Mark Normand stand-up here and here and here. "Thanks a lot I'm Kevin Hart!" Dude needs a Netflix special. Summer Rayne Oakes and her jungle apartment in Brooklyn. Queen of the millennial plant hoarders. I aspire to her level. Randomly came across this phenomenon called The Glass Delusion that happened in the 15th to 17th … Continue reading May 2019 Favorites
If I could find one moment That encapsulates it all The past three years Of loving you It might be a golden prize. It might be the zenith of achievement, a small swirl of a memory that showcases the possibilities of the depths of human love and understanding. Except I can't find just one moment. … Continue reading One moment
When our sun blazes out And the end has come At least we were here All of us. All least we made music and made love At least our collective spirit Was as bright and bursting As the sun. ◊
Like if I made this desk Then I would finally sit down to write at it If I drove to get this smoothie Then I would finally be satiated If I caught up on all this laundry Then I would finally be done with it Until I'm not near my desk, Until I'm hungry again, … Continue reading To just be
I consume ideas like sweets. I taste them like treasures And fear that if I lose them, I become less. I consume ideas like I've never heard of novelty Like I'll never hear of it again. I consume ideas to form myself To stretch myself To make me e x p a n d I … Continue reading I consume ideas
Write about a time you forgot something. Write about the moment you thought it was the end. Write about grief. Write about disappointment. Write about the time you couldn’t remember someone’s name. Write about the person whose name you immediately remembered. Write about when you couldn’t find what you were looking for. Write about the … Continue reading Things to write about
Warlight By Michael Ondaatje 285 pages, Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 We order our lives with barely held stories. Warlight, the seventh novel from Michael Ondaatje, is really composed of two stories. The first is two children learning to live without their parents, who seemingly abandoned them, and the second, told decades later, is the son’s journey … Continue reading Lessons of Love and Secrecy
I got the idea for monthly favorites from YouTube "influencers". They post their favorite things at the end of each month, which are typically products like makeup, workout gear, snacks, tech, and clothing. Their monthly favorites are usually things. While my monthly favorites sometimes include products I enjoy, I make a conscious effort to include … Continue reading Why do you post your monthly favorites?
I don't do this blog for attention. I don't do it to "create content". I don't do it for likes, I don't do it for views, I don't do it for followers. My doing of this blog, my writing, is not necessarily going to solve anything. It's not driven by logic. No creative pursuit is … Continue reading Why do you do this blog?
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World By Peter Wohlleben 251 pages, Greystone Books Ltd., Vancouver/Berkeley 2016 Originally published in Germany in 2015 as Das geheime Leben der Bäume A conversation in the 2009 film Avatar distills a central theme about two conflicting relationships towards nature. In the … Continue reading The Secret Life of Trees