Adventure Jacket

Manual labor. Listen, we can all do it right? The lifting, the dragging, the pushing, the whatever. Hell, I love snowblowing at night, and there isn’t a man in New England who hasn’t watched a plow take out a mailbox and think, “Now that would be a fun job.” No, the reason we should thank allContinue reading “Adventure Jacket”

41 Years Old

I love egg rolls. The crispy edges, the chewy wrap, the bits of salty fillings, all erupt through the tangy sweetness of duck sauce.  In my other hand is a skewer of teriyaki beef. It is cooked and seasoned to perfection. I grunt my approval as I tear into the hand-held food with reckless abandon.Continue reading “41 Years Old”

There’s A Penguin In My Freezer and A Machine Gun on My Stairs

His eyes burrow into my soul. We stand there facing each other, neither daring to move a muscle. I admit he has me at a disadvantage, I had no idea he would be there. But none of that matters right now. What matters is the razor sharp beak standing between me and a frozen steak.Continue reading “There’s A Penguin In My Freezer and A Machine Gun on My Stairs”

‘Twas The Week Before Christmas

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through my home, Lay Amazon boxes, everywhere that we roam. My wife is done shopping or so she has said, I haven’t started, and it fills me with dread. The children are feverish and coughing and sick, The infections and virus are spreading real quick. To ensure theContinue reading “‘Twas The Week Before Christmas”

The Chronicle: Author’s books let kids become the illustrators

by Claire Galvin, Chronicle Staff Writer “A local author is using his experience as a teacher, and as a father, to craft interactive and customizable books for children. Mike Sposito, of Columbia, recently self-published his second book, Zagg & the Planetary Defenders, geared for ages 9-12. The book features an interactive storyboard design — theContinue reading “The Chronicle: Author’s books let kids become the illustrators”

Oil Spill…the Start to a Great Autumn Weekend in CT

I watch the ink-black stream arc towards the oil pan. It misses and splashes down onto the garage floor spreading out like a stain of incompetence. I scramble to move the oil pan over, which is difficult as I am laying on my back under the truck. I can’t turn over, and the only movableContinue reading “Oil Spill…the Start to a Great Autumn Weekend in CT”

Huzzah!

The sound of pounding hooves reverberates through the earth. Two champions race towards each other, each led by the point of a lance. The horses beneath them charge with muscles rippling and nostrils wide. Their fear replaced with a duty for destruction. A glint of sun from steel armor pierces through the shade of theContinue reading “Huzzah!”

Spowerks Launches New Book: Zagg & the Planetary Defenders!

New Book Encourages Imagination, Storytelling and Art In the interest of helping kids explore imagination through storytelling and art, local author and educator Mike Sposito presents Zagg & the Planetary Defenders, the second in a series of Spowerks Storyboard books. Prose and poetry combine in this new book designed for kids ages 9-12, who areContinue reading “Spowerks Launches New Book: Zagg & the Planetary Defenders!”

A Flatbed Towed My Dreams Away… and Other Country Song Lyrics

Nine years ago it was wood-working. Seven years ago it was boat fever. Five years ago is was flying. For the past three years it has been cars. These hobbies start as a passing interest, an ember in my heart that travels to my brain and finally into my hands (and wallet).  Hundreds of hoursContinue reading “A Flatbed Towed My Dreams Away… and Other Country Song Lyrics”