My Examined Life

My Examined Life

The unexamined life is not worth living. ~Socrates Are there others in the world like me, for whom, writing is an act of survival? AAA is a mechanism for those weak in the knees for alcohol to stay sober. Writing is similar to me in that my daily practice staves off my personal demons. It […]

Unhappy Rains

Unhappy Rains

Rains are waiting beyond the window, rains that are always sad. Was there ever a time when rains were happy? ~Shariar Mandanipour I can never recall a time when I was happy to see rain. Never ever. Not even one time. I’ve been battling rains all Summer those so this season seems worse than most. […]

Last Chance Lick

Last Chance Lick

To feel lonely is a failure to see All the gifts that surround you Open your eyes The world waits your embrace. ~Teresa Gallion There was a time when I was conscious of being alone and of my loneliness. I lived a terrible fright, avoided the light for fear it would illuminate my imperfections exposing […]

Parallel Presences

Parallel Presences

I hear someone who follows me, sobbing to me With a sad voice rotted by time. ~Pablo Neruda Whenever my mind travels, and it travels frequently, I sense a parallel presence sashaying in time with my mental opusculums. It is an agitation awakening dormant sepia shadows, a pickle invading a cabbage patch, a persona non […]

Rebellious Rebel

Rebellious Rebel

I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that seems to have no meaning. ~Jim Morrison Why is it some are born with a spirit of rebellion kicking and screaming from the cradle to the grave, sometimes early grave, while others are of compliance rarely making a rebellious wrinkle in the smooth […]

My Own Personal Hell

My Own Personal Hell

I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. ~Haruki Murakami Beginning with my entrance into the phase of the horny teenager, I’ve spent my life seeking a relationship in which I feel loved enough to be myself without fear of rejection, of not being enough […]



I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. ~Oscar Wilde I like to think I am clever, a witty person imbued with above normal intelligence but then I remember I graduated university with just over a B average and there were many with higher GPAs than […]

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