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When I first sat at my brand new computer to write the great American novel, after years of life's daily intrusions—family, children, work, struggling businesses, a wife or three—my mind was as blank as the screen. No plot came to mind. No genre. No story. My lifelong ambition lay fallow.
The only stories I had ever told or written were true stories, of my troubled childhood, my adventures, misadventures, successes, and failures. Coming of age and sexual awakening stories. Told in letters to old neighbors, to buddies moved away, to my children at bedtime, to the women in the office, and to new friends who had become part of the story.
Like so many writers, I kept a journal. It occurred to me that I needed no plot. That within my journals lay a story that cried to be told, that might not merely entertain, but would counter misconceptions, dispel negative thoughts about a niche of society I had met, and in many cases grown fond of. During a two-year period in the early 2000s, I came to know and associate with several female prostitutes, drug-addicted and homeless, and the men who accompanied them in their anomie world, hangers-on or enablers. Men known as sugar daddies, clients, or johns. Men who were themselves addicted, perhaps homeless, perhaps with handy rooms and transportation. Men with guns.
And so it is that the stories I now choose to tell appear in three volumes, any one of which might have brought you to this site. The first, Toot Toot: On becoming a john, tells of this brief period in my life that continues in the second, Beep Beep: On being a john. As I write this now, Beep Beep is not yet released. The third, taken from childhood memories, I Like to Walk: A Child's Journey to Understanding will debut soon.
Those volumes, and other musings I include here, might prompt you to contribute your own relevant experiences. Those contributions are welcome.
If you have questions, I will either answer honestly or not at all. I will offer no advice, but will happily receive yours.
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