The Man Behind The Blog

The Man Behind The Blog

Pain goes in, love comes out.

A childhood watching the abuse of my mother, followed by my father dying in my arms, then, years later, repeating the experience with my mother. Not long ago, I fell down a flight of stairs, got up and walked away. Excruciating pain has been my loyal companion ever since.

After suffering so much pain and loss, many would turn to alcohol or drugs, not me, I refuse to let it define me.

Hola, my name is Andrew, but you can call me Drew. Or one of my many blogging nicknames; Lonely Author, LA, TLAB, Vagabond Poet, El Vagabondo, Lonely, and the Beach Boy.

I am passionate about many things; being positive, life, love, music, poetry, writing, and then there’s my greatest passion of all – women.

My heart is filled with love and admiration for all women. I adore their laughter, playfulness, even their head scratching prerogative to change their mind. Love to see them in beautiful dresses, jeans, and barefoot. I am attracted to their curves, fascinated by their mystery, inspired by their scent and femininity.

I am a single guy, a dreamer, a poet, an ex-New Yorker living in Orlando, Florida. Hoping to get my three manuscripts published and two screenplays to the big screen, and who knows, maybe I will find love along the way….

762 thoughts on “The Man Behind The Blog

  1. Hi Andrew! I just checked your blog on WordPress. It’s amazing. Would you like to collab with me some time? I have a blog named inkandthoughts. We could do a blogger interview or something if you are interested. I would be waiting for your reply.

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    1. It was a true story. Happened Monday night.
      I have been keeping my comments closed on my Thursday posts so I can catch up on my backlog of messages.

      Thank you for your message Derrick. Maybe love is out there for me. Sadly, I never saw the mystery woman.,

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  2. Hello (sorry I don’t know your name). Nice to meet you here via Andrea Dinardo’s ‘Thriving under Pressure’. Arrived at your recent post and sorry to hear of your recent hospitalisation. Hope you continue to make a full recovery.

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    1. You are very kind. Thnak you for reading my posts and sharing your thoughts.
      I am not published yet. I am working on having my novels and screenplays
      achieving success through traditional methods. And it takes time.

      Thank you so much for your words and support. Greatly appreciated.

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  3. Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts, Drew. I’m sure that taking good care of yourself in the interim will help the procedure to be successful. It’s a combined effort between you and your surgeon. Take care. 🤗


    1. Thank you for this beautiful message. I appreciate your kind words and thoughts.
      It really means a lot.

      Doing the best I can to eat right, do some light exercise, and to get plenty of rest.
      I am following the doctor’s strict orders. Hopefully, I will be ready in April.
      I will leave everything in God’s hands.

      Again, thank you. I am so grateful for your thoughts.

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  4. Incredible blog. Drew. I’m following now, along with thousands of others. Hope you are doing okay. 🙏🏻 I perceive you are dealing with a health problem. Have a peaceful weekend. 📚Christine


    1. Thank you for your beautiful and supportive words Christine. I am doig better now. There were a few days of
      dizzy spells and terrible headaches due to extremely low blood pressue. A little tweak of my meds seemed to
      do the trick. Appreciate your kindness.
      I hope to get the chance to know you better. Thank you for the support and concern.
      Always appreciate kindness in this world.

      Please keep yourself safe.

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          1. Think you’ve been trapped in a lovely place 😊 Anyway, home sweet home ❤
            I’m well enough, thanks.
            The coronavid thing both in Italy and in the USA is getting more and more serious. And in Spain as well.
            I’m worried. I’m still a believer.

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            1. There are two types of people in the world. Those who don’t believ in miracles. And those that think everything is a miracle.

              I chose to believe.

              Things are very bad in my former home in New York City. I know Italy has suffered so much loss too. Things may get worse before they get better. We have to be patient and believe.

              Pleasee keep yourself safe.


                  1. Ok, when we talk you are not lonely. So, if you don’t mind, I’ll call you Drew. Ok? 😊
                    My first name is Vincenza but most people call me Vicky.
                    I feel like Vicky, even if sometimes Vincenza sounds sweet. It depends on who says that name.
                    You can use both, Drew.

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    1. Coping as well as can be.

      Tips? I was actually thinking of writing a post on blogging tips.
      1- When you read something you really like leave a good comment. Other readers will read your comments,
      and are more likely to peek into your blog.
      2- As part of number 1, make sure to leave good comments on blogs of high traffic, this way
      you know more people are seeing you.
      3- Really build friendships with bloggers you like or admire. You write poetry, read poetry blogs.
      Make connections. I have a big following because I truly tried to make connections.
      4- Be entertaining. With your cmments and replies.
      5- Stick it out.
      6- Write good stuff. It is so important.

      Good luck my friend.


  5. Nice blog, I love reading about things that make people write, some of them literally bleed on the paper. You’ve got a mature written expression, wish I could learn to write this way 🙂
    Good luck with the novel, so many people connect to you through your writing, you aren’t alone.


    1. You are very kind. I appreciate your thoughts.
      In these dark times we are living in, we are connecting thoruhg our words.
      Thnak you for all of your wondderful thoughts.
      I appreciate each and every one of them.

      Apologies for my late response. I escaped an island paradise that locked down while on vacation.
      And I finally returned home to prepare for emergency heart surgery.
      So, I have been so busy.

      Again, thank you and I appreciate your words and visit.

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  6. Hi Andrew, thanks for popping into my blog now and then. I hope you enjoy reading each time you do and I love your “About” – wishing you all the best in publishing and finding love. 🙂 Stay well, Lauren


    1. Lauren, first let me say it is wonderful to meet you. Thank you for stopping by to introduce yourself. Your blog is delightful. Enjoyed a poem that I believe was published in a Frisco newspaper.

      You are the first person to comment on my updated about page. Flattered you liked it.
      It will fun to follow one another.

      Stay safe. And stay inspired.


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      1. I appreciate such a friendly and personable reply, Andrew. And thanks about my poem. My happy dance lasted for a while because moments like that don’t come as often as we’d like. I really did love the honesty and vulnerability in your narrative, but I’m saddened for all you’ve experienced. Although, it’s inspiring to have so much passion, love, and positivity despite the pain and loss. So, thank you for sharing and I look forward to reading more. Wishing you the same!

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  7. Very interesting blog. Sorry to hear about all your pain but inspired to hear you chose to stay positive and not resort to addiction. That takes courage. Looking forward to reading more of your work. Is that you in the picture?

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    1. Grateful for you taking the time out to read my introduction & for sharing your kind thoughts.

      Honestly, I am kind of proud of that fact that I never turned to drugs or alcohol. Never struck a woman either. I was determined to be the opposite of my abusive father and I succeeded.

      Tomorrow, I being hospitalized for a procedure on my heart. So, I will be gone from blogging for a while. It will be great getting to know you after I return.

      Yes, that is my beach photo. One of the reasons many call me the berach boy. lol

      Christina, grateful for your sweet message.
      Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Happy blogging.

      Stay safe.

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  8. What a fabulous site! Thanks for sharing. Now, tell us. WHO is that woman in “Like The Wind.” Breathtaking!


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