I am a published writer and musician currently residing in Punta Gorda, Florida. I am orignally from Manchester, New Jersey, where i lived for the first 19 years of my life. My deep involvement in the arts throughout the many years has been my most defining characteristic. I consider myself to be an avid supporter of independent artists, trying to get their voices heard. My first book called -Letting Go- is a collection of melancholy & intropective poems, that possess a certain surreal & reflective quality to them. My book was published through an independent self publishing service called -Blurb-. My artistic sensibilities naturally gravitate towards the obscure and unusual. I really appreciate originality and uniqueness in art, since they tend to be quite rare. I generally avoid most forms of commercial or mainstream entertainment/art, since they are often just formulaic and bland, with a conveyer belt/cookie cutter mentality that has a numbing effect on me.