When he replaces his name with a letter and his past with a blank slate, W expects that all of his troubles will be behind him.
University, however, has another idea, and sends a flurry of papers,... More > stresses, and boring professors his way. Enter Esther, a too-loud, too-colourful girl with a flair for the dramatic and a distinct lack of inhibitions.
Together, they face the trials and tribulations of road trips and exams, Chinese food and one-night stands, and survive even the worst of it. When the past comes knocking at their door, Esther embraces it - a little too wholeheartedly - and W is left a little shell shocked, comforted only by his tea and his books. Through it all, they maanged to stick together and come out the other side with a hand-picked family of friends and a passion for strange music.
Welcome to the apartment with no spoons.< Less
The landlord's identity is unknown, the lawn is growing wild, and old phone books are stacked against the front door, yet amidst this chaos, a pit bull and a duckling are best friends. A family is... More > mended and torn to bits, a schizophrenic old woman finds peace, and a motley young man named Christian makes real change by simply following "the house rules".
Set in a low-income, subsidized house at the end of the block, a group of random characters, all rejects in their own way, find a way to thrive in an unforgiving world. With the landlord rarely seen or heard from, who's keeping an eye? Absent Landlord is a heartwarming tale of how a young man's faith in the right things turns a dilapidated house into a true home.
Told with elegance and a simple grace, Raw Spoon (Ross Boone) has created nothing short of the next great American novel.< Less
I think it is amazing that I have a book out. There was no sign of my being a poet in any of my schooling, especially in the free world. I flunked all of my English and language... More > classes, and did not pick up reading until I lost my physical freedom.
I became a student in life, learning whatever I could, seeking out new things to know and do. This led to my meeting some splendid people, and to reading and studying some fascinating books. I gained a love and appreciation for the arts, for language, and for English. One must love and be love to be real – to walk in your own shoes.
I offer these poems of realness with an open heart, mind, and soul. I hope this book inspires you to be you, and to walk in your own realness – to stay real, forever glowing and growing.< Less
The key to so many good recipes is in the sauce. And in my family, no one is allowed to use anything but a stainless steel pot to cook and a wooden spoon to stir. These things are absolutely... More > non-negotiable.
Enjoy our Italian and Norwegian family recipes and amazing stories!< Less
An old proverb says, “If you’re going to dine with the devil, make sure you have a long spoon.”
The poems in A Long Spoon are about surviving our lunches with Lucifer, in spite of... More > indigestion, high prices, and—occasionally—food poisoning.
Each poem in A Long Spoon is a statement about this process. Our hero—so to speak—is a white middle-class male, growing up and older in Western America. We see him first as a Boy Scout; he passes through the 60’s as a college professor; he has children—and divorces; he ends up a married Mormon missionary grandfather. The poems are about his experiences, as he stumbles along, spoon in hand. The order is roughly chronological.
A Long Spoon is a comedy of perseverance, in spite of sin, death, and stupid mistakes.
Hopefully, these poems will console and enlighten readers whose lives are subject to the same realities.< Less