A few posts back I told you guys about my experiment to fix my physical vision through a combination of meditation and study of the anatomy of the eye. This little experiment of mine started well before I picked up the book Sight and Sensibility: the ecopsychology of perception, but once I did, the validation I… Continue reading Book Review: “Sight and Sensibility”
A short while back I was searching for a good book on the art and technique of writing, not simply to write a novel or a short story, but on the art of writing itself. Lo and behold, I found a book with a title very similar to my initial query. The Craft of Writing,… Continue reading Book Review: “The Craft of Writing”
A few weeks ago I was sifting through the shelves of Santa Monica Public Library when I came across a book called "Sight and Sensibility: The Ecopsychology of Perception", and this find excited me immediately. This book, by Dr. Laura Sewall, helped put a foundation beneath my already ongoing self-experimental process with vision. I… Continue reading Liberation is… Seeing with my own Mind.
I was happy to have found one of Octavia Butler's books, Fledgling, while perusing the shelves at The Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. A book on vampires - and an interesting, almost ecological take on them at that - and one in which the protagonist is a black woman? Bet. Started that shit almost immediately. The book… Continue reading All the Feels For “Fledgling” (book review)
So here's the deal. When I made the decision to leave my doctoral program, that did not mean I was going to cease doing intellectual work. What it meant was, having realized that the academy was in no way the place that I wanted to do my research and intellectual work, that I needed to… Continue reading The Skeleton Key is in the Syllabus
Today I walked around the city of Santa Monica and relished the feeling of being up and out of bed before 1 P.M. for the first time in a couple weeks. The official reason was to do that money-juggling aerobics thing that one does when there is just barely enough money to pay rent, but… Continue reading Liberation is… A Trip to the Library