Dreams from Earth
Cast of Characters
M to Z
MAH FORTINCHIA very good friend who is skilled in the martial arts. No one would mess with this guy.
MANDY SEAMUKOFFMy youngest sister and my mom and dad's youngest child. A recently married all around cool chick.
MANFRED SOULIETOne of the stockers I worked with during 2002. Nice guy who kept to himself.
MANN BLESSEDMy wife’s uncle. A great man who loves to hike. Married to Ningan Blessed.
MANSON TUMSThe president of the company I worked for in the early 1990's.
MARGARET JONESA girl I used to work with. She hung around Tina Spanks a lot. We were pretty good friends.
MARS OSPREYA guy I used to work with in the early 1990's.
MARY STAREAn engineer I worked with a long time ago. She had long black hair, and I'll bet she didn't shave her armpits.
MARQUES DOSENRIDGEA guy who I worked with for a while in 1993. He was one of the best racquetball partners I ever played with.
MAX POPPITA twisted fuck who's obsessed with writing and jamming.
MAYLOR GRANDSTANDThe head of the personnel department at the place I worked at from 1993 to 1998. He was hated by a lot of people, but he was just doing his job well.
MAY SENDALThe mother of Barry Whipen.
MEGAN SPANKTERLEA lesbian who I worked with from 1990 to 1993.
MEGAN TURNKEYMy brother Charles' second wife.
MELVIN SLATERMy wife Lisa's father's cousin (married to Tina Slater).
MENIA BUCKETSMy brother Charles' third wife.
MENSON BROTHA guy I worked with in late 2001 and through 2002. A bald Italian, Menson was definitely one of the coolest guys I ever worked with.
MERTON SPIDELLA tough but fun drummer who I played in a band with during the early 1980's. He was a great friend and took absolutely no crap from anyone.
MING DUDLEYA woman who I worked with for a few years in the early 1990's. Very good-looking. Ming is the sister of Habib Dudley.
MINKY CRAFTESSOne of my brother Ron's old girlfriends.
MIRANDA WALLA girl I used to work with in 1992 and 1993.
MR. HORSEOur next door neighbor when I was a kid growing up on top of South Hill. Owned and operated a dog kennel.
MR. PENNYMy tenth grade science teacher.
MRS. BORONMy third grade teacher.
MRS. HEIMLICKMy daughter Sarah's pre-school teacher. I could tell she never really liked me, but I'm not sure why.
MISTY (also known as Misty Lou)A cat I owned from 1990 to 1993. She and Plato were buddies.
MOIRA STEEPA friend of Betty Thomas who spent some time with myself, Lisa, Betty and Edna Pops during a vacation in San Diego, California and Ensinada, Mexico in 1990.
MOLHOLLAND TRUNEAn energetic, outspoken engineer who I worked with for a few years in the mid 1990s.
MOLVA TUCKERA smart and funny woman who I worked with from 1993 to 1997.
MOOST MAKENPEACEThe son of Amanda Makenpeace. He is about the same age as my son William and those two are pretty good friends.
MORRIS TANKERA guy I knew in junior high. We never talked much, but we were nice to each other.
MORTICIA STEDDANA girl who worked at the same company I did from 1993 to 1996.
MORTIMER BUCKETLYI used to play chess with Mortimer at work during the mid 1990's. He was obssessed with the game and it really got on my nerves.
MUGSY WIREA scrappy little partier who I worked with for a year or two in the early 1980's.
NADINE BOTCHYAn engineer with a PhD in Physics that hired me in 1984.
NAKSTON FORMUTHANGMy next door neighbor from 1998 to the present. Although we rarely talk, he is always nice and is very friendly when we do interact.
NANCY HUDA technician I used to work with.
NANGDON BRECKSAn engineer I worked with in the late 1980s. A very nice, pleasant man who was easy to work with and who had a good sense of humor.
NED FREEMONTA very nice man and friend who I worked with for about twelve years. He worked his way up from supervisor to the company's main man.
