Ted Gargiulo

Ted has been a regular contributor to FT since 2010. His pieces have also appeared in The San Jose Mercury News, The Monterey County Herald, Wilde Times, The Gamut and The Fringe. Born in New York City, the former stage actor and retired postal worker lives with his wife in Seaside, California. So far, he has authored two volumes of fiction and a collection of essays, which are available on Amazon. Copies of his works have been flying off the shelf! Unfortunately, they all landed on the floor and had to be picked up.


April 12, 2024
I don't know why that dog attacked me. You'd have to ask the dog. The perpetrator---a six foot, 125-pound Anatolian Shepherd---belonged to the landlady of the 2-story house in Boston, where my friend Don resided back in '07. They lived directly above him. I was in town that weekend to attend the wedding of a mutual friend of ours. I


Signals are crucial to our wellbeing.  They govern our decisions, tell us when to approach, when to withdraw, when to swerve to avoid disaster, or to desist from making a bad situation worse.  It behooves us, therefore, to recognize them and (hopefully) learn from our missteps.  

Final Act

I’ve become increasingly skittish around stairs. I first noticed this eight years
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