I've been trying to follow the lunar phases for the last several months, to varying degrees of success. I'm hoping there comes a time when I feel more in tune with the changes (hoping that I can get more out of my head/the intellectualizing space that feels most comfortable to me) instead of having to… Continue reading Learning Lunar Lessons
Is it arrogant to think I could teach anyone anything? Do I think I could teach someone something? No, not really. Do I even have to? How else do we engage others around us? Educate, entertain, inspire--they say one should aim for at least two of the three, though of course all three are preferred.… Continue reading A New Path
I think it's bullshit that we have to hide it when we feel insecure. I think it's bullshit that we have to apologize to people when we're merely showing we care. I think it's bullshit that we have to be these fake facade just to make it through the day. I think it's bullshit that… Continue reading In Defense of Sadness
Are things like playing music and writing fiction (or art in general) pretty frivolous and unimportant in the grand scheme? Can those things actually help people? Is it arrogant to think they can? Or self-centered to try to convince yourself that they do so you can feel okay with continuing to do them? I'm torn… Continue reading How Does Art Help?
Was asked last night who my influences are, which isn't the first time I've been asked this. I imagine it's a common question for anyone who creates and releases art/work into the world. I always say, "Bob Dylan is the reason I bought a guitar," but beyond that, I never know how to answer. I… Continue reading Influence and Inspiration