3 Months, Thanks to You All!

I've written multiple, brutally honest (and hopefully not too "emo" sounding posts) about my self-injurous tendencies. In fact, one of my biggest reasons for starting a blog in the first place was the hope that I might clear away some of the shadows of ignorance and taboo surrounding the issue of self-injury. Many people do it. Few people talk about it. I believe that this is a problem. I am an extremely private person and don't always enjoy talking about such things in the most public place on … [Read more...]

“I shall seize Fate by the throat…”

Ludwig van Beethoven wrote the 9th Symphony while he was completely deaf. Read that sentence again. No, I know you already knew that. I don't care. Read it again. Let it sink in. Now, go ahead and listen to it. Especially pay attention to 2:50 and beyond, because that's where God personally comes down from heaven and sings through the choir. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2lVQlBlDtU&feature=related Now, read that first sentence one last time. "Ludwig van Beethoven wrote the 9th Symphony … [Read more...]

The Art of Making Tacos (or, Think Outside the Bun!)

Two weeks ago, I blew a fuse on my creative energy. A series of painful events produced entirely too much of an emotional charge for me to be able to channel all the feelings into enlightening works of art.  Bright ideas would flare up and then short-circuit (I really hope my electrical analogies make sense...or that no electricians read this. I have not bothered do to any research). In the midst of my emotional brown-out, I have been longing for time recharge my creative energy. If I just … [Read more...]


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