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07/14/18

I do believe that it was high time to remove myself from social media.
All social media is by nature toxic and the inherent toxicity was truly making me sick.
I miss it.
Just like a drug that I abused and can no longer safely use.

 

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07/06/2018




So pick up a few of my books and be part of the solution...

 

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06/22/2018

This is what I think of Trump,
Trump voters, facecrack, and shitter.
Do Something better with your time.

 

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03/03/2018

Hello Kind Readers,  Book #7 is coming right along and like a carnival it has something for everyone.
Keep it in your mind and realize that without you, there's no me.
Keep reading folks.
And more importantly keep reading me..

 

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01/04/2018

A full moon might mean many things. Straight lycanthropy, wacky behaviour for the inmates,
a reminder of things we did in the sixties that were never to be repeated?
 
Or it could just mean nothing at all. Just an unassuming orb hanging bright in the Oregon night sky.
2017 is over. 2018 has just begun. Enjoy the scenery and stop speculating for Christ's sake.

 

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11/29/2017


Spent some quality time up in Portlandia these past few days.
Love the city and it's folks. My 7th book has been on a bit of a delay.
I will soon announce a second more concrete start date.
Sometimes life just gets in the way. There's no accounting for it.
It does what it wants. But this book will be written real soon. Don't you fret Kind Readers...
Keep Portland Weird!!!

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08/31/2017

Ok hiatus over! A new book should be out this Winter.
Look for it. But buy all of the other ones!
Thanks for your support folks....

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The indefinite hiatus has begun. Buy the first 6 books if you would Kind Readers. Perhaps there will never be another.
3..2..1..gone!

Peace,
Gouldner

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06/15/2017

So I am almost 50 years old folks. Half a century and I still feel as though I graduated high school last year. I've made it 17 years further than my poor father ever did. A milestone for sure. But have I really learned anything? And if I have, does it really matter? Many men my age believe that they have reached guru status by this age and people should gather at their feet for the wisdom they have accumulated. I say pshaw! Ya still don't know shit. Keep working. Now is not the time to give up the ghost. My advice to myself and all new quinquagenarians:
Keep reading.
Keep learning.
Keep moving.
Keep loving.
Just keep living.
Don't worry about your status and where you think you should be by now.
Be yourself.
Be 50.

Peace,
Gouldner

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This picture is a Metaphor for how long it takes to become successful as an independent writer. I saw this little snail in front of my house early Saturday morning. 

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Well folks, the white haired wizard has done it again. Gimme Danger, Jim Jarmusch's love letter to one of the greatest rock bands ever, is a masterful film. Raw, energizing, and inspiring. If you haven't seen it, drop everything now and git you some Raw Power!!!


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Well folks sorry to disappoint. Went back to Facebook for just a few days and I just couldn't. No concrete reason, just hell to the no! Catch my drift? If you ever need to contact this writer online. This will be the only place. Peace out beansprouts.

 

P.S. Perhaps  I'll turn Facecrack on once a year for promotional purposes. But other than that, negatory...

 

 

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So this week I did some contemplating about how you can actually give too much as well as other thoughts. What I mean is, you can give so much that people begin to expect it. Then when you get tired of the non-reciprocation and stop giving they flip out. No one is so bad that they should be ostracized. But many of us are because we have chosen to tell the truth. People like to invent shit that never happened to make themselves feel better about what THEY did. Anyway, just processing nonsense. No biggie. Just very tired of the bullshit one has to put up with. Therefore, I've decided to stop putting up with it. Clearing the slate for the second half of the century I suppose. May the next 50 years be drama free!

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Hey Kind Readers, if you happen to find this site via one of these cards somewhere, know that I was out doing some Gurilla Marketing. Yeah! Since you're here, why don't you click on the link above and buy my newest release: Elderwest Blues. It's a short read but you won't regret it. And perhaps while you're visiting the site, pick up a few more books. It wouldn't hurt....


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This joint is the best place in the Northwest for breakfast bar none.
Hat's off to Joe Brown's Café in Vancouver, Washington.
Place has been there since the 1930's.

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Sorry about the delay for some of you folks.
Your copies of Elderwest Blues will be in the mail this Wednesday,
February 7th. Thanks for your patience Kind Readers. Enjoy!!!

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The writing for Book #7 has begun in earnest folks. I'm nothing if not prolific. Listening to Megadeth's Dystopia to gear up for this one. And of course the grand majority of the writing will be done at job #2 in the wee hours of the morning when all "normal" folks are fast asleep. Fierce output is the general order of every remaining day I have. Only death will stop me now.
Onwards...

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Hey folks,
Thanks to everyone that picked up their copy of my
6th book Elderwest Blues. The book was a labor of love so I hope you enjoy it. It was written primarily in February and March of last year while I was staying at the Mills' cabin before my family came out West to meet me. Happy Holidays to everyone and I hope your
new year holds nothing but peace and prosperity.
But if it holds adversity, hang tough, you can make it through.

Peace, F.J.G.

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Hey Kind Readers,
The next book, Elderwest Blues, is just about complete and ready for purchase. If you'd like to see what one man's experience of moving from the East to the West looks like, as well as what really happens to the elderly in this country I think you'll find this book interesting. I try to keep it moving and change it up rapidly folks, as you can tell from my last book Holidays With the Ripper (about a serial killer). That's what intrigues me most about a writer. Exactly how many hats can he wear? And where's the adventure if he continues to write about the same old thing?

