The art of Being in San Francisco

The choir of seagulls, they gather at dock of Fisherman's Wharf. The royal red crab lay there still. The clackety ‘ol streetcar heard up the hill. The coldest Bay in July. The coldest day in July. The street poet tells an urban lore The scene for those who dare be poor. The cigarette ban at... Continue Reading →

i ve just seen the face

Facebook has become the faces of many thoughts on one view. Opinions, Trump, Ads, kudos videos, sloppy videos, real news, fake news, good news, bad news, cat photos, dog photos, even people photos and mothering scrapbooks. In a matter of a ten second scroll I know all the worlds business and I don’t mean the... Continue Reading →

The Beat Goes On

When nothing left to write I tend to take liberty and write a biography of someone or people that may have been of some influence. I was always intrigued by the Beat Generation, how it started and what it transformed. Coffee Shops, cafes or bookstores, I think it may have been a combination of all... Continue Reading →

Graffiti

When I was a teenager in New York I had a strange urge to write on the side of a building using spray paint. I look back today at that and I find the same urge but to put on paper. I would get arrested right now if I would write “Graffiti. But as a... Continue Reading →

Lemon Parsley Chicken Cutlets Nana’s Style

Lemon Parsley Chicken Cutlets “Nana’s Chicken Cutlets” By David Morgan Introduction The simplicity of chicken cutlets when done right is like heaven in your mouth. This recipe is a little more than a simple chicken cutlet but will satisfy, stupendify and delectify your senses and it’s been a family secret for generations. When I was... Continue Reading →

A Scene from A Near Escape

Characterization: The scene from "A Near Escape" is after Sophia and Jon, the main characters in my novella (a work in progress) escape a chase by Jack Crawford and the drunken conductor, whom I haven't named yet. Victor, the Mariachi player, helps them get away. The scene starts after they arrive at a Villa in... Continue Reading →

The Most Peculiar Cafe

A true story with a little imagination. The Place In the quaint Florida coastal town of Vero Beach, I stepped into a coffee shop with an odd mixture of small town folks in what I thought to be an ordinary cafe. Not unusual to notice that people were talking or reading and writing at their... Continue Reading →

A Curtis Street Christmas

It was this story about two years ago that my fiance came over for dinner and a movie. The Christmas tree was decorated and lit up the living room, the couch ever so cozy and we both had warm friendly Christmas spirit. A Peaceful Night indeed. Unbeknownst to me she unplugged the timer to the... Continue Reading →

Am I Crazy Or What? I dare you.

Introduction December 5, 2017 I had the great Idea that it would be fun to take an acting class. I found there is opportunity, thanks to the internet. A local theatre is auditioning for experienced and non-experienced actors. Stage experience or non-stage experience. Last night I was acting and dancing in my living room, it... Continue Reading →

Changing Gears

Neutral in your car gets you nowhere unless you're on a downward roll. That's right, a downward roll. I think I'd rather be moving in an upward motion. I woke up one day and found myself coasting.  I worked hard to get where I am and yet I was coasting, it happens. Creating my life... Continue Reading →

The Hesburgh Stamp

By David Morgan INTRODUCTION This is a true story how the Rev. Father Theodore Hesburgh saved my father's life while attending Notre Dame University in the early 1950’s. My father is Gerald Morgan but everyone knows him as Jerry, he graduated from Notre Dame in 1953. Father Hesburgh (b.1917 - d.2015)  was a longtime president... Continue Reading →

Let Go That Kite!

It was a Sunday afternoon. Me and a buddy were on the beach enjoying all the scenery that it had to offer. The waves and sounds, the surfers, fishermen casting and hooking, pelicans swooping down into the water quickly making their fill. A relaxing site as we peeked around. We sat and shared some funny... Continue Reading →

Writers of the World

Recently, I joined the Facebook group called Creative Writers which is quickly climbing to 10,000 members. A great group with questions, insight and helpful tips about writing. A place to share stories and blogs, to get noticed and feedback. It was two days ago someone made a simple post "Everyone, where are you from? Just... Continue Reading →

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