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old friend
a note to an old friend
a week without a phone
a little blurb about my past week 🙂
after Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’
This poem is a bit of a collage. None of the lines …
without you
there's so much more time each day without you in my life …
video games & cameras
A silly little love poem, and a story about the benefits of …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 36
Thirty-four books! Well, thirty-four and a half and a half books. I …
I Ask For Turtles When I’m In Love
a silly little poem about turtles 🐢
Exercise for Beating Writer’s Block and Clarifying the Theme of a Poem
Let's say I want to write a poem but I don't know …
Painting 5.12.11, Oliver Lee Jackson
Oliver Lee Jackson's 'Painting 5.12.11' evokes thoughts of intimacy, self-knowledge, and submersion …
On Being Distracted – and 2021 Reading Challenge Weeks 32 & 33
Working global security, I have to stay aware of global events just …
unseeing
I gaze at the moon and feel cold.My God! How I love …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 31 – Spring Snow
Its official; I'm behind schedule! Today I finished reading the 29th book …
blabbering
Words words words sentimentalitiesmaybe a metaphor or a simile words words feelings …
2021 Reading Challenge – July Recap – Self-Discovery
What has a greater impact on intent; logical realities or artistic idealisms? …
feeling strange
I'm feeling strange today though nothing's really changed. Its still not quite …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 27
Two books! I've read 2 books this week! The first was Kat …
poem I wrote after reading Cat Cohen’s book
A boy told me he loved me this morningOr maybe it was …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 26 – The Emissary
With deterioration as their new normal, the last children of Tokyo don't …
It’s Been a While!
When you really love something, do you try to master it? Or …
A Dream of Lakshmi
For the second time in my life, I've dreamt of a Hindu …

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

old friend

a note to an old friend

man wearing gray and red armour standing on the streets

a week without a phone

a little blurb about my past week 🙂

video games & cameras

A silly little love poem, and a story about the benefits of leaving your comfort zone.

2021 Reading Challenge – Week 36

Thirty-four books! Well, thirty-four and a half and a half books. I started this week reading a collection of Gogol, but ended up lending that one out to a coworker to read. After that I read Fables and Fairy Tales by Tolstoy, Madame de Sade by Yukia Mishimo, and Labyrinth and the Song of Songs […]

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Poems

after Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’

This poem is a bit of a collage. None of the lines are my own; instead, the poem consists of rearranged lines from T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Thanks for reading! ☺️

without you

there’s so much more time each day without you in my life for the things that I truly love more reading less reeling I’ve never eaten better never been healthier physically and mentally more exercise fewer cries now, I write every day I can finally focus without you my old love who got me through […]

I Ask For Turtles When I’m In Love

a silly little poem about turtles 🐢

Exercise for Beating Writer’s Block and Clarifying the Theme of a Poem

Let’s say I want to write a poem but I don’t know where to start. I could, and often do, warm up with a quick haiku! The shortened form of a haiku, in my opinion, is perfect for discovering which themes to explore in longer writings.

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Art History

On Creation, and Art for Art’s Sake
To believe that we were created, and there is a bit of …
Oppenheim’s Object and Man Ray’s Gift in Present Times
Useless art pieces that make us feel uncomfortable are highly valued, yet …
Repetition and Recreation in Art History
Art history is full of repetition, of artists recreating famous works from …
Food as Gesamtkunstwerk
One of my favorite words from art history classes is Gesamtkunstwerk. This …
Unicorns, Devils, and Gargoyles
Ugly thoughts got me thinking about unicorns and gargoyles, leading me to …
The Language of Art
Art is subjective. People can enjoy, or not enjoy, art at their …
Stargazer: Statuette of a Woman
Stargazer: Statuette of a Woman is one of my favorite art historical …

Reviews

2021 Reading Challenge – Week 31 – Spring Snow
Its official; I'm behind schedule! Today I finished reading the 29th book …
London Fog Vintage Hardside Expandable Spinner Luggage Review
About 2 weeks ago, I promised you a review of the luggage …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 7
Ta is a humorous, sexed up book from the mid 1970's. Some …
Solaris by Stanisław Lem- A Book Review
A philosophical sci-fi, this novel has something for everyone; aliens, romance, a …

Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Clementine Madelines
Today, I'd like to share with you a recipe for madelines that …
Easy 2-Ingredient Kosher for Passover Pancakes (Dairy and Gluten Free!)
I'd like to share with you a simple pancake recipe that is …
Omelette Wrapped Sausage w Sweet and Spicy Peppers
A quick and easy recipe for an omelette wrapped sausage with sweet …
Spicy Potatoes and Polenta
Today I'd like to share with you my very simple Spicy Potatoes …