To the Man in the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong many stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.   The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails… Read More

Freedom to refrain from nationalism-inspired idolatry…

“If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us.” -Justice Robert Jackson, West Virginia State Board of Education vs. Barnette  


Semantics If you’ve never noticed I don’t foresee in words Because I can provide them In excess. Closet discourse With stones Filling up my eyes Tumbling from my ears and mouth- Though I’ve kept the cough. Metaphors explicit, The tips of lips and fingers Running over ridges- Provide adequate excuses Until time turns telepathy. Pretense in my vocabulary Disrupts the body— I don’t reference rocks in my head. Empirical intuition reigns supreme, Deep, dynamic, geometric. Why, you who Too trained tired to learn any other lines: Counting on arranged increments Garnering stagnation, congealed Like a linear tumor Dormant, since doomsday’s… Read More

Positive Affirmations

It’s not called spellcasting for no reason, words carry vibration and intent.  What spells have do we cast upon ourselves with our words, both in thought and with speech?  May we heed our own attention and usher in the new year with releasing the old, allowing for us space to bring in room for a fresh, more activated, harmonious perspective!  Here are my New Year’s affirmations, feel free to utilize this one or create a unique one for yourself! I am a thought-manifesting machine, I can create anything! I am truth and logos in service to Oneness and intelligent infinity!… Read More

Humanity’s Everlasting Thematics

This video continues to blow me away, so provocative on so many levels.  The story of humanity’s struggles begins with the fall of herstory and the angst all genders have expressed throughout the ages, in various garbs.  As divine feminine heals herself whole, she no longer victimizes or reacts, she holds space for the healing of the divine masculine, her hand held open and waiting as he reveals his growing pains.  This song summarizes this archetypal struggle so eloquently.   Thank you, Sia.

Tvat Tvam Asi — Reflective Romantic Angst

written in early 2016, the year I re-visited the shadow and blossomed in the depth of darkness back into the light… Tvat Tvam Asi A tango entwined, His sojourn tastes trite and torn while Piercing past veils, unveils A dissonant dance. Wisdom gains her yet another As his spirit’s balm bites him bitter When self’s shadow stirs his soul. May you see you, may you heal you, may you grow you— Clarity in the quandary We drank in reverential audacity But only as mortals, living in mimicry. Intonating our divinity— In innocence, we intentioned depth But our medicine came corked,… Read More