I will not be afraid of what happens next. Or maybe I will. Fear is also a shadow of strength. Please let me say this into the universe. Please let me be honest and please let me not be timid sharing myself or exploring. Please let me be writing this to myself, mostly, and in that way, to YOU.
I have a new update at my other blog, Ways We Are Lost. It began as a way to sort out myself when truly I felt lost. It turned into an exploration of the always-lost which was, in so many glorious ways, rightly found. I felt it needed its own space back then which is why I didn’t include it in this particular “blog.”
Now it has evolved and from time to time will include a conversation of sorts between me and a former professor.
It takes a village to build a village, and the self usually destroys its own body without another as a mirror.
My friends over at Port Yonder Press have put up their first edition of their e-zine, Beyondaries. Please check it out. My chapbook, Manaquest, is part of the contest prize. Also, I am their Resident Poet and my first column can be found Here.
Official press release below:
Port Yonder Press’ new quarterly ezine (mainstream, for ALL readers), premieres this Tuesday, January 24th, at 5:00 p.m. CST at http://www.beyondaries.com. Along with nearly two dozen columns, we also have CONTESTS! One of the two contests is a “first responder” contest – that is, a 3-book giveaway for the one who FIRST fulfills the qualifications listed. The other is a random free chapter critique for leaving a note on the ezine’s blog page. Further, 2nd quarter TEAM PYP short story contest results will be posted then (look for the TEAM PYP tab when you get there). Port Yonder Press is “A Horizon Beyond” and we’d love you to join us as we unveil our new ezine – BEYONDARIES!
I haven’t written in here in a while. So many changes. Often we have to go into a cave in order to learn what new to say.
Recently, I took a Soul-cation. It was much needed and a good way to start out the Chinese New Year. I don’t know about you, but I needed a re-do on the New Year.
Below are a few of my favorite shots from this past weekend in Marfa, Texas. Much time has passed, too much time, since I’ve dusted off the camera.
On the road to Marfa
Window view from my trailer at El Cosmico
Side of a building in downtown Marfa, TX
Contraband Movie Set site in Big Bend Ranch State Park (Streets of Laredo was filmed here)
Finding the Mountains Again!
Shafter Ghost Town Catholic church
old Contraband movie set
Let’s keep going.,,