just not professionally. That’s what I hunger for most in life, although one can’t wear too many hats…can you? Some of our greatest artists, writers and performers pursue multiple talents and ambitions. So there is no reason why I shouldn’t do the same.
When I have the time and money I indulge in the finer things and New York City is my destination for this, of course I can paint and write at home in the  suburbs of Long Island but it’s in  New York City where I feel the most alive and free.
Since I started to journalize my experiences for my own written record of my solitary trips that I can read in my old age when memory fades, I decided after reading “it’s 71 degrees…in January” by Blackstar27 ( which I discovered by accident on  during an Internet search for old photos of NYC) to begin putting these trips I’ve made on this BLOG. To get feedback about my writing, and to possibly make some friends in the arts, as well as share the epiphanies that I have had along the way.

I’ll be talking about concerts and art shows, the plays I can make each year will be reviewed too. I’m also touring New York City on foot as I train to be a personal tour guide so I’ll be sharing my adventures discovering new people, new places to eat and drink and hear live music…that is they are new to me, so please New Yorkers don’t plague me with dumb comments about how this or that has been around forever-I know it has.

This dear readers is a selfish venture for me, at it’s core this BLOG is an open diary of some of the high points of my life and my work. I write this also as I watch my father slowly forget everything he knows, while Alzheimer’s eats away his mind. I hope that I will never get it but at least I can read these stories in my old age and remember the times. I’m not looking for hundreds of hits on my page, (although I welcome comments) but merely to build the writing chops I know I have, and to use those chops to tell a story, my story. My life, my art, my truth. Yes, I will rant from time to time as well, for one who paints social commentary as I do writing rants is a must, but I make no apologies for my opinions, but if I’m wrong…I allow for change.
It’s a stubborn Taurus that your dealing with here, and even though I’m on the cusp of Aries, I follow most strongly the Taurean love of hearth and home, good food and great love when I can get it, also the love of the arts and the art of ones own creation. The wild places of the world and the wild creatures we share it with.  This last bit sounds like end commentary from a Nova Special to you?  Too bad…everyone’s life and thoughts should be!

Peace

Glen

9 responses to “About

  1. Hi Glen,
    After you visited my site I decided to take a look at yours and how glad am I that I did! Your writing is so familiar, yet edgy, with a hint of that New York, couldn’t give a rat’s style. I love it. Congratulations for being you.
    Best wishes
    Maureen.
    P.S. I adored your comment and hope you will visit again 🙂

  2. Thanks Maureen, yours is the best comment yet, I will be back to read more of your posts, I saw some titles that interest me totally. I find my biggest influences are Jack Keroack, William Burroughs, Anthony Bourdain, and Eugene O’Neill. Lets keep in touch.
    Peace Glen

  3. Hi Glen,
    I like your style!
    We will keep in touch.
    Best wishes
    Maureen 🙂

  4. I love your site. Keep it up !

  5. Thanks much for your support. I like it when people enjoy what I create.
    Peace Glen

  6. Hi, Glen.

    Let’s see some art. 🙂

    ~Lavanna

  7. Hi Lavanna
    I have the link to my Myspace page where I have pics of my most important social commentary work, I have done many paintings in many styles, Abstracts, Monotype prints, collage, etc. But this is the only pieces I have photographed.
    Thanks for commenting
    Peace
    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewAlbums&friendID=3438664

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Glen. I hope you and your family have a wonderful day.
    Regards
    Maureen 🙂

  9. Thank You Very Much Maureen, I don’t know if you celebrate anything similar over there but one more day of work and then cooking for eleven people on Thurs. I am conteplating going to New York on Fri or Sat just to poke around but the weather will decide that as it’s possibly going to rain on our parade. I am also working on a story from the summer that never got to press, too busy. All the best to you and Prue and the cats and D.
    Regards
    Glen 🙂

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