All About The Author

I am 50, married and the father of two wonderful girls.  At the moment I am a “Domestic Warrior” (that’s a much more manly way of saying “Stay At Home Dad”), and a freelance writer.  “FREE” being the operative word as I write on my own Blogs or do the occasional music review for a friend’s website.  I’ve been married for 18 years to the wonderful Tess…God only knows how she puts up with me!

I love Cats… We have 3 of them: Harley, Marley, and our newest addition Gryphon.  Our wonderful lady feline of the house, Patches, passed away suddenly New Year’s Eve 2009.  We miss her terribly.  Our most famous 22 pound loving black monster of a cat, Miles, passed away 7 years ago at the ripe old age of 15.  He is STILL missed by us all.  To say he was one of a kind is an understatement.

I am a Recovering Alcoholic.  I am also a survivor of the Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. After years of smoking and being exposed to the dust clous on 9/11, I was diagnosed with lung cancer on March 1st, 2012.  I am not dying.  I am living.

I am an avid music listener, and I am most especially a HUGE fan of Progressive Rock.  I can usually be found chatting at Progressive Ears, a great website for Proggers everywhere.  Stop on by and say hello!  I also play keyboards, some drums (I can play a mean 9/8 but ask me to do 4/4 and I’m lost) and percussion as well.

I am currently working on a novel about the last 10 years of my life…and trust me, it’s belongs in a book somewhere.  In brief: it is about surviving 9/11; a descent into depression, acute Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and alcoholism; and putting the pieces of the puzzle of my life back together in an order I never quite expected them to fit.

To contact me directly, please feel free to e-mail me at arkangel_3@mac.com

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3 responses to “All About The Author

  1. Interesting arkangel. My bil was at the WTC on 9/11, he escaped with his life that day, but sadly passed away last year from melanoma. My husband still has nightmares about not being able to contact his brother that day, and since he grew up in Brooklyn, he knew a lot of people who passed that day. It hits him hard.

    I credit 9/11 with saving my marriage. It reminded me of the importance of family and made me really look at my life. At the time I was living in NJ and working in Iselin. We have since moved to Pennsylvania, and it was one of the best moves we have ever made.

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