Oh, It’s Just Like a Picture

Alan Watts aboard the houseboat, Vallejo

In every national park there is a place called “Inspiration Point”, and people go there and say, “Oh! It’s just like a picture!”

Nobody knew this four hundred years ago.

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Weekly Wrap-Up for September 08 – 14, 2017

it can’t rain all the time x first light x the art of ending x what remains

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Weekly Wrap-Up for August 18 – 31, 2017

contemporary views x how to start a fire x it’s alive x epilogues

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Weekly Wrap-Up for August 11 – August 17, 2017

freedom of assembly x anticipatory vessels x everybody, everything 

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Weekly Wrap-Up for August 04 – August 10, 2017

reclaimed voice x wondrous strangeness x finitude x dance me loose

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Weekly Wrap-Up For July 21 – August 03, 2017

days like this x where I come from x marking my territory x turning utopia into reality

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Make A Week of It: Los Angeles

It’s no surprise I fell in love with Los Angeles, it’s easy on the eyes.

I had just always assumed my affections would stem from a superficial place; a self-fulfilling DailyMail prophecy of sorts.

As if each morning on my way to grab coffee, like a scene from Westworld, I was sure to pass Kylie Jenner, head-to-toe in #spons merchandise fleeing a sea of feral paparazzi..and not long after, Hugh Jackman would turn a corner and tell me it’s OK to pet his french bulldog, Dali.

And I would squint my eyes at everyone I met, trying to reconcile their face with some minor role they had in a CW show from my youth.

Is that?.. -snaps fingers- ahh, yes “Waiter #7” from Season 3, Episode 10 of the O.C.

But as soon as I touched down in Los Angeles, my tween fever dreams and predated snark began to dissipate: the people were warm and friendly, the food was amazing, the cloudless skies made the world look more vibrant, and you could walk far more than I had been told.

The unofficial LA A.D. tagline of the trip became “everyone is just having a great time”, and I wanted to share some of the places I personally found exciting with you dear reader, should you want to make a week/month/year out of a future trip out west.

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Weekly Wrap-Up for July 14 – July 20, 2017

mad max x false confessions x second skin x in the shadows

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Weekly Wrap-Up for July 07 – July 13, 2017

my inheritance x all the flowers are for me x nearly not there x rolling through the shadows

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Weekly Wrap-Up for June 09 – June 14, 2017

space x show of hands x you don’t know my horizon x forget me not

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