Tag: creation

culture

Mudmen, The Morning After

It’s been a long time since I went to a concert where it was just little.  The smoke in the air (from fog machines, not cigarettes, these days), the anticipation, the bands and songs you’ve never heard, but totally dig… it brought me back to rented halls and high school drama, and trying to make …

connection

Water

I’m in love with the water.  I’m never as comfortable as I am when I’m submerged.  I used to think this was an allusion to how I liked to immerse myself in things, like books or comics or a writing project. It’s really an expansion of the whole expanding worlds concept. Water is a primal …

purpose

Sunday Mornings

I love Sunday mornings, particularly the ones where I haven’t been out binge drinking the night before.  It’s been a while since I really did that, but I don’t miss those. A little buzz to loosen the tongue is fine, but to lose focus?  To drink so much that it’s all an uncaring blur, a …

culture

The Time Machine

(Or the dissolution of creative energy as an evolving species loses its capacity for struggle) I think that would probably be a better subtitle for H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. He does postulate an interesting theory, however.  As we move beyond our baser instincts, our prejudices and biases, as our lives become increasingly about convenience and …

freedom

Freedom Through Destruction

I’m a firm believer in freedom through destruction. Maybe it’s the punk rock roots of my musical inclinations or the hopeless freedom generated by my love of grunge, but I truly believe that in order to grow, we must destroy that which restricts us and keeps us in place. The part I’m trying to learn …

culture

Haters (Really That Bad?)

So, nobody likes “haters”. I see it all the time.  People get successful, there’s schadenfreude and people start criticizing for the sake of criticizing. Or do they? It’s just as often that someone puts out work that is of lower quality or poor message, or demonstrates poor behaviour, then when they’re called on it, they …

writing

Jeopardy

There’s a feeling when you finish a work that combines peace and fear in a way that generates naught but paranoia and excitement. It’s akin to the discovery process, where with open minds, we learn about something new, and questions abound in our skull as we feel our minds expand beyond its bony borders. Simultaneously, …

writing

On Finishing Things

I have a bad habit. I don’t finish things that are for myself. Given a task at work, it’s done promptly and well.  If there’s housework to be done, if I know it needs to be done because my wife and daughter need clean laundry or people are stopping by for a visit, then it …

presence

Immersion

Life is lived in immersion, not distraction. Whether it’s the crushing angst of the loss of a close friend or family member, or the joyous high of peak creation, all the biggest moments of our lives, the ones that make life what it really is, are immersive. Think sitting around a pool with a couple …