NED GAUNTLETA very rowdy, and very good friend. Ned and I tore the world up during our junior high years.
NELDA HAYWOODAn operator who I worked with from 1996 to 1997.
NELLIE POPEMy brother-in-law Stuart's wife.
NICK GAUNTLETThe brother of Ned Gauntlet. He was an extreme smart-ass when he was young, but then he met women and he grew up.
NILES NEEDLEA guy I used to work with. He and I got along pretty good, but his negative attitude about life pissed me off.
NINGAN BLESSEDMy wife’s aunt. She is a very nice woman and works hard to make the world a better place for others. Married to Mann Blessed.
OFELIA STRANGEMy next door neighbor from 1989 to 1995. Died in her house while I was sleeping.
ORVILLE COSTERFENINAn outstanding mechanic and great friend. Brother of Bob Costerfenin.
OSCAR POTTERA salesman who I bought hardware and fasteners from for the company I worked for.
OSMOND PIEPeter Peckster's step-dad in the mid to late 1970's.
OTIS MEANSA guy I used to work with. We played on numerous football and softball teams together.
OX PRESTONA guy I knew in junior high school. He was tough and wouldn't take any shit from anyone. Brother of Thor Preston.
PATRICIA ARATAMMAHMy step-sister who lives in Arkansas.
PATSY TIPPENMy boss for about a year, in 1990 to 1991.
PATSY HENDERSONMy daughter Sarah's best friend.
PEEWEE DETURKMy next door neighbor from 1989 to present.
PENELOPE FORDMy wife Lisa's cousin.
PEPPER HUNTERA very talented artist and musician, and good friend. Pepper and I played in a band together briefly in the early 1980's.
PERSHA TALCA woman who my brother Jethro fell in love with in 1982 and damned near married. We met Persha in a town in Arkansas during one of Jethro’s and mine tree planting excursions.
PETE BENDOVICHA portly, red-faced man who was good friends with Chong Tui. Pete used to work where Chong and I did.
PETUNIA SYNTHThe first wife of Helmer Stink.
PETER PECKSTEROne of the best friends I have ever had. Knew him from kindergarten and up until he was 20, when he died of a heart deformity in 1980.
PHIL GEORGEAn engineer/technician who I worked with for a few years in the mid 1990's.
PLATOA large black cat I owned from 1987 to 1994. He and I were the best of friends.
PORTIA BREADThe second daughter of Elicia and Lawrence Bread.
PRALINE CORPORATEThe first serious girlfriend I had. Praline and my best friend at the time, Peter Peckster, ended up screwing around behind my back, which was, of course, a pleasant experience.
PRATER BEANA big equipment operator who I lived with for a while in 1983. We got along great after I moved out.
PRESTON BIGA neighbor and one of my older brother's friends during the mid 1960's when I was very young. Preston was one of many sons in a large family.
PRISCILLA POPEMy niece, being the daughter of my brother-in-law Stuart Pope.
PRISCILLA PRESCOTTA technician who I worked with from 1995 to 1997. She was very smart, independant, and didn't take any crap from anyone.
PROGNAR HANGARA friend who I met through Spanky Pops. A softball player, but a salesman by heart.
QUASI JONESAn engineer I used to work, play racquetball, and party heavily with in the late 1980's.
QUENTIN MAKENPEACEA real nice guy who works in construction. Was married to Amanda Makenpeace for a year or so.
RAGLA DOOA pharmacy technician intern I worked with in late 2003 and early 2004.
RAGU LARLYA cool guy who was a rock singer, a fucker of people's girlfriends, an entrepeneur, a great guy to have around.
RAMOS HEINZA guy who worked at the same place I did from 1993 to 1998. Was married to Cindy Breck for about a year, then they got divorced.
RANDY MULSINTHA very nice, large man who I bought electronic components from for the company I worked for in the early 1990's. Randy died of cancer in 1994.
