Your Life Can Be an Epic Star Wars Odyssey

Your Life Can Be an Epic Star Wars Odyssey

May the 4th Be With You!!! Welcome to Save the World: Star Wars Edition yes, that is an internet meme. it is also the story of my life. it is also entirely possible that you, too, can yield the Force, destroy evil and save the Universe. read on, young Jedi, and all...
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Starstuff

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Starstuff

when i was little, i fell in love with a tall, blonde, seductive man. he was rich, powerful, and had a lot of devoted friends. he was so beautiful that i would have almost thought he was a woman, if not for his deep, throaty voice and pants so tight that they revealed...
beings being

beings being

lettuce dances. did you know that? i saw it today perform Swan Lake, its last song sung before it was flung into my burrito, a picnic in the wind. chairs also sing, performing improvisations as we sit static unsuspecting of anything more than a chance to rest. (our...
Creating a World of Change

Creating a World of Change

Always in motion is the future. ~ Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back ~ three days ago would have signaled my 12th anniversary of moving to NYC. today i found this draft from September 16th, 2012 (written just a month shy of my 9th anniversary of moving...
it’s all very tragic and not all at the same time

it’s all very tragic and not all at the same time

i just found out: i’m dying. i didn’t know how to let you know so i put it in a poem. it’s scary for sure to know it is certain that the me we think we know will soon be me no more. what it means is that this life precious and fleeting will be lived to its fullest...
Remember How You Got Here

Remember How You Got Here

The most important thing is remembering the most important thing. ~ Zen master Suzuki Roshi ~ Bambina is my “Little Elephant.” i met Bambina when we were serendipitously placed together as roommates during study abroad in Italy. we became fast friends as...
Dog Meditation

Dog Meditation

ball rolls away, go get it. ball rolls away, go get it. ball rolls away, go get it. come back, ball rolls away. come back, ball rolls away. come back to the breath let it roll away, come and go, back to the breath. get it? the ball is your mind. getting it is...
Where the Heart is (Part 2)

Where the Heart is (Part 2)

But the hunter was also the hunted; For many of my arrows left my bow only to seek my own breast. And the flier was also the creeper; For when my wings were spread in the sun their shadow upon the earth was a turtle. And I the believer was also the doubter; For often...
Where the Heart Is (Part 1)

Where the Heart Is (Part 1)

Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining, and passion,...