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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 …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 22 – Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie
For week 22, I read Evangeline: a Tale of Acadie by Henry …
2021 Reading Challenge – Weeks 20 & 21
"Always swim upstream, Nance! Do you know why? It's the dead fishes …
inspired by Li Bai
Resting at the foot of a mountain in a different place each …
memento mori
just a silly little poem about spring
Being Bored & 2021 Reading Challenge – Week 19
Life has been boring lately and I'd rather die then continue on …

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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 […]

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.

Painting 5.12.11, Oliver Lee Jackson

Oliver Lee Jackson’s ‘Painting 5.12.11’ evokes thoughts of intimacy, self-knowledge, and submersion in the outside world.

On Being Distracted – and 2021 Reading Challenge Weeks 32 & 33

Working global security, I have to stay aware of global events just enough to monitor the company’s sites worldwide. Everything going on in the world today is….. a lot. I used to avoid watching the news, but Fox News plays at my current job 24/7. It’s difficult to watch. Now more than ever, I read […]

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About Me

Hi, I’m Sam! I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, where I earned my B.A. in Studio Arts.🎨 After getting laid off due to COVID, I moved to Seattle looking for bigger and better opportunities! πŸ‘€

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Poems

I Ask For Turtles When I’m In Love

a silly little poem about turtles 🐒

unseeing

I gaze at the moon and feel cold.My God! How I love her! The warmth of the sun on my cheek,the sun turning life into gold.Though I can’t see her,My God!How I love her! She’s hot, she’s cold, she’s there then she’s gone. I notice her always, while she carries on. Does she notice me […]

feeling strange

I’m feeling strange today
though nothing’s really changed.
Its still not quite the same, I’d say
I’m confusing fear with love again.

poem I wrote after reading Cat Cohen’s book

A boy told me he loved me this morningOr maybe it was last nightI feel very sad todayOr is the burning in my gutand the tightness in my chest just indigestion?First thing in the morninghe uncovered mejust to cover me up againtuck me inkiss my foreheadbut he didn’t make me coffeeso he must not really […]

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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 StanisΕ‚aw 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 …