RAYMOND FONTELROYA guy I went to college with that helped Wes Dunn and I get through our lab classes.
RAWLEY HENSTERThe husband of Vicki Henster.
REBECCA STRONGA girl I went steady with during my senior year at high school. We had a serious relationship and it was fun, but it ended ugly.
RED JAYOne of the customers of the company I worked for from 1990 to 1993.
RENEE BROONA very good friend of my wife, Lisa.
RILEY OCORNA bass player who played in a band with Charles, Bob and Holly in the mid 1980's.
RON POPPITOne of my younger brothers who loves to write and jam on the guitar just like me.
RUFUS MOSESA fat, partying slob who was a cook at restaurant I worked at in 1980 and 1981.
RUTH BRADLEYA woman I rarely worked with in 2002. She seemed nice and intelligent.
SADIE HUNTERA nurse, a very nice woman, and the wife of Pepper Hunter.
SALVADOR WIGThe head foreman at a contract job I worked at during late 2002 and early 2003. He also worked at the same companies I did in the 90’s.
SAM THURSDAYA smelly, conceited, conniving asshole that no one likes. Was my boss for about a year and a half.
SARAH POPPITMy daughter, born in 1990.
SASHA MUDA girl who partied a lot at Charles's and mine trailer in the early 1980's. Charles, Bob and I jammed at her wedding.
SAUCY WELLSA girl who my brother Charles went steady with in the early 1980's.
SAYSHEL ADAMSA girl who I worked with for about a year.
SESHWAN MOBLEYOne of the construction workers who remodeled my bathroom in early 1997.
SHAG BURKEA guy I worked with for a few years in the mid 1980's.
SHANNON SPACEA girl I went steady with for a few months when I was 18.
SHANTELL STUDSTERA girl I had a one night stand with in 1982.
SHERMAN MIDGEThe car insurance salesman I had for a few years in the early 1990's.
SMELLY NELLIEA large woman who lived across the street from me in 1981 when I lived with Barry Whipen.
SMITHEN BREADINGA very cool engineer who I worked with from 1990 to 1993.
SONYA SPONSELLThe head pharmacy technician in charge at a hospital pharmacy I did my externship at in December 2003 and January 2004. She was a very nice lady and everyone just loved her.
SPANKY POPSA good friend who loves softball and hunting. Married to Edna Pops.
SPIKE KEANERSpike and I worked together on our final college assignment before earning our degrees.
STAN JONESMy boss's boss from 1996 to 1998.
STANLEY PETERSMy uncle, who died of Alzheimer's in 1994. A hunter who owned his own business. Married to my Aunt Doris Peters. A great man.
STEPHANIE STUCCOAn operator I used to work with when I was a technician. Hung around Emily Dunbar a lot.
STEPHAN POPPITMy youngest brother, who is now, since he's grown up, the tallest of all the Poppits.
STEVE BEAA guy I used to work with, who I've known most of my life.
STUART POPE (the brother-in-law)My wife Lisa's youngest brother (named after my wife Lisa's uncle).
STUART POPE (the uncle-in-law)One of my wife Lisa's uncles.
SUNG THOA Vietnamese engineer who I worked with from 1996 to 1998.
SUSAN MEDICA wild, independent, and beautiful woman who my wife, Lisa, has known all her life.
SUSANNAH HUTCHINSONA vendor who I worked with from time to time in 1996 and 1997.
TERRA BLACKA girl I barely remember meeting at a party at my brother Ron's house in 1991.
TEX METTITESHAn engineering manager who interviewed me, and eventually hired me, for a job. He and I never did click very well.
THADIUS MONTANAA very blunt engineer who mentored me for about a year.
THEENA BRAINERA flirtatious, explosive girl who I encountered in 1979 and 1980.
THOR PRESTONA guy I knew in junior high school who was two years younger than me. He was a lot like his brother, Ox Preston.
