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 thereโ€™s my greatest passion of all โ€“ 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….

964 thoughts on “The Man Behind The Blog

  1. Iโ€™m very happy you are continuing to write and join us here! Your article is the best for us thanks for sharing this hope so you update some other articles also in the future.

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  2. As you’ve closed comments on ‘the experiment’ I’ll just comment here – have you read the short story ‘Funes the Memorious’ by Jorge Luis Borges? It’s a great story on that theme.

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  3. 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. Thank you for the offer. I am flattered.
      I will be going on a long extended vacation soon (3 months).
      I think I would be available sometime in December or early January.
      Hit me up if your still interested.
      Thanks for thinking of me.

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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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  4. 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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  5. Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts, Drew. Iโ€™m sure that taking good care of yourself in the interim will help the procedure to be successful. Itโ€™s a combined effort between you and your surgeon. Take care. ๐Ÿค—

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    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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  6. Incredible blog. Drew. I’m following now, along with thousands of others. Hope you are doing okay. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป I perceive you are dealing with a health problem. Have a peaceful weekend. ๐Ÿ“šChristine

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    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 ๐Ÿ˜Š Anyway, home sweet home โค
            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.

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                  1. Ok, when we talk you are not lonely. So, if you don’t mind, I’ll call you Drew. Ok? ๐Ÿ˜Š
                    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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  7. Hi, I hope you are coping well through these strange times! I am really falling for your poems and your website layout is outstanding! Have you any tips for a beginner like me? Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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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.

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  8. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good luck with the novel, so many people connect to you through your writing, you aren’t alone.

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    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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  9. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay well, Lauren

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    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.

      Thanks.

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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 donโ€™t come as often as weโ€™d like. I really did love the honesty and vulnerability in your narrative, but Iโ€™m saddened for all youโ€™ve experienced. Although, itโ€™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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  10. 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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      1. Nice picture ! I enjoy reading your posts, they’re written with a lot of feeling. I think thats one of the things that make a good writer, to be able to show parts of themselves in their writing. I wish you luck on your surgery and a steady recovery. looking forward to connecting upon your return!

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        1. Your generous and beautiful words touched my heart. Your appreciaiob of my poetry
          makes me so happy. Thank you so much for expressing your thoughts.

          And thank you for the kind words of support. I hope to be back soon.
          Please take care of yourself as well.
          Be well.

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

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      1. Hi Drew, thank you we are well, and hope you continue to gain strength each and every day…
        Congratulations also Drew on your milestone of followers and I have to agree with your choice of poet.. Holly and I have been blogging friends for a few years also, and her poems are just amazing.. I’m always blown away with her beautiful exquisite words that often reach that deep part of your soul that often ignite’s a spark, in her descriptive verse or bring a tear, in her melancholy seductive narrative that brings both beauty and pain together in the same line..
        Have a relaxing Sunday Drew… Take care.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™

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        1. Holly, is an amazing poet. And she has been at it for a few years and her writing always remains fresh.
          I hope I can do that someday.

          Thank you for your kind message and beautiful words. Your kindness and support touched my heart.
          Grateful for your words and visit. Made me feel blessed.
          Thank you always.
          Be well.

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  12. My dear dew!! Hope-you are recovering very well.i am waiting your published books with eagerness.when you will be fine and healthy then answer me.bless you ,my dear!!

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      1. You today’s post”INTROSPECTION”is nice.i think-everybody should think about introspection.it is good for living in right way.am i right?my dear friend!! Plz reply.

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          1. Oh.this is the reason of your no reply.don”t worry.date will be fixed at proper time.my dear friend dew!! Here is early in the morning time so i wish you -good morning with your good night.have a wonderful and happy day/dream,my dear!!๐ŸŒน

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          2. Be well ,my dear dew!!take your best care.have a wonderful day.i am going to sleep.good night from India๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒน

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                  1. Bless you ,my dear!! Plz take your best care.you are my brave boy and have to win in all difficulties.best of luck.good luck,my dear!!โœŒโœŒโœŒโœŒ

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                  2. Hey dew!! Tonight ,on the sky,my lonely star is with full moon;i am feeling that moon is for blessed allรจgro of my companion as boon.๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒด

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                    1. Hey dew!!where are you.plz don’t take any tension to comment on my posts.be well,feel relax and enjoy your every moments.bless you ,my dear!!๐ŸŒน

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  13. Hi Andrew, I have a book suggestion you’ll find interesting. Learn to Love: Guide to Healing Your Disappointing Love Life. Great reviews. I’ll send you a digital or print copy. Dr. Thomas Jordan, drtmjordan@gmail.com

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      1. I will wait for you every moments.my all best wishes with my soul will be presented there wherever you are going and stay at your destinationโค

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  14. But myself, arriving home, I was not able to return suddenly and fully identify with life here and my affairs, although I had identified with myself from the train. Then I understood what I had to do to become like myself: I went to the city of my childhood to see the grave of my mother and of my father. I entered the cemetery on a day that mimicked spring, under clouds running away from the fresh wind and surrounded only for a few moments by the morning sun. No one was walking on the leafy alleys that had fallen green, and when I stopped in front of the well-kept resting place of my deads, nothing bothered the unexpected joy of relief that had befallen me. They can no longer be touched, I can no longer endanger them either through my life or my death – and I myself can no longer be touched by any grief, by any pain as great as their loss. I’m safe, I’m alone, I’m home. ” – Antal, a bachelor returned from a trip to the world (Deak Tamas).

    I tried to add the above comment under your poem Introspection but there the comments seems to not be allowed.

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  15. Hi Andrew! I’m so glad to know you through what you write. I like your lyrics very, very much…they are so beautiful, romantic, so deep and I feel it resonates with my soul . I’m from Romania, my friends call me Daniela, I write poetry even though I haven’t published and I don’t have a personal blog. My poems appear for now on a friend’s blog page… I send you the poem called ,,Love,, translated into English by my friend Manuela Timofte.
    I wish you much Love and all the best wishes !
    https://sticri.home.blog/2020/02/05/love/

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    1. Daniela is a beautiful name.

      I read your poem, it is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.
      Daniela, you really should have your own blog to post poetry.
      I would read it.

      Thank you for this beautiful message.
      I will be back after my recovery.
      I hope you will still be here.
      So we can become good friends.
      ๐Ÿ’•

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  16. Awwww Drew – Im hoping praying and wishing you a quick recovery after the drs do their magic on you๐Ÿ’•
    Iโ€™m sorry youโ€™re going through all this
    Youโ€™re amazing spirit & love for Life and women ๐Ÿ˜˜ will pull you through
    I miss your words
    I was just getting spoiled with your beautiful writings again..
    Biggest hugs and love to you my friend๐Ÿ’•

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  17. My dearest brother, I am in tears reading your latest post. I want to cry and stomp my feet and rail against a God that would put you through all this! You must be well, you must recover, I know your beautiful story is not ready to end.
    I was going to be all positive and uplifting and cheery, and I will if that will help you, but I really donโ€™t want to do that. What I want is to be close enough to stay by your side and hold your hand and support you and pray with you. I will be doing all that everyday in my thoughts of you โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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    1. Oh Diane, I knew there was another surgery on the horizon. I just didn’t think things would get to this point.
      The positive thoughts and messages are appreciated. The love I receive on this blog makes up for the love missing
      from my life..
      Thank you for your beautiful message and for keeping me in your thoughts. It lifts my spirits on the eve of this
      important surgery. Thank you for everything. I will be back.
      Mucho love.
      Hope you are enjoying your new place.

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