The Ultimate Resource for stopping a panic or anxiety attack immediately.Read more "Anxiety – Stop The Fear Right Now"
I can’t find an audio app that doesn’t pick up allll the string squeak on that last one. The last one I made up and it’s called “Billy Corgan and Ani Difranco had a Baby.” heh heh heh heh. You’ll see. -ZSRead more "Playin’"
Inside information from a recruiterRead more "The Secret to Surviving Job Loss"
This is the second installment where I have typed up something delicious by a famous author for your reading pleasure. As a reminder, we play this game: You don’t know who wrote it until the end. Rule: Don’t cheat by scrolling all the way down first (unless you’re a douchebag who likes to ruin good […]Read more "Mystery Author! Episode 2"
For the longest time, I’ve had a great blog idea. I wanted to type up a chapter from various books I love for your entertainment… and not tell you who the author is until the end. That’s the fun part. I never followed up due to the enormous work it entails, and other competing priorities. […]Read more "Mystery Author! Episode 1"
Every now and then someone descends into The Forum with a head full of imaginary rockets and emotional ecstasy. His soul catches fire, his heart is lit with joy, his eyes cast up to the stars, his perception charges forward with visions of grandeur. He’s just one more song away from the sky and oblivion. […]Read more "Prose"
A helpful solution and my usual blabbering.Read more "Insomniacs"
Master the energiesRead more "Music Under the Moon (and other rushing thoughts)"
Into the spiral we goRead more "Golden Abyss Redux"
inside the chaos of eternal spaceRead more "Saturn Returns"
Remembering Chris Cornell and SoundgardenRead more "Reach Down"
So, while the Ocean Shores, Westport, and Aberdeen hotels are booked solid, I did find a hotel in Montesano which is near Aberdeen. I seriously considered going for it. Aside from everything else, I could have used a change of environment. Well. Now that’s not happening. I may need the money that I would have […]Read more "The Plot Thickens"
I should have known the coastal hotels would be all booked up. I’m struggling not to be moody about this. I know there are worse things. I am having a moment where I think the minute I got paid out, I should have booked a 3-day ferry up to Whittier and lodged somewhere in Anchorage […]Read more "6.24 B&E"
I’m not apologizing for this: The first version I ever heard was, I believe, Gloria Estefan. My mood improved markedly on the way to Burfoot Park, a place I’d never been. Driving somewhere new on a warm, sunny day has become a novelty. I rolled along in a wide screen dream. It was almost like […]Read more "Turnin’ the Day Around"
In my last post I fussed about whether to visit Tumwater Hills Park or Ellis Cove. Ultimately, Ellis Cove won the argument. When I visit Tumwater Hills Park, it will be all about showing everyone how intense the hills are and less about beauty. Although – to be fair -Washington State is gorgeous everywhere this […]Read more "Ellis Cove in May"
They were both down, but I wouldn’t do itRead more "The Failed Menage a Trois"
This post is a sequel to my (arguably better) recent post “My Psychedelic Experiences“. This is a republish, although this time I decided to start with the journal entries and end with the “poetry”. When reading my “poetry” – bear in mind that I was between the ages of 21-24, and was high for 18 […]Read more "Smoke Rings of Time"
I’ve been wanting to write about my past psychedelic experiences for a long time. Last night I discovered a great resource for researching psychedelics & experiences that I will plug at the bottom of this post, along with a few other links. Before we get into my experiences, I gotta plug a few hilarious quotes […]Read more "My Psychedelic Experiences"
My blogger friend Holly has some very entertaining posts and I am surprised that she does not have more followers. Update: Okay, I just figured out that I cannot officially reblog Holly’s post because of how she has her blog set up. Whatever theme she is using. However. I will post a snippet of her […]Read more "Reblog: Here’s Some Stuff I Thought About"
On a dark stage in 1967, the jazz-rock ensemble Jefferson Airplane perform the song “Crown of Creation” to an enthralled crowd. A large screen flashes a red sun behind the singers as they harmonize. Their voices shimmer and converge into one alchemy of sound as the rhythm guitar pulsates with the light show. The lead […]Read more "The Mule That Kicked down the Barn Door"
I’m doing two songs of the month! This is to make up for lost time. My blog, my rules. Tori Amos performing Precious Things live in 1998. If memory serves, I believe this is the song that launched her career. I love this particular live arrangement. It matches my current smoldering irritation. Just like her […]Read more "Song # 2 – Precious Things – Tori Amos"
Ha, I finally got a victory! :). Geez, I hope this works. First time ever posting on YouTube. Hopefully this works out and people can see it! heh heh heh heh. Shit, I was going to do work at this laptop today. But Ellis Cove trail is calling my name and it’s nice out. Dang […]Read more "Squirrel Video Footage – Best Yet!!!"
Okay – nevermind the fact that my last “song of the month” post was in January of 2020, heh. Uh, yeahhhh, maybe I can make this more of a regular thing??? Like say – oh, geez…. I dunno…. monthly? Heh heh! Can’t stand myself, yo. But I refuse to change the series title! Introduction: Ani […]Read more "Song of The Month – Bubble by Ani DiFranco"
How shall I explain this? The following page is not really designed for my current followers. I have my reasons for this page, and they have nothing to do with blogging :). Although, if you’re new to my blog on WordPress, please feel free to visit the real About Page where you’ll find an index […]Read more "About Page, Part II"
Republish from April 2019. Long ago, I sat in my living room listening to Amnesiac by Radiohead with a head full of LSD. I stared at the fireplace, slack-jawed and wide-eyed, watching the giant stones swirl in geometric patterns. Listening intently, I tried to understand the pops, clicks, and clanks of “Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin […]Read more "The Ghost Returns / How To Disappear Completely"
Have you ever listened to a song for years only to realize one day that you’re wrong about the meaning behind the lyrics? For me, it can totally ruin the song. “Achilles Last Stand” by Led Zeppelin was my battle song. I thought it was about Vikings sailing into battle. I would really get into […]Read more "My Viking Fantasy (Ruined…)"
The 13th Floor Elevators are the best kept secret in the history of 1960’s rock music. My first encounter with The Elevators happened on a primitive version of streaming radio. This station also introduced me to The Who, Eric Burdon, The Stooges, Black Sabbath, King Crimson, and many other acts that I soon became obsessed with. […]Read more "Slip Inside This Dream"