“Karma is a Cosmic Balance Sheet; a Ledger.” This is a statement I carried on from a workshop on Karma. READ MORE »
I will say this may travel through your eyes like a cold cup of coffee: somewhat refreshing yet strong. I usually do not revise my work heavily. I do the same with my photography. I call it something like “originality” and I am pushing it by calling anything I utter original. That is because even all wonderful, original pieces by amazing artists were imitations of something they saw, felt, smelled, or heard.
You could call this a little intermission type of posting. It has been a little while since my first post. I am nowhere near halfway anywhere. Still, I will say it has been a tremendous privilege to be with the Crew. I feel honored, challenged, motivated, inspired, included, and even loved all at the same time here. I doubt they realize how much of an opportunity I feel this is for me. I do not think I am overreacting. If anything, I am responding to what is. So, this is a shout out to my co-writers as well as mentors.
I like the idea of leading a seminar, oh, ever so artsy ones, yes. So, here I will throw in “randomly” inspired pictures and compose them in words, yes, we only have mine here. However, sometimes there will be rolls of what travels through my mind and I have no idea how they got there. I am sure some of you are familiar with that kind of thought
Skies are lit by their environments. Seaskies are my favorite. Waves and ripples in the blue and cloud-white up high and above always resound of the voices raising from the sea. Deep, deep under the silence of a sea’s horizon, there’s a vast world of Creation whose survival is based on water. We all have our bubbles of reality. Somebody said, “Reality is as you make it.” READ MORE »
Synchronous Timings are often reduced to mindless coincidences. I swim in glad, freeing circles and smile now in the cooling water about memories of the past and visualizations of the future. READ MORE »
Howdy Meltedcheesedeks, welcome to the forty-second continuation of HACK. If you’ve made it this far, there’s a silver lining just over that horizon behind you.
OK folks, here’s how this is going to play out. First I write a few self-referential paragraphs to get it out of my system, while simultaneously holding everything else in. Next, a nice little story about Vineland, NJ to help us forget that any of this is (not) real. Finally, a bunch of unrelated, recently taken pictures. If we have a deal, you may read on… READ MORE »
As I wake, I look out the window and never fail to spot a trace of hope no matter what weather. For as long as oxygen still has its dance going, I know I can go on. Oxygen is a very literate thing as it is an extensive metaphor.
Little oxygen = Dying hope
More oxygen = Bursts of creativity. READ MORE »
Howdy Mediocritons, welcome to the thirty-ninth extremity of HACK. If you’ve made it this far, I’ll go out on a limb if you promise to catch me when I fall.
Dichotomies: What are we going to do about them? What aren’t we going to do about them? Is one side more real or more preferred than the other? Or do they exist simultaneously depending upon the conscious observer? Do my rhetorical questions have answers? Or are the answers simply more questions? I could do this all night folks, or I could not. Let’s pick the latter and move on. READ MORE »
For the first time ever, here’s all the Digressions! Digressions #1, #2, and #3 were originally published in If You Don’t Give Me Heaven. Digressions #5 and #6 were originally published in Heroes And Hierophants. Digression #3 has never been published anywhere, and Digression #7 is brand spanking new! Whatever THAT means.
Digression #1: The Kingdom of Heaven and the nature of magic
Digression #2: Everything vs Nothing, Jesus, and Conway’s Game of Life
Digression #3: The Existence Of God and Crypto-Solipsism
Digression #4: Metaphorical evil and the EZ-Pass
Digression #5: December 21st, 2012
Digression #6: The Eye in the Triangle
Digression #7: People don’t believe what they believe they believe
Life takes interesting turns when you least expect it to.
Sometimes those turns are good. Sometimes, not so good.
2011 was overwhelmed by changes brought into my life. Half good. Half bad.
I don’t understand people.
Let’s start off with a typical situation, shall we? Sally and Gary have been together for two years. Their relationship is going pretty well. They recently moved in together and have gotten adjusted to how each other live. Sally has been hinting to Gary that she wants to get married, but he hasn’t felt ready yet. He’s afraid the marriage will change the relationship. Not wanting to lose Sally because of this silly notion, he asks her to marry him. READ MORE »