Friday, April 28, 2017

Poets n Seattle

Hard to find good things to read these days. Especially in the realm of poetry. Now, I've picked up a few poetry chapbooks at stores around the country, but nothing really stuck in my mind. Some were certainly enjoyable, but all washed over me. Admittedly, I even bought a few based on their covers alone. I'm not why, but there you have it. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Some shorts out.

I have a couple shorts pieces out, fiction and non-fiction as it were. One is over at Dead Mule, a short story that's worth a few thoughts. The other is a non-fiction piece that is an essay on moral courage. Never a complete thought, it's worth a look.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Graphic Adaptations and the Like

My radio silence has become a little bit of a habit, hasn't it? Well to update those who are waiting on the story collection, it will happen, and soon, but there have been a few issues. First off, as always I'm stoked that Satan's Plea, the Audiobook, is still doing well and still finding listeners who both love it and get a few chuckles out of it. That it's the best selling piece of work I've created (check it out, it's short and only an hour long as a narration) tells me that I need more humor in my writing. I'll try, dear reader, I really will. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On Art as Life and Mark Bradford

 If you've been reading this blog, you'll know that I have a few pieces on art, abstract art, and art that evokes something in my heart. As I've said before, this has been something of a change as I've grown older and learned to like art, and especially self-flagellating activist art or abstract art. [1] That being said, one of the best artists doing art that makes me think, that manages to encompass an entire city in a single frame is Mark Bradford

Monday, March 27, 2017

The New Essayists: an Incomplete List.

It's never easy to admit it, but I've found that essays these days really speak to the soul. What I mean is that essays speak to my soul, these days. I didn't always think this, but it was reading James Baldwin that changed my mind and made me fall in love with the essay, and especially the personal essay. Interestingly enough, his sharp eye in the non-fiction essay was mixed with Borges' pseudo-essays [1] to create my current path of trying to add some insight to today's world while also stretching the imagination. That I missed the Fake News money boat probably says something about my own lack of imagination, but let's not get into that.