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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Magical Mental Machinations

Magical Mental Machinations

The mescal I drink is hallucinogenic and I am filled with dreams. ~Roger Moore For my very first trip to India, the International Health Clinic offered three types of anti-malarial pills. The one I was most interested in had the side effect of inducing vivid dreams. I fantasized a mind-altering experience providing creative fodder for […]

Does it Pass for Intelligence?

Does it Pass for Intelligence?

How many virgin books have I radicalized with first ink on a creamy chaste page leaving the entire document defiled by the ravings of a lunatic better suited for life in an asylum, not an asylum of padded walls, rather, lost in an asylum of red canyons were the mad man can scream those words […]

Am I Cheating Myself?

Am I Cheating Myself?

Everything and every place that reminds any person of the Spirit is sacred! That’s what the mesas told me, while the sun heated the wind that blew off the desert and the Hopis sat in the shade waiting for customers. ~Gregg Valenzuela I oft fear, by not living in the desert Southwest, I am cheating […]

Writing My Heart into Existence

Writing My Heart into Existence

¿Qué estas escribiendo? Estoy escibiendo mi corazón en la existencia. ~David Olson I oft contemplate why I am compelled to daily scratch words on to unlined paper with the drive of an acorn forcing itself through layers of soil and emerge into the light. What is the demon driving daily discourse with myself? Writing is […]

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