Male , 26-30

Last Seen Oct 5, 2010
Member Since Oct 03, 2008
Favorite Quote There must be some kind of way out of here, said the joker to the thief...
  • a little Italian
  • and a little Jewish
Vices Many.
Politics Liberal
Horoscope Gemini
Special day
Books Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Local Time May 25th, 7:38 AM

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EPjake has shared 2 Mature Experiences
  • I Have A Secret To Share

    I Don't Like Spending Time With My Family. My family is really filled with good people, there is no doubt of that.  I don't want to paint a picture of them as a collection of monsters or crazies or otherwise relatively unenjoyable peo… [more]
  • I Am Married

    I Have a Question For All the Married People Out There...   … [more]
  • I Make Art

    Bang! Pow! Bam! Zoink! I have been a longtime collector of comic books.  EPJulio gave me some old comic books that had belonged to his dad.  They are all foreign language comic books -- but all original vintage… [more]
  • I Love The Color Pink

    Pink. The Power Of A Simple Color. Why is there an irrational fear of pink?  Why, more than any color, is pink something that has the ability to so directly feminize and so completely immasculate? When I was growing … [more]
  • Venting Confessions

    I really, really, really hate my neighbor.
    I live in a small building -- just eight units -- and for the most part everyone is cool but there is this one neighbor that just really gets my blood boiling. I have had a few run-ins with him and at this point, we have no real reason to continue the "hate" but I can't seem to let it go. I can't seem to "reboot" -- I just honestly don't see a single redeeming quality in this putz.… [more]
  • Other Confessions

    I thought I didn't like b...
    I thought I didn't like beer. Well, didn't like is an overstatement. I think I would just say that it isn't my first choice. But then I was introduced to sour beer. I crave it. I have a weakness for sour beer. End thread.… [more]
  • A different kind of Christmas Tale...

    Posted on: December 28th, 2008 at 9:35PM

    Five days ago, I went "home" to be with my family for the holidays. Four days ago, I realized something was really wrong with my Dad but no one would listen to me -- not even him. Three days ago, I watched my Dad almost die.... for the second time. Every day since then, I haven't been sad. I haven't been in shock. I haven't been overwhelmed. I've been mad - strike that - I've been pissed. And I feel bad not feeling bad. My Dad has a complicated medical history which helps color the situation. He was born with a small tumor in his brain. This tumor has a complicated name that I do not recall, so for the purposes for this story, we will call this tumor "Jeri." Well, as my dad got o… [more]


  • RECOVERY. A more interesting word than the dictionary gives it credit for...

    Posted on: January 17th, 2009 at 1:25PM

    It's going to be a long road. A long, long road. I spent the week with my family trying to help my dad get adjusted. At least that was the "headline" of why I was there, although not necessarily the real meat of it. I returned to my family's house. My to-do list was long. Get the house ready for my dad returning from the hospital by taking down the Christmas decorations, cleaning all the carpets, putting up my nieces trampoline, reorganizing his room and the family room to accommodate his in-home treatment equipment, dust, vacuum, and organize just about everything. All at the same time deal with just weird emotional stuff. My dad is adjusting to his new future – one that is drastical… [more]


  • A little insight... A little backstory on EPJake

    Posted on: January 1st, 2009 at 2:52PM

    Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" may be most notable for the fact that Dylan has performed this song more often than any of his other compositions; well over 1400 times by current estimations. However, what I find most interesting about this work goes beyond the realm of simple popular cultural trivia – it is the artist's relationship with the song and how this relationship has continued to evolve over the years that is most inspiring. It is not a static ballad. It has been covered by a variety of artists bringing their own interpretations and readings from their own experiences in life. Moreover, it has been refreshed and reinterpreted by Dylan as the years have passed. The work … [more]


  • All Along the Watchtower

    Posted on: November 17th, 2008 at 2:09AM

    I am a huge Bob Dylan fan. I think - although he may not have the silky voice of a traditional singer - his lyrics are quite interesting. They make you think... if you let them. "All Along the Watchtower" is one of the most covered songs in modern history. It's considered a quintessential Bob Dylan work. What I find most interesting is that the song itself, seems to be a living commentary. When Dylan first wrote the song and performed it... it ended as sampled here. But in more recent years, since the late 1990s I believe, he has started reprising the opening stanza so as to emphasize the individual's own role in their destiny rather than the heavy hand of "Big Brother." I have never… [more]