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Arm Yourself To The Hilt

Arm Yourself To The Hilt

That’s what comes from being well read. One already knows all the verses and the tricks of fate. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón Experience, it is said, is the best teacher. If not actual experience then virtual experience. The memory injection presaged by the movie ‘The Matrix’ is not an option…yet. So, the next best experience is […]

The Terrorists Are Among Us

The Terrorists Are Among Us

Once the business of food and home has been solved, the next thing humans strive for are reasons to feel superior to others, and resources with which to demonstrate their superiority. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón One, two, I am better than you. Three, four, get the hell out my door. Five, six, you belong with the […]

Past Future and Future Past

Past Future and Future Past

After a particular point in a man’s life, his future is invariably in his past. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón If my future is in my past, does it follow that my past is my future? Feels like a temporal paradox! Better call the Doctor. I think Carlos meant a person’s past is the foundation of the […]

Screaming Assholes

Screaming Assholes

Truth is the rubbish people come up with when they think they know something. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón If the current political climate, shit storm climate that is, is any indication, rarely is perceived truth confused with factual truth. Most truths are the toyetic wishing of people unable to admit their fantasy is founded on an […]

The Introvert End of the Pool

The Introvert End of the Pool

The cure for loneliness, they say, is solitude. ~William Atkins It seems counterintuitive that one must walk alone for long stretches to overcome a fear of loneliness. It’s like saying one must stay awake for weeks to defeat chronic insomnia or binge drink bourbon to cure alcoholism. I began addressing my fear of being alone […]

Wander, Wander, Wander

Wander, Wander, Wander

I live in perpetual wonder, a state of awe bordering on the mystical as if I was continually in the presence of an almighty deity whose every breath imparted mystery and wisdom. The awe is not for nature, though the natural world tickles my kibbles. Not so much for manmade objects despite my spending thousands […]

A Nation of Christians or Peterians?

A Nation of Christians or Peterians?

There’s nothing militant about Jesus. I don’t read anything like that in any of the gospels. Peter drew his sword and cut off the servant’s ear, and Jesus said, “Put back thy sword, Peter.” But Peter has had his sword out and at work ever since. ~Joseph Campbell On this Christmas Day, 25 Dec 2018, […]

All People Are My Tribe

All People Are My Tribe

In other people’s company I felt I was dull, gloomy, unwelcome, at once bored and boring… ~André Gide There exists in the movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer an island home for misfit toys, those toys that are different, unwanted, unloved, square pegs in a world designed to accommodate round holes. I have always felt a […]

The Succubus Planted Seeds Of Doom

The Succubus Planted Seeds Of Doom

In the year of the scavenger, the season of the bitch Sashay on the boardwalk, scurry to the Ditch Just another future song, lonely little kitsch (There’s gonna be sorrow) try and wake up tomorrow ~David Bowie And so it came to pass, the selfish seeds vomited not so long ago by the plastic titty […]

Captives of Ourselves

Captives of Ourselves

Nobody knew one better than oneself, nobody misunderstood one more than oneself. ~Viet Thanh Nguyen I am a mystery to myself, a believer in my own truth, a zealot for my own lies. The problem: I don’t know which truths are rationalized lies to justify my selfish actions and which lies are truths I don’t […]

And We Became Gods

And We Became Gods

For as far back as I can remember into my past, I have been fascinated with religion and its hold on the human psyche. For a long time it was utter disdain eventually intrigue with this integral component of the human condition. So many paths to the gods reaching into prehistory possibly starting with pre-hominids, […]

If Being Abnormal is Normal Does it Follow Normal is Abnormal?

If Being Abnormal is Normal Does it Follow Normal is Abnormal?

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. ~Albert Camus Normal is a narrow swath on the bell curve accounting for no more than half of all possible values. It is entirely possible that no one individual is fully aligned with the norm. I have never seen the half child making […]

Human Vibrations

Human Vibrations

By virtue of being alive, our bodies have energy. Upon death, the physical energy dissipates to null and the blob decays. Until death, the internal energy resonates sending vibration into the universe stimulating the surroundings. Those vibration waves dissipate over distance – perhaps linearly, perhaps exponentially.

Humanity Is A Bouquet of Weeds

Humanity Is A Bouquet of Weeds

The fact that we are human beings is infinitely more important than all the peculiarities that distinguish human beings one from another. ~Simone De Beauvoir It has required extensive soul searching to arrive at a mental state where I can appreciate all the flowers whether they are expertly cultivated and elevated to garden status or […]

A Land Of Lines

A Land Of Lines

All the words for country are the same as the words for line. ~Bruce Chatwin To the aboriginals living in the invaded space known as Australia, Earth is a series of songs sung while walking between points on the land. Not just a song, it is a verbal map guiding them unimagined distances without a […]

Tiny Paint Brushes

Tiny Paint Brushes

What happens to colors when night falls? ~Shahriar Mandanipour Morning sun rising flings colors into the void separating heaven from earth. Earth is painted with all colors in the spectrum by millions of little ray brushes each choosing a surface to splash with its personality, paint reflective of its mood, the happy reds, the warm […]

Is Art Reflection or Revelation?

Is Art Reflection or Revelation?

Is my art a reflection of my experiences? Of the fifth grade teacher who noticed the nearly invisible, mussy ruddy boy sitting small in the middle of aisle three because my last name was right of center in the alphabet. Of the wolf lady who engaged me with keen interest turning on a faucet of […]

Bleeding Blue, Vomiting Pink

Bleeding Blue, Vomiting Pink

Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before. ~Dalai Lama Once a year is not enough to visit a place for the first time. Assuming two weeks vacation for the unique trip, there remain fifty weeks mired in daily, weekly, monthly rituals. It need not be. For the cost of a library card, it […]

I Am a Slut

I Am a Slut

People who keep journals have life twice. ~Jessamyn West I write on blank (unlined) pages almost daily, at least five of the seven sunrises. They allude to intimacies known only to myself until I turn them out, release them into the world to travel the e-waves for eternity. Other than having coin cross my palm, […]

Downy Ideas

Downy Ideas

When I was young, I searched for milkweed plants in the wilderness between my backyard fence and the double set of railroad tracks we were forbidden from setting foot upon. I coveted the thick pods a touch beyond bursting with the seam open and white tufts sticking out in midst of a slow explosion. I […]

TwoTireTirade

Keeping the faith of fanatics who feel fired up for anything motorcycles. It’s all about the journey and the philosophy of riding on two wheels. Let’s bring alive the truly unique culture of motorcycling and never let the ride leave the fibers of our being.

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