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Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot

The wind had just started to blow hard against the hurricane shutters, vibrating mom’s aluminum back porch into a consistent low grade hum as if it were the C string on a cello. The power had gone hours before, and out of a pure resignation to boredom I found myself mindlessly producing harmonies to the…

Welcome, the Venerable Irreverend Rusty Jonz…

Welcome, the Venerable Irreverend Rusty Jonz…

I have, this good morning of March 21, 2017,  beneath the watchful gaze of Spirit, followed whole-heartedly in the faithful footsteps of distinguished sisters and brothers of the cloth and other fine, free-range, grass fed fabrics available now live or on the internet, to certify myself a Reverend. Although I much prefer Irreverend, if you must,…

Job 1:21

Job 1:21

Wrote this song yesterday (Thursday, 8.05.16) and just wanted to share it with you tonight. Never been much of a bible scholar, but let’s see if I got this bit right… JOB 1:21 21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed…

BE. HERE. NOW.

BE. HERE. NOW.

The least intelligent among us nurse a blind faith- in Christ, Krishna, crystals, angels, The Secret, or whatever empty carb belief system satisfies their craving. Then there are those whose own reason takes hold, investigating into the nature of things, only to discover the shortcomings of rationality and science, eventually finding themselves unwittingly clinging to…

Rooster

Rooster

1. early morning kettle does nothing to wake the rooster black coffee will not keep the world at bay the things one discovers at 4 a.m. with nary a bird chirping and no glint of light yet wrapping round horizons you cannot beat autumn to the punch she has you thick in her midst, in…

Sister

Sister

This book- David Deida’s The Way of the Superior Man- is a decent read, although I must confess that, like practically everything else I pick up, I rarely go cover to cover. What can I say- i get bored easily…or distracted? But Deida does have some keen insights into what being a man is all about,…

The Great Unravelling

The Great Unravelling

Four a.m. is a delicious time of the morning. A freshness fills the air and all of life feels renewed with the sense of exuberant possibility. As the inaugural first stab at a blog took shape in my still bed-bound mind, something screamed, “Coffee!!” Who was I to resist the demands of one of my…