On December 30, 2017 In Envy
Dreamy Jimmy keeps pace with a rescued greyhound, becomes the ‘lithe body of a river’, enters the ‘golden lights’ of a grotto, raps out his life with Run DMC (285). The wisdom of Gabe. People can change if ‘life lets them’ (267).
On December 28, 2017 In Envy
Humans getting over themselves, entering the flow that was always-already there. Wandering and wondering with all the other nomads. Forget human norms, all that ‘normality, normalcy, and normativity’ (26). Death embraced for its ‘radical immanence’ (136). Time now for ‘transformative becoming’ (165).
On December 21, 2017 In Sloth
Aired superlatives accurate, much deserved excellent critique. The generosity of this night, warm welcomes to guest singers, harmonies of open hearts, enraptured guests in crowded seats and the fashionably late lining the walls in this room with a view. Rain pouring blessings.
On November 22, 2017 In Envy
Precise muscled writing, a tearing arc of pain that gathers in my own. Emotion, perfectly wrought. This symphony of long-held grief for the departure of loved ones is a reminder, jagged as a hacksaw, that those embedded in my heart never leave.
On November 19, 2017 In Sloth
A reader buddy called it an epic as a slur. To my reading, this book is epic in the modern sense, despite its spirit of respect for the elders. Heads roll, guns fire, love conquers, vengeance is had and life goes on.
On November 6, 2017 In Sloth
How long since I’ve been in the cat? A go-going again. Let the flood lights of the union freeze the man ignoring Mayday. Here, darkness, pressed metal grunge. Fulton Street funked it up. Soul driven had me riven to the dance floor.
On November 3, 2017 In Sloth
Priceless. A gift. Cinema comfort seats, deco décor, thirty beautiful voices in splendour. A smoky grey floor length gown with shawl, two valour jackets, one emerald, one crimson. And then they opened their mouths like young birds and sang like old souls.
On October 29, 2017 In Pride
At many points in Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë questions the inequity between humans and other animals, both by linking physical cruelty to other forms of oppression, and by depicting such oppressions as unacceptable, be they enacted against humans or nonhumans. In …
On October 29, 2017 In Pride
This essay is part of an ongoing effort to strengthen my material affinity with snakes. By working through my all-too-human physical engagement with these creatures, turning to literature to re-imagine the ways that I see the snakes in my life, I aim…
On October 22, 2017 In Sloth
Baby grand piano one of the dreams in this night of beauty. Invictus one of many highlights. Chopin’s death march with dirty guitar. Waiting for next album’s eerie protest anthem, voicing the unease of Australian living. ‘Don’t let the red dust settle.’