Tag: peace

awareness

Early Mornings

I like early mornings, sort of. I like the silence they bring, the quiet hour (or two, if I’m lucky) before the house starts to move and time for work happens. Sometimes, though, the early morning can go fuck itself. Like today. When I woke up at 3:30 to a dream of the police literally …

culture

Fashion Let-Down

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I love that Nineties fashion is back. I don’t love that the heart didn’t come with it. Example:  This morning, as I was scraping my car, a man in his early twenties, late teens walked toward me.  He looked like something out of a Stone Temple Pilots or …

fear

Can I Hack It?

There’s a fear in me.  A fear that clots my blood and shakes my marrow. A fear that chases me at every turn, and that’s responsible for every failed project, every deleted manuscript and every unsent story.  It’s responsible for the concern that my friends and family will read what I’ve written and sneer, or …

joy

Quiet And Happiness

I think it’s really the matter of getting lost in the moment.  Our minds often clamber with random thoughts, worries, obsessions and addictions.  Gossip, self-doubt, criticism, jealousy and hopelessness can all crowd the mind and make us forget our moments. At times, this can work well.  For me, getting lost in a distraction such as …

growth

Expanding Worlds

Twelve times in the past seven years, I’ve read the same book about naming your genius. Twelve times I’ve come up with a name, then immediately started second guessing it.  Every time, I end up having to read it again, because I’m just not getting it. But every time, I expanded a little.  It forced …

politics

The Left/Right Divide

I’ll never understand why the world gets so caught up in duality. Actually, scratch that, I understand it perfectly.  It’s because I was an idiot. Let me explain. In my younger and more impressionable years, I got into punk.  Not live on the street, cut a mohawk punk, but punk ethics.  DIY, total freedom, fuck …

joy

Joy

Every action by every person in all of history was done in order to bring more joy into their lives. Controversial statement, maybe. It has a caveat though.  Despite the fact that everything we do, we do to be happy, there’s a very key point that makes that statement make sense. We really, really suck …