Thursday, July 23, 2020

Obsession... year of the covids... propaganda

Right now I find myself obsessed with the function of propaganda. I'm experiencing individuals from all sides of me consuming it whole, then regurgitating. It's almost like friends, family, strangers at the grocery store.. expect me to open my mouth and take it all in, like a baby bird swallowing nourishment from it's mother. There is little grace for other perspectives, for learning, little listening, silliness. 

I'm am feeling pushed to explore this idea. How can we do better unless we take the responsibility to masticate propaganda before it's regurgitated. It's the Ayn Rand demand of rationale thought: a call and demand to think, not follow. 

It is time to invest in investigative journalism. Trust me, there is a difference when you pay for news. Try not to react until more information is present; there is time to process; time to think. 

We are in the midst of the fog of war... have patience. 

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sacred Space - Alpine Wildnerness

The Mtns pierce the tip
of the sky with
pale blue or green or yellow
rushing mountain water
refreshing my spirit

Sacred space for my soul
a five minute reset
breath in the roar
and river driftwood
spinning in a long 
twenty-five foot circle of inches 
and watch the flat rock

Home in my hear is here
and so on
Come back again and again

Sunday, July 12, 2020


It's so hard to capture what flame feels like, licking upwards. It's strange that something violent is also comforting and beautiful, you can just sit and watch it and be absorbed in thought. 

Sunday, July 5, 2020

June Camping in the PNW... Mosquitos but mostly worth it

A person camping in June in the Pacific Northwest is definitely contributing the lives of generations of mosquitos, but we think it's worth it ... to get out and witness the green and fresh state of mountains. Especially with everything going on, it's calming to get away from the anger and division of our modern world.