Belief and Relief 5.7.20

I wrote a monologue today. 3 handwritten pages is enough to boost one’s confidence. If you’re bored, pick a location in your town and set your monologue there. That’s what I did and it worked quite well today. Last night, I watched The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson. It was one of my favorite movies growing…

Little things: My new journals are coming…

CD29 – Roundabouts, by Mark Anthony Smith

Phase 2 of the Creative Podcast begins today: Featuring the work of Mark Anthony Smith! “Roundabouts” was originally published in Fiction Kitchen Berlin, please check out this wonderful literary magazine! Mark Anthony Smith was born in Hull. His writings have appeared in Musicians for Homeless and Be their voice, Spelk and Truly U. His latest…

New OKA Episode + Weekend Thoughts

Do yourselves a favor and watch the Alejandro Sanz documentary on Netflix. I was hoping for some background noise while I worked on some projects at home, and that was a horrible mistake: It was wonderful and I got nothing done! Low-key, this man has been a massive influence on my creativity. He was one…

Affirmations 4.25.20

Notes from a tired creative on music, poetry, and creative progress. #writingcommunity

Cosmos Eventually (A Postponed Project Complete)

I made peace with this heart that longs for you across valleys of heaven and light and cosmic radiation. And the things I’ve done, I may come to regret, but going rogue with a ship weighs heavy even in space. … And I ask myself why love has led me to this? I took hold…

Affirmations 4.7.20

These long, chaotic days bring humility and gratitude. Not everyone gets a cosmopolitan quarantine with casual conference calls and mimosas at lunchtime. A good portion of the country is struggling to survive at this very moment, and it makes me feel humble and grateful for what I have. Missing pieces are found. I haven’t been…