Author: Dave Mainelli

Small business owner, former International franchise business consultant, a musician, father, husband, and writer. Serves on the B.O.D. for Red Hen Press and Fine Lines Literary Magazine, and currently is a candidate for MFA in Writing from the University of Nebraska.

The Human Spirit (Monks. What are ya gonna do…)

I suppose that most people rely on the fact that there is a “god” or a “universe” and I don’t really care what you want to call it; I just want us to realize that regardless of that belief behind our existence, it is the HUMAN SPIRIT that drives the world for better or worse.

What was the Score?

I watched as my daughter stopped and stood in front of the audience at the Holland Center so they could announce her full given name and she could receive her high school diploma. And here is what I thought to myself as I did: Life. You son of a bitch.  Maybe we as parents give ourselves more credit than we deserve. All…

Music for the soul

Being sick and getting woozy, or feeling like I can faint from too much activity, keeps me from “jamming” much these days. But last night, a couple of friends came by with their musical talents and abilities, and the Wind Cried Mary. Or someone was crying- maybe it was the neighbors because it was so awful. But I…

Where have all the real pop stars gone?

What’s going on? Where are all the pop stars? I’m not talking about the ones you think I am. “POP” quiz 1. Who is your favorite contemporary scientist? 2. Who is your favorite contemporary literary writer? 3. Who is your favorite contemporary painter? 4. Who is your favorite contemporary sculptor? 6. Who is your favorite…