I just received a helluva shock. A friend and colleague just passed in a car accident Friday night. She left 2 children and it brought me right back to when my father died in a similar accident 38 years ago. Sadness pervades this day. Holly was a beautiful person. She will be sorely missed by […]

There Has to Be Another Way

Where has all the goodwill gone? Why do people seem to be at each other’s throats? The president of these United States has done a lot of things, but he has definitely polarized this country’s voters. The only thing left to do now is use that polarization to vote his divisive policies and generally ignorant […]

The Long Haul

I’ve been at this a looong time. I started writing for publication at 15 years of age and I’m now 52! Not exactly an overnight success. I published many stories, essays and poems in print and online, and my first 2 books were released by traditional publishers. Well, alcoholism got in the way a bit. […]

The Soulless American Nightmare

My next book’s tentative release date is December 15th folks. Now’s the time to check out my other 6 books to become acquainted with what you’re getting into. I sincerely hope you fall down the F.J.G. rabbit hole and discover that reading can be an explosive, revolutionary act. At least that’s what this Writer is […]


I’ve had a helluva track record with dogs over the years. There was my first dog Moosie, a german shepherd, given to my aunt when my father determined that the Moose was getting too big and too violent with the kids. I was absolutely heartbroken. Then there was the golden retriever Royce, who ran away […]

David Sedaris

He is one of the funniest writers and speakers of all time. I saw him in the late 90’s in a theater in New Jersey and all he was doing was reading from one of his books. Yes, standing behind a podium onstage with nothing but a book, himself, and his wry wit. And it […]