I experienced a severe anxiety attack recently, which reminded me how bad anxiety really is. How could I forget? I am a person who will stuff unpleasant things away and forget them soon after the stress is gone. This is probably typical for other people too – a panic attack is something we’d all like to […]Read more "Kill Your Panic (But Do It Slowly)."
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"
Inside information from a RecruiterRead more "The Secret to Surviving Job Loss"
A helpful solution and my usual blabbering.Read more "Insomniacs"
They’re both down, but I’m not having it.Read more "The Failed Menage a Trois"
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"
How To Disappear CompletelyRead more "The Ghost Returns"
Because you don’t have time to search around right now.Read more "Fast Anxiety Attack Relief – Right Here"
Remembering Chris Cornell and SoundgardenRead more "Reach Down"
I am feeling crazy. Or I was, especially last night and this morning. I have a job interview at 2 p.m. (less than an hour from now). That brought me around because I was forced to review my resume, the job ad, jot down notes etc. It reminds of me of when I would feel […]Read more "Crazy"
I’ve recently become an anxiety sufferer, including panic attacks. I’ve discovered a variety of fast-acting and effective tools that help me. I decided to share them with you. Medication takes way too long in moments like this! You need help RIGHT NOW. I get it. I’ve been there before, and I was there last night. […]Read more "Instant Help for Anxiety"
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"
“I think society is moving a little bit, but I think it isn’t moving near that fast. There’s always gonna be a large, huge bulk of straight people that aren’t going for it.” “Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, they are so subtle. They can milk you with two notes. They could go no further than from […]Read more "Magnificent Quotes (Inspiration)"
It’s early spring in the Pacific Northwest. Residents are riding a whirlpool between hope and confusion. We have more daylight and the temperature is rising, but the rain persists. We’re perched on the edge of the next phase; hovering between the soul’s potential and winter’s shadow. That’s exactly how it feels within the music of […]Read more "Love’s Magic"
March 23rd 2016 was a special night. A friend and I went to the famous Paramount Theatre in Seattle to experience my favorite band of all time. Buzzed out of my mind on sheer anticipation, I spent the entire night of March 22nd walking around while listening to the entire Smashing Pumpkins catalog on shuffle. […]Read more "Exuberant Joy and the Infinite Night"
The witch sat hunkered down in her car in a seedy Fred Meyer parking lot in the middle of what most would consider, undoubtedly, the shittiest part of the city. She was pissed. Thankfully, she had a solution to resolve her extreme irritation. Her only gripe, at present, was her limitation to only one spell. […]Read more "Presenting: The Witch Emerges (Episode I)"
These are from my trip to Alaska last fall. I have been intending to consolidate them into one post and choose only the best for a while. Which was tough – because even the mundane pictures look gorgeous to me. These are from Lake Hood, Kincaid Park, Cook Inlet, and the home where I grew […]Read more "Alaska Photo Redux"
Question: Can you hike in the pouring rain? Answer: yes. Question: Can you take photos in the pouring rain? Answer: Yes, but many of them are going to be a little blurry. You’ll have fun anyway. Today I headed over to Tolme State Park in Olympia. We’re getting all the rain that should have arrived […]Read more "Rainy Day Hike"
The witch walked along the moonlit path wearing a scowl. Leaves crunched under her feet in the chill air. She stopped, picked up a stick from the path and hurled it into the woods furiously. She knew this was coming. She’d been called up for a meeting with the Grand Rock Council, a local chapter […]Read more "Part III – Punishment (Witch Series)"
The witch hid in the bushes, eyes narrowed, watching the house closely. Any minute now, she thought. She waited breathlessly for the result of 5 weeks’ worth of hard study. It was a clear moonlit night. She gazed into the yard and squinted. Shadows of the porch beams crossed the grass, slanting across the yard. […]Read more "Part II – Return of The Witch"
Enter the tunnel with me.Read more "Backward Through the Smoke Rings of Time"
Song of the MonthRead more "Snap (If I Could)"
I wrote a song.Read more "Lexapro Song"