Drunk on Henry Miller, Ruminating on Life

I am the happiest man alive – or, at least, I aspire to be. My restlessness, my stressors, my impatience, my work – the machine of automatic process by which man is conscripted to live and work in this society – all of these pale in the face of death, which, I concede, is theContinue reading “Drunk on Henry Miller, Ruminating on Life”

The Substance of The Soul

Edit: I’m beating myself up after publishing this. It’s not that I don’t like the content, which was inspired by a conversation I had tonight with two new friends. The problem is, this is simply not the right form. There is a reason Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables. I must work on my stories. ThisContinue reading “The Substance of The Soul”

Under a Blue Moon

Cool on me the eye of heaven shines In an earthly world where the mortals dine I can’t question anything, Anymore or again I am to be my hero, My unequaled friend You know your truth, Think and speak your voice Act according to your heart and you’ll never have to make the choice, BetweenContinue reading “Under a Blue Moon”

The Layman Sails Not

Standing on the banks The layman sails not But intent on succeeding, He plans, toils, and plots Only he’s living in a dream, For he accomplishes naught And without the tests of time, His craft lay in rot While he watched men of the world go forth – He judged himself still provincial and stayedContinue reading “The Layman Sails Not”

Passages: Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Joseph Campbell

Prologue: Introducing Passages I have begun sharing select literary passages on Facebook as of late, where, despite my small list of friends, I have received a substantial amount of positive feedback in the form of likes, shares, and comments. Prompted by this experiment, and spurred by my desire to champion good literature, I will beContinue reading “Passages: Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Joseph Campbell”

Reset, Move Forward, Follow Folly

In order to write the book you want to write, in the end you have to become the person you need to become to write that book. – Junot Díaz Today was an important day; I needed today, I needed a reset. Hence, walk to park with blanket and books in bag, and call MarquitosContinue reading “Reset, Move Forward, Follow Folly”

Real Life Inspiration: Prince Ea on The State of The World, Technological Disconnection, and Love

Note: I first want to preface this with the declaration that I do not subscribe to the cult of personality. Particularly, in a day and age where – as Prince Ea says: “Our role models today – sixty years ago would have been examples of what not to be”. I simply do not believe inContinue reading “Real Life Inspiration: Prince Ea on The State of The World, Technological Disconnection, and Love”

What David Foster Wallace Taught Me: Art as an Anesthetic for Loneliness

We’re existentially alone on the planet. I can’t know what you’re thinking and feeling and you can’t know what I’m thinking and feeling. And the very best works construct a bridge across that abyss of human loneliness. David Foster Wallace David Foster Wallace wrote that “Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that wayContinue reading “What David Foster Wallace Taught Me: Art as an Anesthetic for Loneliness”

A Golden Brick in The Road: Steve Roggenbuck

Have you ever encountered someone who makes you feel like a blind-drunk imitating a master ballet dancer? I have. The resulting feelings are thus: I’m breathless and deflated and rising like a balloon excreting it’s worth and I’m bleeding with all of the oozing of a soul that’s just seen itself in the full chiaroscuroContinue reading “A Golden Brick in The Road: Steve Roggenbuck”

Saturday: And It’s only Just Begun

In summer’s thoughts and winter’s fears. I turn back around and go down, Reclining into my thoughts. We’re all just doing our best I say, But what I say doesn’t suffice [not for her]. Because in words sufficient I’m only perfect for a moment, So I turn to my spiritual grandfathers to find better words.Continue reading “Saturday: And It’s only Just Begun”