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A Word to the Struggling

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NaNoWriMo / On Writing / Quote / Video

Photo: Guy Le Querrec (1965) Well, I completed the 50,000 word goal for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so I will be around again. It was an interesting and worthwhile excursion, regardless of whether I someday actually wrestle a finished work from those 50,000. One of the tidbits I encountered during the process was the following quote from the jazz pianist Bill Evans regarding the difficulties faced in his development as an artist and the rewards of […]

Apropos Nostalgia for Modern-Day Progressives (ring the bells that still can ring) (the dove is never free) (the signs were sent) (i heard that)

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My Poetry / Politics / Quote

when memes were posters you bought at the record store using a diverse array of thumb tacks to pin it to your wall Maybe I should stop there, but I can’t. we have lost one of the great poet musicians of any time: Leonard Cohen. As the beginning of the video shows, he knew at least he was loved. And he would say as we all should be loved. And “Anthem” so pertinent now and unfortunately […]

Dispatch from the Trenches: Self-Inflicted Complications (10.30.16)

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Dispatch from the Trenches / NaNoWriMo / Quote

All the same we take our chances Laughed at by time Tricked by circumstances Plus ca change Plus c’est la meme chose ~ Rush ~   In my last dispatch, I mentioned I was immersed in apartment hunting. It would seem that the issue has been addressed, although i won’t be moving until the beginning of December. Given the light sparsity of my possessions, however, the moving thang is not an onerous undertaking. So it would […]

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge: All Hallows’ Eve Poetry Slam

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Magnetic Poetry / My Poetry / Quote

I am in truth the Steppenwolf that I often call myself; that beast astray that finds neither home nor joy nor nourishment in a world that is strange and incomprehensible to him. ~ Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf ~ Come in. Come in. Admission is free and all are welcomed to join. Don’t be anxious. Or frightened. Step right up to the mic. We’re all friends here at the All Hallows’ Eve Poetry Slam. Your only prompt […]

The Lemmings Throw a Party

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My Poetry / Quote

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. ~ R.E.M. ~   gathering here at the end (some would call it a ledge) our time on stage is brief (as it always has been) (as it always will be) in the land of the not-so free all dressed up with no place to go the future is a shapeshifter who likes to spike the punch so get lost in the […]

Autumnal

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My Photography / Quote

Autumnal — nothing to do with leaves. It is to do with a certain brownness at the edges of the day … Brown is creeping up on us, take my word for it … Russets and tangerine shades of old gold flushing the very outside edge of the senses… deep shining ochres, burnt umber and parchments of baked earth — reflecting on itself and through itself, filtering the light. At such times, perhaps, coincidentally, the […]

Ferry Perspective (1)

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My Photography / My Poetry / Quote

GUILDENSTERN (quietly): Where we went wrong was getting on a boat. We can move, of course, change direction, rattle about, but our movement is contained within a larger one that carries us along as inexorably as the wind and current… ~ Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead   en route between one dock and another yet stationary a brisk mildness in between two seasons just a sweater no jacket we lose most of our body heat […]

Dispatch from the Trenches: Give Me a Sign

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My Life / My Photography / Quote

  The structurality of structure…has always been neutralized or reduced by a process of giving it a center or a referring it to a point of presence, a fixed origin. The function of this center is not only to orient, balance, and organised the structure…but above all to make sure that the organizing principle of the structure would limit…the play of the structure. ….It was necessary to begin thinking that there was no center, that […]

A Dispatch from the Trenches

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My Life / My Photography / Quote

For over a month now I have been in a nomadic, if not turbulent, state of being (and becoming). I have landed in what it appears to be a more settled space and so now I can return my attention back to my writings and photography along with catching up on everybody else’s blogs. At the same time I am dealing with the tasks associated with shifting my online presence. I hope to be back fully […]