Music

Passive Music, Active Poetry

Passive Music, Active Poetry

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. ~Charles Darwin In a world awash in information and, sadly, disinformation designed to manipulate a gullible public, the truth of poetry and music in an almost […]

I Don’t Understand Music

I Don’t Understand Music

You don’t understand music; you hear it. So hear me with your whole body. ~Clarice Lispector I enjoy multi-varied musical genres from the silky, sultry tones of Old Jazz as sung by the tormented Lady Day to the hardcore thrash of the deeply troubled Dead Kennedys. I get lost in the guitar licks of Neil […]

Plastic Flowers

Plastic Flowers

I show plastic flowers to Mother Nature’s daughter She held a vase, her misty gaze brought them to life I was amazed, she turned to me with a tear in her eye ~Neil Young, Plastic Flowers We attempt to mimic Mother’s handiwork in the creation of plastic replicas of living flowers. The irony is we […]

Untruthful Truths

Untruthful Truths

Dreams about transparent questions. ~Roberto Bolaño Much of our self-talk is opaque, talk obfuscating reality, talk justifying what we want to be true at the expense of what is true. We are trapped in an inner world built on rationalization, predicated on imagined realities.

Words are Vague Shadows of Reality

Words are Vague Shadows of Reality

How true is it that words are vague shadows of the volumes we mean. ~Theodore Dreiser I live with the belief that I don’t have much life left to live. I don’t expect to be above ground long enough to enjoy my retirement. I have 4 stents that were installed to circumvent a left anterior […]

The Devil’s Fingerprints Are On My Soul

The Devil’s Fingerprints Are On My Soul

Dear God, sorry to disturb you I feel I should be heard loud and clear We all need a big reduction in the amount of tears And all the people you made in your image See them fighting in the streets Cause the can’t make Opinions meet about God I can’t believe in you And […]

An Unscripted Education (Inspired by Lyrics #12)

An Unscripted Education (Inspired by Lyrics #12)

When I think back On all the crap I learned in high school It’s a wonder I can think at all ~Paul Simon, Kodachrome By an accident of birth depositing me in middle class America, I am blessed with a high quality education, a blessing not available to many in my country. I am the […]

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