Monthly Archives: October 2015

aural dissertation – take three

I thought I’d supply the aural inspiration for this one. 128 traffic — the long journey nowhere    

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how does it feel to feel?

The Creation asked the question in ’67 only to have it reiterated by Ride in ’94. Neither bothered to provide an answer. Now that I’m asking myself the same question, I can’t say I have an answer either. Some context: after … Continue reading

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dream sequence – part 36

A few days ago I had a dream that ended with me being shot in the head at point blank range. A lot happened before that, but it all seems a bit irrelevant by comparison. I was huddled in a … Continue reading

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winding down

Now that I’ve been on medical leave for four full weeks, it’s time to put away the sweat pants and “do the necessary” to live like an adult again. To this end, I’ve eliminated Oxycodone (pictured above in what appropriately looks … Continue reading

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The Taper

First, this blog post has nothing to do with the mountain tapir, the herbivorous jungle-dwelling mammal shown above as a baby. It has more to do with what I’ve been doing for the past two days, and as such, might … Continue reading

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aural dissertation – take two

I took another short walk around the neighborhood on a pleasant October day, resulting in the following word droppings: October — missing the shade of the old oak tree audio   season over I follow the acorn’s journey audio   misunderstood … Continue reading

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righteous dreams (dream sequence – part 35)

Mary and I were in Todos Santos, and my 8 year-old granddaughter Righteous was staying with us. Earlier that morning, Righteous’ mother (my daughter Rebekah) Skyped me to say that she had forgotten to pack one of her allergy medications, … Continue reading

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here’s where it gets boring

Under ideal circumstances, the human body is designed to heal itself. Eleven days ago, a team of surgeons made a six-inch incision into my abdomen and removed what was left of a bad disc, replacing it with the small synthetic … Continue reading

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visionary (dream sequence – part 34)

He was sprawled out in the back of the train, lapsing in and out of consciousness. Leaving the Avenue J station, it must have been a sixth sense that told him that he and I were the last ones left. “I’m … Continue reading

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