It occurred to me (actually it occurred to my therapist, who I actually listen to) that I know a lot about being ISOLATED and maybe some of my experience therein could be useful for some people…who are maybe doing this sort of thing for the first time, and maybe don’t like it very much, and… Read More The Hermit’s Lamp: Tips on Coping With Social Isolation from a Bonafide Shut-In!
Here’s the comic I made from the writing exercise from my previous post, ‘Write About What You See Out of the Window.’ I really prefer it to the original piece of writing, I think it says a lot more in a much more efficient manner. Communicating with words & pictures at the same time is… Read More ‘Out of the Window’ comic.
I believe people I believe them without skepticism And I believe I fail at this when it suits me. I believe, a lot of the time, that I’m completely, totally and wholly insane. But at least that’s the end of it. After all, there’s not much to be done about being mad. I’m just… Read More I Believe
Allo beloved, How’s it gwan? How’s the new season treating you so far? I’ve been in a bit of a pit, to be honest, with lots of things touching uncomfortable spots that take me back years and years to places I’d rather forget I was in, ever, actually. But here we are. Everyone else who… Read More ‘You don’t know the depth of your strength.’ Regards, A Burnt Out Match
Hallo Beloveds. This is an essay I sent my email subscribers (whose ranks you can join via this link) back at the beginning of March! It took me donkeys to write so I thought I’d share it a bit wider after-the-fact! How’s your spring springing? It’s still snowing on my in-laws in New York, and obscenely also… Read More Meditation, the ‘Other’ and Art
If you’re new to this series of essays on how to effectively set goals as a creative weirdo, Part 1 is a stock-check of what you’ve got to build with right now, and Part 2 deals with recognising & selecting dreams to work towards. They’re recommended, but not necessary, prerequisites to today’s lesson. Being ‘creative’ is complicated.… Read More Goal-Setting Like An Artist Part 3 – Building
If you want to prepare yourself for this work on choosing dreams, check out Part 1, and if you want to build focus areas for your dreams see Part 3 of this series on goal-setting for creatives and mystics. If you’re a human you probably have a big stack of dreams. If you’re a cat… Read More Goal Setting Like an Artist: Part 2 – Picking Dreams
If you want to go all the way, please find Part 2 and Part 3 of this series on goal-setting for creatives and mystics. I make New Year’s resolutions. I also make new-moon resolutions, next-birthday resolutions and random-Thursday-morning resolutions, but at New Years I work especially hard to do it well. Goal-setting might seem… Read More Goal-Setting Like an Artist: Part 1 – Reflections and Resolutions
Hallo beloveds! Guess what? Today is my one year anniversary of moving to the United States. It’s been a funny old year. I think it’s been a funny old year for a lot of people, and not really an easy one. I get like this in winter, nostalgic and (even more) introspective, as anniversaries start cropping… Read More Lessons from my first year as an immigrant in Texas
“I believe it was the silence that woke me, an unnatural quiet in the silvery half-light before dawn, the hour of wood thrushes’ songs. As I rose through the clouds of sleep, their absence grew alarmingly real. An Adirondack morning usually arrives to the accompaniment of veeries’ and robins’ songs, but… Read More Hurricane Harvey