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Fishhooks in my Brain

Fishhooks in my Brain

I had already shuffled out of the train into the stale, dank, piss smelling underworld, grabbed a couple of plain Dunkins while navigating the tunnel system. Sadly, they no longer have the dunking handles that were the brand mainstay. I breached the surface to feel the breeze blowing fresh off the monster lake straight swimming down Washington street as dawn was cresting. I bought a large Early Grey, one teabag please, and two hardboiled eggs to quell my hunger. The shelled eggs were perfectly smooth, baby ass velvety…

The Next Messiah

The Next Messiah

Human history is punctuated with new faith systems rising from a catalyzing individual exploding onto the scene then settling into long, sustained religious dogma where it takes on a life of its own with little correlation to the precepts espoused by the founder…

Untwisting Twisted History

Untwisting Twisted History

The stories we call history are the tales, frequently tall, written by the victors of bloody wars, hostile takeovers, and serendipitous circumstances. To believe the fictions are factual is to misunderstand a fundamental nature of humans…

Notebooking

Notebooking

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 […]

Building a Web

Building a Web

What is in store for me in the direction I do not take? ~Jack Kerouac I wonder at the web my life would have created if decisions made in the past were chosen differently. What if I did not choose on a whim to play soccer in High School an obscure sport with little following […]

The Sands of Death

The Sands of Death

The worm of terror Strangled his mind so that he kept no memory. ~Robinson Jeffers Am I forgetful because a worm is burrowing into my head and consuming cherished memories? How else to explain the lapses, the sand sifting through my fingers as the lifeglass of my life spills into the past leaving a future […]

Conservatism is Cowardice

Conservatism is Cowardice

Nostalgia is an act of cowardice. ~Mario Vargas Llosa I enjoyed my time in High School especially the four seasons playing soccer, the years I invested studying Engineering in college despite the three to four hours commuting each day, reflect with a smile on many of the long-gone years before today. I also realize those […]

Beware The Moment

Beware The Moment

We tend to see A person In the moment Not As the journey They traveled to get here. ~Kat Lehmann In the moment, there is no history, no herstory, no future story, no shining sun, no reflective moon. In the moment, there is only the present, the instant now, a locus divorced from pre and […]

The Antics of Fake Patriots

The Antics of Fake Patriots

I can only imagine how quickly the Founding Fathers turned in their graves at the antics of Megan Rapinoe, Colin Kaepernick, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the many others protesting during the raising of Old Glory, during the anthem honoring the Stars and Bars, at the hoisting of the Red, White, and Blue.

Mindgasm

Mindgasm

Time exists in order that everything doesn’t happen at once. Space exists so that it doesn’t all happen to you. ~Carlos Fuentes The only place time and space cease to exist is inside a singularity, a black hole. Unbounded by stretching time, confined by zero space all events occur simultaneously in the exact same null […]

Rats, Roaches, & Clean Bones

Rats, Roaches, & Clean Bones

Rock a bye my child in your nuclear arms. See the world outside and partake of its sweet charms. ~RJ Garn Those of my generation grew up beneath the perpetual shadow of a nuclear warhead, thousands of nuclear warheads waiting for the death shadow to stick the flaming claw into our chests and vaporize our […]

A Face of God

A Face of God

The heart of a dark wood floor \ remembers all who step there \ the worn kneelers sag with petitions \ and the dar, familiar pews \ hold sinners close. ~Bonnie Buckley Maldonado Stone floors polished to a luster, worn down, a riverbed with crimson dusted bare feet flowing through time channeling the worshipper to […]

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 […]

The History They Did Not Tell Us

The History They Did Not Tell Us

La historia que no nos contraron. ~Eduardo Galeano Every country has a history, frequently sordid often shameful, hidden from la gente, the people. Sometimes the hiding is accidental because all participants watching the history unfold are gone, left the locale by choice or because last breath escaped, leaving a knowledge vacuum unless we choose to […]

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