Cowboy Grizzly – COVID-19 and Hold You Up

Cowboy Grizzly – COVID-19 and Hold You Up

Some lucky people remember only the good times and refuse to dwell on their tragedies. My family is not among that group. Wherever two or more of my ancient ancestors gather together, the air becomes fetid with tales of the suffering experienced by the long-expired....

Hot Car – Car Alarm

Hot Car – Car Alarm

My college writing instructor -- a magnificent old Welshman who claimed to have known W.C. Fields and to have survived a fistfight with Robert Shaw -- advised against writing outdoors. It seems like a good idea, he said. But then the bugs bite and the sun is in your...

The Unswept – Forget The Day

The Unswept – Forget The Day

Mnemosyne, one must admit, has shown herself to be a very careless girl. ― Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory It is just an illusion here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone, it is gone forever... All...

laughingstock – Something Lite

laughingstock – Something Lite

To remain master of one's four virtues: courage, insight, sympathy, and solitude. For solitude is a virtue with us, as a sublime bent and bias to purity, which divines that in the contact of man and man, in society, it must be unavoidably impure. All society makes one...

Under the Covers with Bob Dylan

Under the Covers with Bob Dylan

There exist people whose lives were transformed the first time they heard Bob Dylan. Full disclosure: I am not one of those people. I eased into Bob Dylan -- adding a track here, an album there -- through a process of aggregation that's been ongoing for (cough cough)...

The Gold Coast – All This Time

The Gold Coast – All This Time

Every culture has an origin narrative, the story of how their people came to exist on this earth. The tales are passed from one generation to the next, vocally in cultures that do not have a written language. In my tribe the legend of Adam and Eve gained widespread...

Heart Eyes – Unassuming

Heart Eyes – Unassuming

Anxiety may be compared with dizziness. He whose eye happens to look down the yawning abyss becomes dizzy... Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom, which emerges when the spirit wants to posit the synthesis and freedom looks down into its own possibility, laying hold of...

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