Paradise Apocalypse

Chaos swirls like an invisible current around us. Weather no longer sits on the throne of the small-talk kingdom. Coronavirus passes between ears with far more frequency. Forget last night’s bout of thunder, did you hear how many people died in New York? Nervous speculation replaces the default cheeriness of midwestern life.  No end in […]

Something Happy

Turbulent times are quick to summon anxiety, angst, fear. Like jumping from a cliff, the rush elicits a carnal reaction to the goings-on. It’s only natural to respond in such a way. My writings reflect that.  I wanted to write something authentic but also positive. For as much darkness that follows me through life’s transgressions, […]

Liberation

My life is a series of peaks and valleys. Years pass with months of utter bliss dotting the seasons.  Slowly these golden hues of happiness lose out to a more solemn and colorless gray.  This proceeds further until all color is sapped. To rise from the numb security of sleep is an assault on the […]