David A Olson

Revelation In Wet Ash

Revelation In Wet Ash

Poetry is written with tears, fiction with blood, and history with invisible ink. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón If I could be a success in any profession, I would choose to be a writer…now that I am past the prime of my athletic prowess and the screaming adulation of millions when obliterating an attack on the football […]

Destiny is a Series of Destinations

Destiny is a Series of Destinations

Originally posted on Adventures of an American Traveler:
The Aztecs believe they started up in what’s now New Mexico and wandered for 10,000 years before they got down into where they are now, in Mexico City. ~Jerry Pournelle The Ranger Station “Are the glyphs here similar to the ones down South?” I asked the uniformed…

Riding Thunderstone Lightning

Riding Thunderstone Lightning

Eventually, I had thinned out the social stimuli in my life and become a full-time desert ascetic. ~Ellen Meloy In my soul, deep hidden, exists a sacred thunderstone, fossilized lightning straining for release to brighten creation. I’ve been excavating through layer after smokey layer since burgeoning self-awareness blew away the storm clouds casting shadows over […]

Swimming Against The Tsunami

Swimming Against The Tsunami

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. ~Marcus Garvey I just finished reading the book, “Half The Story Never Told” by Edward E. Baptist. It is the sordid history of slavery in the US. Sordid is the only word I can think of to […]

Unto The Final Battle

Unto The Final Battle

Look deep enough into any person and you will find something shining within. ~Haruki Murakami I have stopped merely looking deep into my eyes to find a shining within, instead escalated to excavation, to scraping layer after layer of detritus, bloody-fingered scratching examining through every millimeter for something, anything shining within my soul. Bubkus. Nada. […]

Red Rock Monsters

Red Rock Monsters

As I stared at myself in the mirror, I thought about what it would be like to paint my own portrait…what sort of self would I end up painting? Would I be able to find even a shred of affection for myself? Would I be able to discover even one thing shining within me? ~Haruki […]

I Will Dwell In the House of David Forever

I Will Dwell In the House of David Forever

Isolation from others was a leitmotif that ran through his entire life. ~Haruki Murakami There are times looking back upon my life I see evidence of a patzer moving me from square to square trying desperately to not lose, seeking a draw while stumbling and staying in the match. The move sending me to India […]

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