Grasshoppers on The Grill

Grasshoppers on The Grill

by TJ Seitz
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Grasshoppers on The Grill by TJ Seitz

Short essay about being aware of our actions and considering their effects.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044736399
Publisher: TJ Seitz
Publication date: 07/20/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 201,973
File size: 113 KB

About the Author

On the surface Mr. Seitz appears to be a quintessential middle aged male. TJ is married to his HS sweetheart and lives with his family (3 kids, 3 cats and a ferret) in a suburban split level ranch located on the outskirts of Rochester, NY. Seitz has spend the majority of his professional career working positions in the fields of education, information technology and procurement. While working full time, TJ also attended college part time (and sometimes full time). To keep himself (relatively speaking) sane he majored and minored in non-technology subjects, earning a BA in English with a writing concentration from Saint John Fisher College and a MA in Social Policy from Empire State College. As an undergraduate student TJ attended writing classes taught by George Saunders and Judith Kitchen (though neither teacher would probably remember him). Distractions like kicking virtual wasp’s nests on BITNET Listservs (predecessors to social networking sites like Facebook), soliciting donations for a Panty Alter fund and hanging out with a heavily medicated professional drummer named Dirtbag interfered with TJ’s ability to write anything particularly noteworthy for either class. He also attended a workshop at the Omega Institute mentored by Marge Piercy and Ira Wood. In reality the stable full time jobs have been serving as functional fronts for TJ’s secret life as a writer. They provided him with money to pay his bills and experiential material to write about. The down side of working and going to college was that he did not have a lot of time to devote to writing and publishing. Adding a problematic first marriage, babies, a divorce and a few bouts with unemployment to the mix did not help much either. TJ is currently working on several writing projects/ideas and recently took a graduate writing class proctored by James Whorton. Mr. Seitz's essays and letters have been printed in both local and national publications. His poetry has been published both in the United States and England.

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Grasshoppers on The Grill 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth your time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this short story almost adorable in its simplicity
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good self reflection
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short and insightful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As karma goes, not knowing where the grasshopper wanted to be maybe he was already there. Next time leave him on the grill.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an extraordinarily quick read with a message fit for a daily meditation. Depending on how you live your life and how you consider the lives of the organisms around you, this short piece may just have a profound lesson and effect on your outlook on life. Give it a chance and see where it takes you.