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| "I'm just a guy trying to get through it all. I enjoy a fine Irish whiskey more than most things in life, and I take it neat, no ice, no water. It is my goal in life to have an English bulldog, because really, there's nothing that ugly that is that cute; his name will be Guinness."
"I have learned a little about a lot, and have retained about 5% of it, which is good, because if the glass is too full it just constantly overflows, and what good is that?"
"The one thing that has followed me around in life are the words, whether reading them or writing them. I run a microscopic small press, R)v Press, in Long Beach (although the press address is currently in Garden Grove). The press publishes Re)verb, a poetry mag, Shaya, a fiction mag, and individual books by authors."
"I have been lucky enough to be published in great little mags like Pearl, Chiron Review, Rattle, and Slipstream, among others. And I thank every editor/publisher that takes the time out of their lives to put together these golden nuggets, without them I don't know if I'd care. Keep on keepin' on."
"Above all, I may or may not be smarter than a 5th grader, but when it comes down to it I don't know a damn thing, and as far as I know, I'm okay with that."