In 2014, "Curdled" is under new management - the content and theme will be much different to what it was before. If you were a subscriber/follower to the original, you would do well to read the description above and consider whether you wish to continue following this blog.

What's recorded here is not safe for work. It's likely not safe for any place, occasion, or person - it will be inappropriate, offensive, and disturbing. And even if you're into that sort of thing, it will likely test your tolerances given time. And so, turn away. This is your last warning.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A note from John Finn

I wrote to John about the publication of Invisible Men, and in his reply, he sent some remarks that he asked me to post for those who followed him online:

About the Book

I read the book that [JS] wrote based on the entries from my old blog, and am satisfied that he represented the stories faithfully.    I no longer have the contents to do a side-by-side comparison, but in reading the book I didn’t come across anything to upset me or feel that he had taken liberties with the material I had given him.  
One exception is that he condensed some of the material and shuffled dates around.   My blog had become tedious and self-obsessed in the last couple of years, too much mundane detail about my travels and business dealings, which is one of the main reasons I abandoned it.   The facts are there, but the timeline is not what it originally was.   It seems better that way.  

Where Is John Now?

I mentioned to John a number of comments that were made to the blog after he had abandoned it – seems he had a handful of followers who were genuinely concerned about what had become of him.   To them, he writes:
I am flattered and humbled by the number of people who remember me and wish me well – these friends whom I’ve never met are more concerned and compassionate than the vast majority of people I’ve known in real life.   I wish I had known you better.
After pulling up my stakes, I drifted for a few years – I had made a small fortune in real estate before the market crashed, and even after the crash I had enough to keep me going for quite a long time.    
After bumbling about for a few years, I settled in the Midwest.   I’m married now with three children, working a mundane job, and have blended into the scenery of the American middle class.   It’s a boring life, and I like it that way.
He’s shared with me his diaries from the travelling he did – a few weird bits, typical John Finn, but I don’t have the sense that there’s quite enough to warrant putting out a second book.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Invisible Men

With John's permission, I have cobbled together some of the content of the old "Curdled" blog into a collection of stories, which is available on Amazon:

This is more in the nature of a labor of love than a commercial endeavor, as I don't expect this will "sell" more than a dozen copies, but there it is for those who might be interested.