TIGERA cat my family and I bought, along with Bandit, in the summer of 2000.
TIMOTHY SMILESA guy I knew in elementary school.
TINA SLATERMy wife Lisa's father's cousin's wife (married to Melvin Slater).
TINA SPANKSA strong-willed, beautiful woman who I worked with, and partied with, for about 10 years. We were great friends.
TOMMY HUNTERAn old friend and the bass player that preceeded me in Bob and Charles' band.
TRAESUP BECKINRIDGEA tech who I worked closely with for about a year and half. He was a tyrant, and I was a savior. We hated each other, then learned to respect one another.
TRASIA BIRSCHA petite, cute woman who works at and attends the same shurch as my wife, Lisa.
TREAUL ADAMSA very sweet girl who I sort of went steady with for about two weeks in junior high school.
TRENT POPPITMy oldest brother, and my mom and dad's oldest child.
TREY SLAUGHTEROne of the main characters in a book I have written called"The Test."
TRUDY LONGOne of my brother Stephan's ex-girlfriends.
ULMANN PRESTERNESTINA good friend, who I met through my brother-in-law Stuart Pope.
ULYSSES BRATWURSTA maintenance technician that used to work where I did.
UNDERWOOD POPEMy father-in-law.
VALCARTO MINDUEZThis guy was a Mr. Knowitall who was often right. Although he drove most people out of their minds at where we worked, he and I seemed to get along great.
VALERIE COSTERFENINA very talented singer, songwriter, and great friend. Married to Bob Costerfenin.
VANESSA MONTZMy next door neighbor from 1986 to 1989 (married to Corky Montz).
VASQUEL BULLERMy boss for eight months in 1993. Vasquel was the best boss I ever had.
VELMA TRISTINA good-looking woman whom my wife Lisa knows from the place she used to work at for 11 years. Married to Honre Tristin.
VERNON SPANKSA guy who played bass guitar with Bob and Charles after I quit the band. Good friend. Was married to Tina Spanks for about three or four years.
VERONICA POPPITOne of my nieces (my brother Trent's youngest daughter).
VICKI HENSTERA very good friend of my wife, Lisa, who she met through working at the same company.
VICKI TORTELSONThe wife of Derick Tortelson, and also a great friend.
VICTORIA BUNDYThe mother of my step-brother, Jethro Bundy. A rambunctious, fun lady.
VIRGIL NECKSTERA defiant, true-to-himself tree planter that I worked with in 1982.
VLAD DECKSA real estate agent who gave me some tips in real estate investing in 1997. A nice guy who knew his stuff.
WES DUNNA guy I went to college with. We became good friends, having a blast during our lab classes.
WILLIAM GORGENBURGA guy who worked in the shipping department at the company I worked for in the early 1990's.
WILLIAM POPPITMy son, who was born in 1993.
WILMA THURSDAYThe wife of Sam Thursday.
WINTHROP SNATCHA guy I've known since the fifth grade. He was meek in school, but I met him later in life and he had changed. He is probably the most devoted party animal I have ever met.
WYMAN HAYESA guy who spent a lot of time partying at mine and my brother Charles' trailer in the early 1980's.
XAVIER HEADSTRONGAn Indian guy who I went to college with.
YOLANDA NOTCHESThe sister of Donald Notches. Yolanda and I dated a few times and had damned near gotten serious.
YVETTE JONESA woman I used to work with. Married to Quasi Jones.
ZACHARY VENOMOne of Betty Thomas's boyfriends in the 1980's. Looked like Eddie Munster.
ZELDA HAUGENMy brother Trent's wife's daughter.
ZEKE DETURKMy neighbor Peewee Deturk's grandson. He's not all there.
ZEMEN FREIGHTA guy I worked with in late 2001 and through 2002. He and I don't say much to one another but he's a cool guy and is well-liked by all.
ZETAA maniac I used to work with when I planted trees. I never knew his last name or even if Zeta was his real name. He and I were the best of friends.