David A Olson

No Bleeding Heart

No Bleeding Heart

I write to you and my tears are the ink. ~Jaume Cabré I was riding my bicycle on LSD, that’s the Lake Shore Drive trail, not the mind-expanding chemical though I do wonder at the mind-enhancing experience of riding LSD on LSD. Although, my mind does seem to elevate to higher planes during long rides […]

A Creative Environment

A Creative Environment

Everything in the desert originates from the same Point somewhere on the periphery ~R. Russell McGuire For the past month, I’ve seated myself outside my office in the pre-sunrise hours and meditated in the silence before humanity flowed into the city from the outlying neighborhoods and suburbs carried in by glass and steel caterpillars. Lately, […]

Value of a Kiss

Value of a Kiss

I, no longer young, Know what a kiss is worth. ~Mary Oliver What is a kiss worth? Ten bucks paid to a junkie prostitute with rotting teeth jonesing for a fix more accustomed to sucking and fucking than the intimacy of lip-smacking? Sixty thousand dollars when wrapped around the illusion of love perpetrated by a […]



Keepers of private notebooks are a different breed altogether, lonely and resistant rearrangers of things, anxious malcontents, children afflicted apparently at birth with some presentiment of loss. ~Philip Connors I’ve been a notebooker on and off for decades. The first significant batch created during my darkest days suffered the abuse of an intruder which put […]

Hell’s Cage

Hell’s Cage

Tools with which to pick the lock on the cage of self. ~Philip Connors I hide from myself yet know not that I am hiding. I seek contentment in the external not realizing happiness is hidden within the cage I locked to hide myself from myself during the seasons I simultaneously ran from and toward […]

A Flower Thrown Into The Air Does Not Stay There

A Flower Thrown Into The Air Does Not Stay There

America was conquered, but not discovered, the men who arrived with a religion to impose and dreams of gold never really knew where they were, and that this discovery is still taking place. ~Eduardo Galeano The above quote made little sense to me until I saw the concept in terms of a relationship with a […]

Surfaces are More Important than Souls

Surfaces are More Important than Souls

How would Anubis with you? Are you lighter than a feather? ~David Olson Through extensive field research, I have come to believe people have sold their souls to the rhetoric of dRump because they are mirror whores fixated on the superficial regardless of the damage inflicted on their own soul, their own country, and every […]

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