A confessed outsider, Chicago’s J. Ray Paradiso is a recovering academic in the process of refreshing himself as an EXperiMENTAL writer and photographer. His work has appeared in dozens of publications including Chicago Quarterly Review, Storgy and Into the Void. He labors to fill temporal-spatial, psycho-social holes and on good days to enjoy the flow. All of his work is dedicated to his true love, sweet muse and body guard: Suzi Skoski Wosker Dowski. His online gallery is located at http://www.galleryparadiso.biz.