Welcome to the Riverside Post

Welcome to the Riverside Post

Dear Riverside: John Hates You All. Not really. It’s a line I got from one of my favorite Showtime TV Shows, Californication. Hank Moody (David Duchovny) is my favorite fictional writer. Largely because for the bulk of the show, he is going through some sort of personal crisis and barely wrote a word.

He was going through an on-again-off-again relationship with Karen, and he was generally depressed most of the time. I have a steady relationship with my wife, thank GOD. The depression though is there. Like him, I barely write a word these days. Many writers write through their depression. I can’t seem to stay focused on any one thing for more than a few minutes, but I am trying hard.

There was a time in my life when my wife was bitching that I was spending too much time writing. These days, the argument is the opposite – I’m not writing enough. DEPRESSION. It sucks. I try to remain upbeat as much as I can, which is actually very little. I spend the vast majority of my time in the bedroom. I try to spend time out in the living room with my wife as well, but it’s hard.

I have seven websites. I can’t stay focused on one. I once was spending hundreds of hours working on a novel. The novel still resides on my computer, and if I focus on the damn thing, I could probably get it edited out and finished and maybe even published. The problem is, to me, it’s never ready.

Frankly, life sucks, but then there are times I fully enjoy, like spending time with my grandchildren. How is it that it is this way? No wonder the world is so confused over depression and what it really is. ANYWAY…

My point is not to be here, depressing everyone, but rather, to announce yet another iteration of my online presence with this site, the Riverside Post. I will do my best to keep this website up to date, as well as to keep you informed of local businesses, what is going on in the city, any local events happening and anything else I can think of.

Have a suggestion of what you would like to see published here? Use the CONTACT US form and let me know. Want a place to publish your stories? CONTACT US and let me know. Tell me what you want to do and we’ll see if we can make it happen. I don’t presently pay anything – I’m as broke as broke gets, but the website is permanent and you’ll have a byline and a profile on here as well.

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