Enjoy... F.J.G.

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Thanks again folks for all of your patience.
Ripper packages are being sent out regularly and a boatload were ordered so bear with us.
Once again this is a small operation, we're not amazon sooo...
LOVE TO YOU ALL!!!

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All I can say is Thank You!!! A few folks really came forward and
purchased their $13.95 Ripper packages. The packages will be sent out
slowly but surely and here at the Wordwork Underground we ask
for your patience because there are only two folks doing all the clerical work and postage.
And, it costs money to send everything out as well soooo....
If you purchased a Ripper package rest assured that you will be receiving it soon.
We will mail all packages out in order of purchase on the PayPal link.
Again a big Thank You for your support and kindness. Keep supporting
Underground and Independent literature.
You'll be surprised at what you find if you search a bit.

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How about if every one of my friends and family members got together
and bought at least one of my books right now to keep the machine from
seizing up and to keep me from having to work myself to death besides the writing?
Good idea? No. Ok then. It's up to you again Kind Readers. Fans of all ilk.
I've always been able to count on the kindness of strangers rather than
those closest to me anyway. Buy some books! Please and thank you...

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Hey there Kind Readers my next title *Elderwest Blues* is complete and percolating,
almost ready for revision. Some stories (new and not in Elderwest) will appear
on the blog to keep your appetite whetted. Enjoy the blog while we
prepare this next book for release.

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Listening to the great Dylan and toggling back and forth
between Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits as well.
What a trio! All lyricists and performers beyond the pale. Just completed the
Dylan Chronicles book and this is what prompted this most recent
descent down the lyrical wormhole.
Writing folks.
Always the writing.
Even between my own books...

Live Clean, Write Mean

P.S. Also reading about Hitler and WWII.
You see this is how the mind really works.
Linear thought is for the "normal."

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I must always remember this.
We all must always remember this.
It is far better to be a Warrior of the Light, than a Warrior in the Darkness.
Blessings to those that have suffered in these recent tragic events.
All of this could have been avoided through love.
What has happened in the past must be radically forgiven.
Otherwise we die in hatred.
Wasting more lives and more time.
Get busy living as Red says in Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.
I intend to.
You?

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I am nonplussed folks. Honestly. What in the hell do these barbarians
think they're doing? Killing a man driving in a car with his girlfriend and baby?
Shooting another man in the chest several times for selling CD's? I just don't get it.
And frankly, I'm sick to death of it. If these monsters are not imprisoned for these crimes
then there is no justice. There is no excuse or acquittal possible. This is cold blooded
murder. End of story. If something is not done we all deserve what we continue to get.
Let's put a stop to it once and for all. Acceptance is death.

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Happy Independence Weekend Kind Readers, Ah that word again, Independence.
It has appeared in my life over and over again. From the fierce independence and rebellion of my
childhood. To being put on the USS INDEPENDENCE an aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy in early
adulthood. And being identified early on as an independent writer (I don't care for the word author. You can't auth anything.). I have maintained much of my independence throughout the years despite having to work harder than most to the tune of between 120 hours and 80 hours a week as a mental health professional to keep my large family afloat. When most folks have been long since tucked neatly in their beds I am at my second full time job as a Residential Counselor taking care of a group of fellas with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues and writing in between putting out fires. During the day I am out working as a Counselor for an Assertive Community Treatment Team doing Substance Abuse Sessions and boatloads of crisis intervention. So I suppose what I'm trying to say is that as a Writer I am definitely independent. Cut from the same cloth as Miller, Bukowski, Kerouac et al. But as a human being I'm even more independent. And that's what enables me to help people and plant seeds of hope within them. Because no matter what, you can be free. You just have to see the world in a particular way. For myself that way includes loyalty, kindness, and never, ever, leaving someone in the lurch. In other words; No human left behind! Unless they wish to be. Then it is their choice to wallow in misery and forfeit their birthright of hard work and INDEPENDENCE.
Have a great Independence day Kind Readers!
What does freedom mean to you?

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Today is my 49th birthday kind readers. I am grateful for many things.
I am grateful for my children, my lovely wife, my sister and brother-in-law, my two nephews,
my 13 and a half years of continued sobriety, and all of the people in my life who have helped me
find my true path and remained present in my life. I continue to work hard and do what's right,
so that I may continue to move forward in this life with no regrets. 1 more year until 50 folks.
I truly cannot believe I've survived this long. It has been quite a journey. May we keep riding this wave together.

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Sometimes you just gotta laugh at life Kind Readers. Things get thrown at you
and you have to keep it moving and realize that people are gonna do
what they're gonna do regardless of whether it's right or wrong. People make mountains
out of molehills, invent untruths, and lazily put blame where it doesn't belong.
Rather than moving, changing, and growing stronger. But true Warriors ignore all
of this and quietly reside in truth. This is for all the folks out there that
are judged unfairly for no apparent reason. Just continue to move forward
and enjoy life despite the nonsense. Remember, life is a gift, and it's meant to be enjoyed.

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Well Kind Readers,
Lots of settling in has been happening here in our new home of Eugene, Oregon.
*Holidays With the Ripper* is doing well despite the big move and work
continues on my 6th book, *Elderwest Blues*, which should appear some
time in late fall. I hope everyone is doing well and continuing to fight the good fight despite
the overwhelming odds against us. I'll keep writing if you'll keep reading.