Dagger-words?

One of the books I’ve been slowly reading my way through this year is E.M. Cioran’s The Trouble With Being Born. It’s an aphoristic work of short philosophical sketches and terse musings, whose depth and density are not diminished by their brevity. With that being said there are passages that …

Speak to the stone…

I reach for books the way most normal, healthy, well-adjusted people reach out to a friend. My social circle has always been small but, these days it’s almost non-existent. Even amongst the tiny collection of compatriots I do have, I am always careful to withhold the full weight of my …

Failure perfected…

I’ve never made something that wasn’t a painted over failure. Beneath the bits of paper and paint, below the brush strokes and splatter, in the fine print between the words, one can find the remnants and remains of the piece I wish I could have made; the scaffolding of the …

What if, maybe, perhaps…

What if every doubt, every question, every apprehension that wonders at the premise: “what if I can’t?”, simultaneously opens us up to the possibility of “What if I can?” In Rainer Maria Rilke’s book, Letters to a Young Poet, he suggests for us to “try to love the questions themselves …

I am a father…

Chuck Palahniuk says that “The writer isn’t afraid to tell an awful truth. The writer might not be smarter than us but the writer is braver and more honest.” My truth, my awful truth, and nothing but the awful truth is that I have a propensity, or, perhaps, a proclivity …

Poetry saved my life…

Recently, the awesome folks over at the Tattooed Buddha offered me an opportunity to review a book called The Dharma of Poetry by John Brehm. The subject matter of this book is something very personal for me and so I leapt at the chance to write a review. This certainly isn’t the first time I’ve written for the …

I was born running…

A couple weeks ago I posted an audio version of poem I wrote called “Abide”. Someone of you seemed to like it. I really enjoy spoken word poetry and listening to poetry readings, so I thought I’d try another. Hope you like it! I dig my heels deep and hard …

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