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Forging Ahead

Forging Ahead

Nostalgia is cowardice. ~Mario Vargas Llosa It is easier to dwell on the familiar past than address the unknown future. There are few mysteries with the past, the remembrance of problems filed smooth by time until they all but disappear and the past is a sanitized fantasy of rainbows and unicorns, a nostalgia bearing little […]

Immortality Through Writing

Immortality Through Writing

You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die. ~Carlos Fuentes After fits and starts reaching back to my youth with an extended run in my late twenties, I began writing in earnest with my first blog published on 23 Sep 2011, a few months after my 50th birthday.

A Succession of Future Selves

A Succession of Future Selves

Beyond myself, somewhere, I wait for my arrival. ~Octavio Paz I am out there, somewhere, a chimera on yonder horizon sliding toward blind futures simultaneously keeping the back of my head eyes fixed on the yet to be footsteps, linking was past to will be future. They are always equidistant. Progressing in tandem, never getting […]

Welcome to the Year 13,800,000,001

Welcome to the Year 13,800,000,001

For centuries, he has battled the forces of darkness with holy ground his only refuge. ~Joe Dawson, Highlander Opening Soliloquoy, Season 2 I arrived in México City on the eve of Christmas, left on the penultimate day of the Gregorian calendar in the year arbitrarily identified as 2018. Also identified as the year 2562 in […]

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 […]

Will Someone Rise to Unfuck Us?

Will Someone Rise to Unfuck Us?

The thought is a deed. Of all deeds, she fertilizes the world most. ~Emile Zola My mental masturbations spew thought seeds into the moist digital void at an alarming rate…maybe not alarming…let’s say at a steady rate of at least one blog per day for over a year and counting. Dare I say, I write […]

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 […]

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