The Other Side Of Up is a journey (amidst personal, social, philosophical and heartfelt themes) into the underbelly of existence. It is an exploration of other in every way we find it.  The unrequited lover, the indigent, the stranger, the dreamer, the demon, the animal that we all are.  The moon, the subconscious, the devil shadow of God.

What does the world look like with eyes closed? At heart it is an exploration of the sanctity of darkness, and the more-than good life…the whole life.

Don’t consume, participate. 


hanging the world starts with thinking different and ends with being different; with whole worlds of ingenuity in between. Art (like all things) is relational; the breathing between the artist, the offering, and you. It’s dynamic and alive; as much what you make it as what I do.

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I don’t write books to build an empire, but it does take trees and machines to print them, and time to write them. Your gift helps me keep giving.

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I don’t have a marketing agency printing posters, distributors stocking bookstore shelves, or an agent booking readings.  Just you.

Thank you for being a part of this.


So most importantly, it means taking my words and making with them something only you could.

The Other Side Of Up


While the suggested gift for my offering is $16, your participation in this work is by no means limited to financial support.  If you don’t have it, give you what you can.  If have more, help out those who don’t.  And in either case, enjoy the book and tell your friends!

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