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Reflections, musings, and ramblings from the author of Lockdown.

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Posted by Scott on January 24, 2016

Lockdown : A Novel Idea

A Story Only I Could Tell

I was more than a little intimidated when thinking about writing a novel. For no other reason than not knowing where to begin, I decided to follow the old adage to “write what you know”. My life has been a full-tilt whirlwind; a comedy, tragedy, and love story all wrapped into 50 years. Throw in a few musical numbers and I had a full arsenal of material to draw from in crafting a tale. So what story should I tell? My triumphs as a lead singer in Jersey Shore cover bands? How about the night I got drunk with Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Bob Dylan? Or what about starring in a never-released feature film?  These are all good sources of material, but for my first book, I wanted to write something similar to what I like; mysteries and thrillers. Lockdown is pulled from my experiences in the Navy while stationed aboard the USS Miller, and fits into the same genre as those suspense novels I enjoy reading. (more…)

Posted by Scott on October 17, 2014

Hong Kong Disney

Top Ten Best Things About HK Disney


Okay, after many years traveling to and through Hong Kong, I figured this past weekend would be a good time to stay away from downtown (I hear there’s a little disturbance going on – HongKongTurmoil) – so I’m gonna check out this place called Disneyland. I’ve been a Disney fan my whole life and visiting the parks is a special part of my families essence. We are (without doubt) a Disney family.

Hong Kong Disney was great fun and in the spirit of travel-logging my adventures; here’s my HK Disney Top Ten: (more…)

Posted by Scott on September 26, 2014

Derek Jeter Walk-Off

Wow! … ’nuff said!

Here’s the video of Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees and his game winning RBI hit in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (more…)

Posted by Scott on September 25, 2014

Farewell Derek Jeter


New York Yankees

Life comes at us fast, so fast that in many ways we may miss the things we would have enjoyed the most, and experience the things we’d rather forget. There’s a baseball game on the schedule tonight and weather permitting, it could be one of those nights that I’m sure will provide a lifetime of memories, so I’m not planning on missing it. It’s Derek Jeter’s last game in Yankee Stadium.
Nowadays, at age fifty, I sometimes find myself pining for the days …when running to a park to meet a few friends (more…)

Posted by Scott on February 6, 2012

Super Bowl XLVI


The Giants Rock!

In no small way Peyton Manning deserves kudos for not being seen at all on camera last night. It was a class move by Eli’s older brother, and as Eli gave all the right answers to the throngs of mentally impaired media who continued to ask incessant “what about being in Peyton’s house” questions after the game, it occurred to me that even after that extraordinary no nonsense smash mouth New York Giant style football (more…)