Literature

Summer Remembering

Summer Remembering

Once upon a time I traveled upon the western coast
With a man who has become my family 
We slept along a river
Speaking about our fears 
As we awed over every star in the sky
While meteors skipped beneath them
We woke to jump into water that made us feel alive 
With giggles and gratitude bubbling to surface 
As fear and sadness sank beneath them.
The beginning of the end, yet it seems no where near here
For this moment, we let it all slip away in the water
For a breath of fresh air

Word of The Year

Word of The Year

For the past couple of years, I've been picking a word of the year. 

This word... I hated my word that kept coming to the surface... Probably because it's perfect. 

2018 : Heal

Stay Gold, Pony Boy

Stay Gold, Pony Boy

I can't believe I haven't written about this, actually. 

If you know me, you know how much I adore Butch Walker. Seems I've listened to him since I knew what Rock and Roll was, and had my own set of speakers to listen to him through. 

Every time there was an opportunity to feature a musician, since I've been working at Inked Magazine, I would (try not to shout) "BUTCH WALKER". When our Pin Up themed issue came up this year... My editor in chief took me up on this... and... well... I got to interview the dude. 

Funny thing was, I just went to his show in NYC a couple of weeks prior. So, his talent and ability to perform was fresh in the heart. 

To read what I wrote... yup, I got to write the damn article... Keep on keepin' on. 

#ToBeReal

#ToBeReal

ToBeReal, a non-profit organization seeking to enhance the meaning of mental health and illness by challenging cultural definitions of normal and abnormal, provide a nuanced understanding of the authentic struggles that accompany the human condition. 

Sounds like the perfect place to be published, eh? I was a featured artist. See the full run HERE

The New : The Who + The Why I Am An Artist

The New : The Who + The Why I Am An Artist

Seems it came time to re-write the who, what and why I call myself an Artist. For darkness is not the only thing within me...