Teachings From the I Ching 03.05.17 last edit 03.30.17 Chapters 4, 9, leading to 13: 4. Innocence Innocence gets through successfully. Though you do not seek the innocent yourself, the innocent seek you. The first augury informs, the second and third muddle. Muddling is not informative. It is advantageous to be correct. Enlightenment is realized … Continue reading Teachings From A Bull
Once is a coincidence. Twice is a phenomenon. Three times is a sample set. This has been my operating mantra since minoring in philosophy as a phenomenologist. So when I come across information regarding mood disorders amongst creatives, I apply my mantra to see if whatever hypothesis I've conjured is proven true. Well friends, I've … Continue reading Flow Theory Plus Poetry Equals Me
I admit, I'm being a little too research-intensive for a 4th of July weekend, but it's helping me keep focused on something positive. Ever have that? Such a constant flux of negativity that you have to FORCE something positive to engage in? Sad. Anyways, this weekend I'm going the phenomenological route by visiting the work … Continue reading So You Might Be A Star Seed
[Starting something new this year; let's see if you dig it.] November 2014, I received a Facebook message from the founder of Keep St. Pete Lit, soliciting submissions for their event, Fantastic Ekphrastic! Ekphrastic poetry is my favorite format, so I felt it was a good fit. I immediately thanked Maureen McDole for including me, … Continue reading Behind The Poetry: ArcAngel
Continuing this week's exploration of the artistic struggle, I thought it'd be fun to dig through the crates, find a composition about "struggling," and explore the emotions and events which evoked the piece. I shall take the phenomenological approach and react first, then reflect. How old was I when I composed this? 2006...it's 2015 now...that … Continue reading I Got Daddy Issues
Part 1: The Wingman Preliminary Part 2: The Wingman Combine "You know what my dad calls this place?" I look above and around the chinch hanging on the walls and between tables, leveling my eyes at the sight of wooden peg games on each table top. A myriad of names pop in my mind. She … Continue reading Pt. 3 of 3: The Wingman Draft
This morning's dream I was revisiting one of the locations where I was sourcing data for my Penn State University graduate research. What played back was the moment I visited with an informant, an octogenarian, a lifetime resident of the town, and his face when I entered his living room. He was standing, but you … Continue reading FLASHBACK: Can Communication Technology Bring Communities Together?