Monday, April 13, 2015

K is for Kevyn: All About Me

So, Saturday was J-Day in the ole A to Z April Challenge (click on the big letter K, to find out more), and I talked all about my lovely wife, Amy (Yeah, her actual first name is Jeanette, so it counts). Which means (we skip Sundays in the challenge) today is K-Day, and we're gonna talk all about me. I mean come on, the blog is called All Things Kevyn, after all. So, on with the Kevyn love.

To start at the beginning, I grew up inside an amusement park. This may sound like hyperbole, but it is actual fact. A true story indeed. It was a place called Williams Grove Park. The place was a small island which was half amusement park, complete with roller coaster, haunted house, arcade, and a slew of other rides, and half full of houses. Though I spent much of my youth on those roller coasters and in that arcade (damn, I was good at skeeball!), it was the house half in which I lived. Long ago, Williams Grove went the way of the grave, and is now a depressing shell of its former self. Sad sad sad, but hey, we aren't here to get all maudlin and all that. We are here to talk about me. Yup. But hey, that sounds a bit on the egotistical side, so why don't I just make a list of some of my favourite past posts. Posts which many of those new viewers, those brought here as part of the aforementioned A to Z thang, may have never seen. A best of, if you will. I know, that still sounds a bit on the egotistical side, but whatevs! Here we go...and in no particular order!






But now a little more about me and my so-called life. As some of you may know, I used to be a poet. Yeah, that's right. I've had poetry published in a bunch of different journals and magazines back in the day (the day being the late 1990's and early 21st Century) and even made it into poetry journals in Ireland and Japan. This, of course, means I have been published on 3 continents. So there. My stuff was a blend of wannabe Allen Ginsberg, political grandstanding, and a bit of Bukowski meets Anne Sexton. I've also hosted poetry readings, and even organized a poetry festival, called The Dozen Daze of Poetry. For a while (between 1999 and 2001), my lovely wife and I published a poetry journal of our own, called Experimental Forest. Our rag lasted for nine issues before we tired of it. These days, I don't write much poetry (though my lovely wife still does - and is quite fantastic at it), having turned my sights more toward blogging and working on my book about TV. There may also be some other TV and/or Film related books coming in the future as well. Anyhoo, back to that best of list.






So these ten random posts, represent just a tiny slice of my work here on All Things Kevyn. There is a lot more to explore if you had the gumption to do so. All of these posts (the ones above and all those other slices) can be found on my Index Page (linked in the tabs up top there), where everything is organized by category, and quite fun and easy to navigate. Woot Woot!! Maybe, if ya'll have a few moments to waste, you can check some of 'em out. There also be links to pieces I wrote for other outlets. Yeah, I get around. That's it gang. See ya 'round the web. Please allow me to close with a pop art TV pic...ya know, just because.


7 comments:

  1. Great post. Looking forward to reading your Best Of ! What a dream childhood, growing up with unlimited rollercoasters and arcades. Fun! Congrats on all your published pieces. And cool pop art!
    I'll be back for sure...
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thanx for stopping by. Always fun to have new readers 'round these parts. And yes, unlimited arcade was my thing. I killed at skeeball.

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  2. I can say growing up in an amusement park is unique and sounds like wonderful memories. Andy Warhol must be proud:)

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  3. Ok just looked at the best sitcoms-love the list but MASH would be #1 for me. I love Lucy #2. I would have Bewitched in my top 10, The Jeffersons and the Munsters. Where is Benny Hill, Dave Allen or Monty Python's Flying Circus? Faulty Towers would be higher up. Oh well great list and love some of the oldies on there

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  4. Thanx B. Williams Grove was a blast. Great memories. As for Benny Hill, Dave Allen at Large, and Monty Python, they are sketch comedy shows, not sitcoms.

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  5. Isn't it always about you? Just kidding. But seriously, isn't it? Ha ha! You know I love you.

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    1. Yup...it's all about me. Now if everyone else would just come to that conclusion, the wordl would be a much better place.

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