it’s been so cold

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Sunrise in Santa Monica

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Resistance obstructs movement only from a lower sphere to a higher. It kicks in when we seek to pursue a calling in the arts, launch an innovative enterprise, or evolve to a higher station morally, ethically, or spiritually.

So if you’re in Calcutta working with the Mother Teresa Foundation and you’re thinking of bolting to launch a career in telemarketing . . . relax. Resistance will give you a free pass.

– Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

A Trip to the Post Office to Mail Some Poetry Books

By on Oct 9, 2013 in addiction, art, Authenticity, books and publishing, callings, poetry, Uncategorized

Yesterday I mailed some of my Kickstarter poetry books out. (I’m having to mail them out in slow, small batches, because of all the problems I’ve been having producing them.) I went to the ghetto post office that is near our house. I wouldn’t say we live in the ghetto, but that we live on the border of one. But I don’t know, I guess it depends on how you define ghetto. (I just looked up the definition of ghetto: a bad neighborhood where minorities live. This definition irks me, but unfortunately it is as true as it is irksome. Anyway.) Two of the books were going to Israel! I have never been to Israel. For the purposes of shipping them, I debated the value of the books with the postal clerk, a black woman who was not young and not old. I said they were books of my poetry that I had made and that I would have to make up a value. I’m not even sure what made...


By on Apr 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

This is the re-launch of my new website. I’ve picked a new format so that the site can relate more interactively with visitors. A link to my old site (for the sake of nostalgia) is in the menu on the left, along with more about me and a link to my Etsy shop which features art and gift items made by me. I’m looking forward to talking about art, writing, authenticity, the things that block us from it, and also the launch of my new collection of poems and collages, Hope, available soon in digital format and a very small run of print books. Thank you for visiting. Please sign up to be on my email list. I send only very occasional news and announcements, never sell or do anything otherwise bad with your information, and I’m brewing up some cool giveaways which will be announced...


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