The Misfortunates

After days of trying to categorize my seemingly endless string of broken teeth, with the rare pearl illuminating the remnants of smiles all around it, I stood up, made a sweeping gesture to the imaginary MANAGEMENT of my earthly endeavors and vowed to expose each of their scrubby memories with noirish shadows and Gacy-like distortion.… Continue reading The Misfortunates


Something about Happy Birthday (“Unprofessional?”) + LinkedIn Tunes Out

"Can't You See (I'm Falling Apart)?"  (2016), Oil pastels on paper  Brian John Schaefer Let's put on our sad faces for this turn of events. A friend dropped this on me regarding the attached post. And then it was stricken from the LinkedIn news feed -- just like that. I think I may be marked for… Continue reading Something about Happy Birthday (“Unprofessional?”) + LinkedIn Tunes Out


I wouldn't know what to do with you if I had you.   this flickering reel  unspooling all around me in such good condition i can see my footprints before i fall.   nothing i say rings true not even for me anymore and i believe in everything   i repeat (repeat)    

CONFIDENTIAL: “The Jobs I Remember” (Or: My Real Resume)

  THE JOBS I REMEMBER: BRIAN J. SCHAEFER (THROUGH 47 YEARS, 8 MONTHS AND CHANGE) CLICK for CLASSIFIED MATERIAL - NO RECRUITERS OR LAW ENFORCEMENT SO IT'S BEEN six months since leaving the Associated Press and for the first time in a while -- despite my ultimate goal of being an independent professional a year… Continue reading CONFIDENTIAL: “The Jobs I Remember” (Or: My Real Resume)