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About Adolfo Jimenez
Adolfo Jimenez was born in Brooklyn and grew up in South Florida, where he lives with family. He's a drinker, barroom brawler, ex-gigolo, a compulsive liar and an all-around disagreeable person.
Adolfo has taught stand up comedy and has performed as part of an improv troupe.
Adolfo blogs about writing, family life, politics, and travel.
Adolfo began writing after the death of his first marriage but never took the craft seriously and never sought publication. His first published book, The Man in the Gray Sky, was released in 2019. He has since published 10 books, including three volumes of poetry, a short-story collection, and a personal development journal pretending to be a blog.
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Think about it: I started every day by reading or hearing about terrorist attacks, earthquakes, bank robberies, disease, war, depression, recession, fraud, AIDS, cancer, rape, famine... It makes me sick just thinking about it. I would wake up at 5:00AM and immediately start feeding myself this garbage. No wonder I was so unhappy!
So, decided that for one year, I would avoid the news. Entirely. I dedicated the 854 hours not spent on sensationalism, slant, and negativity on improving myself. I chronicled this journey and shared it with the world. The goal was to become a better person. I think it worked, up to a point. I'm not perfect, but neither are you, so there!
From Scorpions for Breakfast:
We walk around buildings going nowhere
Through parking lots
And shopping malls and theme parks
We have no destination except the walk itself
We drive to places where we can walk
We embrace the sprawl
Sometimes we stop and we gawk and we wish to see
I point something out to you
You point something out to me
It’s nothing we haven’t seen before
We just haven’t seen it together
Pointing makes old things new experiences
We worship at the altar of the familiar
This is our church
This is our temple
This is our mosque
This is the end
There are stories about dogs, drinks, women, and buses, but mostly, these stories are about me. They are about times in my life, some great, some dark, all true to one extent or another.