Dharma Angels

Sideshow Media Group has just released my latest work of poetry- DHARMA ANGELS


It is for sale on Amazon and I want to give you an idea what this book contains and what you could expect. 

“There is no single word in Western language for “dharma” and certainly not “dharma angels”, so I studied them all and came up with my own definintion: human behaviors, principles, or things that seem necessary for the order of nature, living creatures, religious beliefs, family structures, and music on an individual level to go forward. Without such things we shall all surely perish.”  – John K Bucher

The third book entitled “California Beat Poetry”, the poems highlight some of the people, places, things and ideas that fascinate me. I decided to ignore the weeds around me and pick the flowers I saw and now share them with you in this collection. Over the next few weeks I will share some of them on this blog. As personal appearance dates become firm I will post these as well. In those I do a live read of many of the poems and will autograph copies sold there. 

I dedicated this book to my mother.

“This little book of poems is dedicated to the memory of my mother-Muriel Joyce Bucher (1930-2016). She is one of those missing dharma angels who is not still among us yet is still very much loved.”



Welcome to the new look and content….

A new look and fresh content has arrived.  Last month I posted several “tastes” of my newest book “CALIFORNIA BEAT POETRY- NUMBER 2” with yours truly reading some of the poems.


I have revamped the look of this place, and will offer a weekly look at things that cross my path and other beatnik thoughts and items I am puzzling over.



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Last week while I was coming back from the post office I encountered the crew from Jimmy Kimmel and ended up on the Holloween show:

On Friday I will talk about Quentin Tarrentino and his new movie about to debut. Having met him a few times and hearing his back stories about some of his favorite  works, I will feature an older movie he made- Jackie Brown. See you then.


Keep On Writing

on writing

In Stephen King’s “On Writing”, he reveals the rules of the trade in very simple terms. In order to say you are a writer, you must write, something, anything, everything, nothing. That’s it. I meet folks who say they are a writer. I ask them what they have written today? Yesterday? This week? This month. The answer is usually the same. They say they have some ideas but have not had time yet to write them down. I wrote 3 novels while working a 45 hour per week job. Most working writers I know have a quota per day in either words or pages and will not go to bed until that is accomplished. You will never get a clear idea of where your story is going unless you keep writing. Turn off the television, I Phone, internet, etc. for just a while. Get a blank notebook and a pen. Write something down everyday. That’s it. Your story will unfold. Will you get published? I don’t know…..maybe. I continue to write and some of what I pen and work hard with and finish gets published. I have been writing screenplays the last few years but still write a book now and then. Keep writing!

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