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I'm a Catholic raised - down-to-earth Brooklyn boy who thanks his Mom & Dad for who & where he is today. My Dad - so proud of Him! A decorated Marine who fought in the Korean War...I have his Marine Corp. jacket that honors his integrity and love for both his family and his country. I love and miss my Dad! My Mom - another kick-ass, wonderful person who gave me way too many hugs and kisses as a child...nah, she gave me everything a son could ever want...she still does. Although, she's charging me residuals for her services now...only kidding.

Graduated both Catholic Grammar School: Mary Queen of Heaven (Franciscan Nuns) Egads! Catholic High School; Xaverian (YO! Top Twenty Honor Student) Yeah...if I didn't graduate in the TOP 20 - I would have been more afraid of my Mom's Italiano disapproval (as opposed to my Dad yelling): "I don't give a crap what score you got on yer test today...just get outta the way of the TV set when I'm watching the GIANTS game, OK!" Needless to say - I loved my Dad! Moving on...to more boredom...

Graduated the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1974. Studied with choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, 2 years (ballet and modern jazz) before he passed away in 1987. Studied (tap & modern jazz) with Michael Bennett (1984-1986). Mr. Bennett died in July of 1987. Studied, for 3 years, with acclaimed actress, Uta Hagen (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) & Lee Strasberg at HB Studios.. Graduate of NY University for credits (in the fields of): Editing and Cinematography.

Presently, writing a "draft" for an upcoming Off-Broadway musical and (yes, I am writing both LYRICS & music). Please, Mr. Producer - GET representation! An anthology (of my short stories & poems) will soon be peddled on the Barnes & Nobles market circuit. Will be appearing in the feature film : SHAME (to be realeased in February 2012) and...THANKS, MOM & DAD...the biggest influences in my life...I'm so glad you kicked me in my ass when I needed it the most! I love you both so much! I know I've grown from a pseudo-rebellious kid to an outspoken, vocal adult...and you still support me? Egads...the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.

I love you!

Dazzled! Winners finalized and posted!


Blog Posted:8/20/2012 3:25:00 AM

Hey PSoupers & friends,

I had a wonderful time reading your fantastic prose & poetry. This was a difficult contest to judge. Extremely hard. Such a great outpouring of raw emotion and simplistic creativity! The top winners are:



Contest Winner Medal
1GROUND ZERONeethu Roy
Contest Winner Medal2when autumn comesCarrie Richards
Contest Winner Medal2A Tightrope WalkRhonda Johnson-Saunders
Contest Winner Medal3The OutlandsCatie Lindsey

Will be dodging off of the SOUP again. Work constraints and other various writing ventures have been keeping me busy, as of late. Please read all these wonderful writers. They are talented, imaginative and obviously, impressive!



4My Greatest LoveGail Doyle

5WHEN FOG COMESnette onclaud

6That Is My Girlvienna bombardieri

7Forevercraig cornish

8Daddy's Girljulie Cottingham

9MY SONNY BOYYesha Shah

10WhereTim Ryerson

Honorable MentionA Dad's Answer to a Broken Heartjeff eklund

Honorable MentionGood ByeDoreen Wright

Wishing everyone here @ PSOUP continued success in all your present and future endeavors!

Peace always, J

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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 10:07:00 AM
    thanks...

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 11:58:00 PM
    cheers to everyone,,a riveting contest, J.. thanks a lot!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 7:33:00 PM
    I bet these are AWESOME poems and I hope to read the winners' list sometime! congrats to all.

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 3:05:00 PM
    Congratulations to all the winners.

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 12:20:00 PM
    Thank you for hosting this contest. Congratulations to all of your winners.

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 9:12:00 AM
    Thank you, John, for the placement in your contest. I finished reading all the winners and I'm amazed by the honesty and heartfelt emotion of each write. I am honored to be mentioned on this list. Congratulations to all the winners! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 9:08:00 AM
    Wow John...what a great idea for a contest!...Every poem I read was a mini-masterpiece...thanks so much for including mine on your winner's list and congratulations to all the winners! - Tim

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 8:54:00 AM
    Wow, I am so pleased and honored, John, that you placed my poem along with the beautiful, touching, and poignant poems submitted by my fellow poets. I have been reading the heart-felt and stunning poems inspired by your contest, and the raw emotion you had asked for, .....was evident in every one. Thank you very much, and please don't stay away too long !!

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 5:13:00 AM
    Congratulations to all winners...David

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Dazzled! Winners finalized and posted!
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5/27/2012PresumptionFree verseart,me,me,
4/16/2012CountdownFree verseepic,day,christmas,christ
8/2/2011Being thereFree verselove,birthday,
5/14/2011Put On A Happy FaceFree verseon writing and words,happ
4/23/2011Another CrossroadFree versedeathme,
4/22/2011ChristinaFree verseimagination
3/4/2011Message in a Bottle - Here - JohnNoneton writing and words
1/14/2011The BleedingProse Poetryon writing and words
1/5/2011Tremolo to a VibratoFree verseangsthistory,
12/31/2010at WorkFree verseintrospection
12/19/2010Damocles CondemnedFibonacciinspirational
11/14/2010Eggspiration Date - An Epitaph-Analogical EpigramRhymefunny
11/5/2010Hymn For HerFree verselove
10/3/2010BreathlessDiminished Hexaverselove
9/22/2010HushCinqkuinspirational
9/21/2010Pillow TalkFibonacciimagination
9/4/2010Daddy RevisitedDiminished Hexaverseangst
8/17/2010Trick or...TREAT?Limerickfunny
8/16/2010Sorry, Wrong NumberClerihewfunny
8/9/2010Pathmark Perversity - New YorkRhymefunny
8/7/2010INRISenryuinspirational
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6/8/2010Falsely AlarmedDiminished Hexaverseangst
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