Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"The Party," by William F. Nolan (1967)

"The Party," by William F. Nolan (1967)

This story originally appeared in Playboy magazine, but i read it in an anthology titled, Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural

I will adapt this for the screen as a short film script. It has stuck with me since I read it two years ago.

Now that I'm returning the long overdue book to its rightful owner, I don't want to forget the story, and how it made me feel. I want to share that feeling with others.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

most of the time

"I’ve been to California plenty, even stayed 10 whole days one time. But this is California music by California kids. This is the sound of lives lived on the Pacific coast. It’s steeped in sunshine, surf and palm trees. But it also has the howling coyotes, the spooky winds, the traffic and the sprawl. It’s got a positivity and promise, but also wistfulness and loneliness. It’s the end of the line, the last stop before the endless Pacific. And it’s a pretty good place to be, most of the time."

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Symphony No. 4 In A Major ("Italian"), Op. 90: II.

Symphony No. 4 In A Major ("Italian"), Op. 90: II. Andante Con Moto

Features of This Track

a well-known composer
a Romantic-Era style
a symphony orchestra
tonal harmony

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The four universal healing salves

The four universal healing salves

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions.

When did you stop dancing? 

When did you stop singing? 

When did you stop being enchanted by stories?

When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul.

Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves.

~ The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Path of the Warrior, Healer, Teacher and Visionary, by Angeles Arrien, Ph.D.

Monday, May 26, 2014

the late may/early june ache

This is the time of year that I ache for heading West to California.
It's been a decade of this feeling. It's always this time of year.
The golden-green hills, the deep blue sky, and the sunshine.
I feel magnetically PULLED there, in heart, soul, and mind.
I don't know why I've always felt this way, but it's so strong and real.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Monday, May 12, 2014

just go