Dateline Pittsburgh: 12 April 2017
“My hope is that one day within my life time the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette will be considered an original online magazine of culture for adults only.”
Hello all of you who visit this blog which gets between 5,000 and 6,000 visitors every month of which 85% are first-time visitors so I don’t change my front page too often because it’s the first time the vast majority of my visitors see the front page and the front page is to introduce people to my little girlie magazine but at the same time I put up oh maybe 12 original posts every month to keep my regulars happy and my regulars can also explore the archives which holds around 2,400 blog posts.
My name is Guy Hogan and I’m a retired baby boomer and I got my BA in fiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003 and then my flash fiction won me a fellowship that paid for three years of graduate school and a $1,000 a month stipend that allowed me to finish my MFA in fiction writing at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. I relate these facts to give credibility to myself as the editor and publisher of the most original personal journal on the Internet which is my baby the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. Explore the site. Bookmark it or take out your free email subscription today. The site features 200 Naked News videos and counting…
Now let’s move on…
It was so pleasant to sit on my usual bar stool at Armand’s in Little Italy this afternoon sipping my beer and socializing with some of the regulars and watching Liberty Avenue. There weren’t as many women wearing yoga pants as I thought there would be on such a sunny pleasant (around 65) day but what really caught my attention was the news on the television at my end of the bar: the rape of children, murder and the deteriorating situation between Russia and the United States over Syria and the deteriorating situation between China and the United States over North Korea. As a Vietnam War veteran I dread the thought of war especially with two other major nuclear powers. Once the nuclear armed missiles start flying you are talking about billions of deaths and the end of life on the earth as we know it…
I’m an aging male. I’m still struggling to come to the full realization that I’m an old man even if I’m youthful for my age. One of the publications I pick up every month is Pittsburgh Senior News. I usually pick it up at the public library but today I picked up a copy at an Italian grocery store in Little Italy. The PSN is free and it comes out once a month and it has in it all kinds of useful news and information for seniors. It’s a goldmine of contact information.
But blogging does help to keep me young. One look at this blog and you immediately realize I’m a dirty old man. I like being a dirty old man. It means I’m not dead yet. Karaoke keeps me even younger…
All photos of Aleksandra Rastovic were sampled from Egotastic All Stars.
Hail to Pitt!
Dateline Pittsburgh: 13 April 2017
The April campaign in Little Italy is over. I don’t have enough fun money to hang out anymore but I did get a 24-pack of 12 cans of beer that will last me for a couple of days and then I’ll concentrate on blogging and doing exercises for karaoke at Sonny’s Tavern in Little Italy the first Sunday night of next month (Nico’s is just too far away) and I’ll be listening over and over again to the songs of The Doors (on YouTube) I plan to sing and reading Sexus by Henry Miller while at the same time listening to classical music low on the radio as porn plays on my laptop facing me from my workstation as I lay on my back on the sofa with two pillows under my weary head. I’ve saved several porn videos on my laptop so I don’t have to use the Wi-Fi in the lobby of my apartment building…
When I read sexually explicit literature like Henry Miller’s I like to look up from my reading every once in a while to see a woman (an amateur) being royally fucked even if I do have the speakers of the laptop muted. And I like watching women (amateurs) who are at the very least in there 40s doing their first porn because I’m no Spring chicken myself. I mean Henry Miller was considered a pornographer in the United States in the 30s and 40s and 50s (he had to publish his novels in France) and now he’s considered a great American writer of literature.
“If a woman can masturbate to orgasm and she is not having orgasms in her present sexual relationship she is fucking the wrong person.”