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"He turned the disappointments and setbacks, even a stint of being homeless, into poems and has self-published “The Pizza Toad and Other Poems.” He hired artists to illustrate the work, added commentary to some of his pieces and it’s for sale on Amazon."

The Stockton Record

"One promising piece is “Norco Blues,” which delivers strong opening lines..."

Kirkus Reviews

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not
write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia,
the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”

                                                                                          –Graham Greene










Life is hard, and often we must simply move forward about as slow as a toad. I know how this feels. For too long, I was the guy who was just "barely getting by." That's not a fun way to live, always in the slow lane. But just because some move slowly through life, this doesn't mean they cannot enjoy life and still be happy and content. In my last book I wrote a poem about a toad who surrendered to "what is." He found out that he really liked pizza! Here is the poem:




Some eat pizza cold, some eat pizza hot

Some eat a little, some eat a lot

Some squeeze it and fold it

And eat more than they're told

Or store it and hide it as if it is gold

Some eat vegetarian

Some eat the combo

Some eat it sitting still

Some eat it when they limbo

Some eat it slowly while riding a hog

Some eat it fast on top of a floating log

You can eat pizza with me or you can eat pizza alone

But the best way to eat pizza is with your pet toad!



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