This is a collection of 25 short stories and poems extracted from the author's life experience. One is very sad, many are quite mad, and the author is quite glad he's through those tumultuous times. The stories evolve around a central theme of self discovery and self examination. Some stories are scathing criticisms of the small minded attitudes of modern man, others are hopeful reminders of where humanity can evolve. Some stories are satires of the follies of the mind and others are fun jaunts into alternate dimensions where ideas flow in odd directions.
Brian gives an overview of the book:
From At the Gates of Heaven
The atheist looked thoughtful for a second and then continued, “Gosh I wish I had a cigarette and a beer, something to take the edge of this whole experience.”
No sooner had he said the words when a pack of his favorite filter-less Camel cigarettes and a bottle of cold Rolling Rock, his favorite beer, appeared in front of him.
I belong to generation X. Which isn't saying they own me, but more that I grok my generation.
I was born in West Virginia, raised in western Pennsylvania. I'm the son of divorced and remarried parents whom I love very much.
I grew up Catholic and very connected...