Nothing like a pretty girl in a pretty city.
My girl, Paulette, and myself took a stroll through Logan Square. Stopped by a great bar I’ve been wanting to check out, Spilt Milk. Had a couple excellent cocktails and continued the journey. Continue reading “Through Logan Flames”
George Orwell is in the news, 67 years after his death in 1950; his masterpiece, 1984, has reached #1 in Amazon’s most sold books. In the midst of Trump’s presidency, the backdrop of ongoing wars, a militaristic progression towards global tyranny, and an ever increasing acceptance of the global surveillance system; 1984, written in 1948 … Continue reading George Orwell: A Final Warning
Greek mythology tells of a young hunter, enamored with himself, obsessed with his own beauty. Driven to suicide by the sight of his own reflection. Continue reading “Narcissus: In the World of the Self-Loathing, the Self-Loved Rule”
In my last post I alluded to the idea of social media molding the subconscious mind of humanity. Directing it, to what all seems a nefarious end. Continue reading “Echo Chambers: Social Media and Our Responsibility for Directing Human Consciousness “
What happens when you escape the modern social media machine?
If you didn’t post a status, or Tweet a photo, or Snap your dinner, or put a filter over your face every few hours, would you be a better person? Would you free up time? Would you become more productive? Would people look at you as some mysterious bastion of a retro lifestyle from a bygone era living in modernity?
I did, for an entire year. Continue reading “Being Social Media Free: The State of Social Relevancy in the Modern World”
I get asked all to often in small talk, “What do you do?” I know people mean it innocently enough. I take it offensively though, as though I could possibly explain in this artificial small talk the entire spectrum of things I do. Or that somehow what I do from 9-5 defines “what I do”. … Continue reading The Spectrum of Destiny
Who was Marcus Aurelius? An emperor of Rome? A philosopher King? The progenitor of Stoicism? – He was But more than that, he was a man. A man who lived thousands of years ago in a time far removed from our current existence. Technology was different, the understanding of the world not as sophisticated, but … Continue reading Marcus Aurelius – The Beginning of our Journey into Stoicism
Artistic creation is a representation of who I am
This blog is ultimately my creative expression.
I believe in the power of creativity to heal mental wounds caused by the harsh experiences of life. Continue reading “Art & Creativity: The Lifeblood of Change”
One Week — One Positive Change All of us want to change. We all want to become the best version of ourselves that we can. We want to achieve the goals of changing that which we don’t like about ourselves, and introduce things we would like. We could wish, hope it happens, most people do. … Continue reading Changing Your Life: Small Steps in the Positive Direction
Hold onto that life force you like to call sacred. Sacred is knowing that the universe is conscious. Consciousness is existence. That flower you hold is the manifestation of the energy within. Its shape dictated by its creation. Creation unknown to us, but a creator exists. Its existence necessitated by creation. You hold in your … Continue reading The Flower of My Life is Held in your Hands
I once met a man who called himself The Governor. Not because he governed, but because he didn’t allow his life to be limited by a governor. A governor, or speed limiter, is a device used to measure and regulate the speed of a machine, such as an engine. Why call yourself The Governor when … Continue reading The Governor