A portrait of an artist as a young man

Humanity is individual yet entangled. On a path amongst paths. Heedless, saturated by a dark and unknown. The artist is not separate from this distinction. They are merely defined by an impulse which forces them to do what others do not. Bear witness. James Joyce is a literary icon of traditionally unliterary stock. This is unfair of course. The Irish are only backwater…

Worldview

“Don’t think twice, it’s alright…” -Dylan  I remember waking up on a couch in my basement and being visually assaulted by the cold dusty sunlight of afternoon reflecting a blinding bright white tetrahedral onto concrete floor. How beautiful that moment was. Next I remember the pain setting in. Nausea, dry mouth, raw sinus, weakness in…

Night Shift

The oscillating fan blows blue streamers that vibrate and spin in the mechanically created wind. Calculating the projected velocity and rotation of any single strand of blue ribbon would require an algorithm that would fill a three by six square foot chalkboard. Weather pattern predicting models are less complex and more reliable. Oceanic blue streamers,…

The Old Man and The Sea; A new lost generation.

“But a man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” – The Old Man There are few American writers universally celebrated as Ernest Hemingway. Beginning with his first two novels concerning World War One era (The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms) and his poems…

Literary Graffiti, The End of the Beginning

Every concept humanity knows is born from experience. Each human being is a massive data bank of physical history. From the genetic code linking us biologically to the language isolating us culturally. Life resulting from the friction between our own known value and the infinite unknown of the universe. This concept, again born from experience,…

The Island & Failure

I find it ironic that for the the first time people are actually reading this blog and I have nothing for them. I apologize. I have been reading Dante in the bathroom, From Dawn to Decadence in the living room, and 48 Laws of Power at work. I have written two episodes of a comedy…