An Open Letter to Great Mother Gaia…

Dear Mother Earth, Please hear my humble and heartfelt apology for all this. I am just an ordinary human, but I am not an ungrateful sleeper who disregards or discounts you. I know this is YOUR show and long after my own little scene here is finished, long after the spectacle of spacemen and ships that move through time become commonplace, I will always know you by the love felt in my own heart. You have imprinted my soul with true kindness, a constant reminder of divine source. This sounds … [Read more...]

What Inspires You? The Writing Process Blog Tour

The Writing Process Blog Tour came to me through writer/performer/artist Annie Lanzillotto and it came to her through Angel Eduardo, who came up with the idea. If chain letters were truly rewarding and fun, the BlogTour would be it! I first met Annie Lanzillotto at the end of the 20th century (living in the 21st century, we can say that now!). I was reading in an event that Annie organized at The Kitchen called “The Global Poetry Slam”. While I'm not much of a slammer (I have only won one slam, … [Read more...]

2012 on Seventh Avenue

Having been remiss from this particular arena of the cybersphere for a while, all I can say is that I've been observing what seems to be a lot of chaos around me and I've been trying to sort it all out. It seems of late, a lot of my friends have begun thinking about 2012. These are not the flaky, tree hugging types. The most practical and down-to-earth among them are feeling "something" is in the air. They watch  Doomsday Specials on the History Channel and call me during the commercials. "Is … [Read more...]

Saving Yourself

Recently, I saw a very long interview with Jordon Maxwell, the amazing symbol researcher, author and journalist. Whether you agree with him or not, he's certainly got volumes to say about "what's really going on" underneath the controlled media news, in every area, from politics to religion. One of the first alternative researchers of this genre (he's been doing this for 40 years) many others have followed his footsteps and hold him in the highest regard. The interview I saw was for a conference … [Read more...]

Sometimes You Have to Write Your Own Recommendation Letter

A designer I know told me he just finished writing a recommendation for himself. My first thought was that this was really sad. Then he told me the story, and it sounds like one of the many things that go wrong in the world of commerce. For the past 19 years, he's been working for a non-profit organization. After years of dedicated work, working at discount since they were NON-PROFIT, he wanted some kind of non-monetary payback. He was retiring on a couple of fronts, scaling … [Read more...]

Truth as the Competition

The truth protects itself, right? Truth tellers are protected by the sheer fact that their story remains the same, no matter how many times they tell it. Written records, signatures, videotape, all kinds of PROOF to back you up endlessly, if you know what you're talking about, right? Not so. Actually, the American government (and other governments of the world) have made the truth a matter of national security. It must be protected by the powers that be. Telling the truth means that someone … [Read more...]

Telling the Truth in Public

Was telling the truth always a unique experience for us, or has it gotten even more unique in 2008? Let's not make this too complicated. The truth can be seen as really tricky sometimes, but that's not what I'm talking about here. I'm talking about telling what really happened, or what you really think about something, which may not be the most popular point to bring to light. To do this, means you have to use your own head (also a rare occurrence it seems) and that you've done some thinking … [Read more...]