There once was a time where I knew where I was going in my life, of that I am sure. From those recently past days, I have notes and drawings and piles of self-wrought scripture, to follow without doubt as to the destination or the nature of the path I took. Everything was crystal clear, […]Read More Prayer, Pathways and Second Chances (or “Whatever the Hell is In Store for Me Next”)
I have been giving some thought to it and at long last decided (Yes!) to create my bucket list. Mind you, this list is not an “At Least Get It Done Before You Die” List. Rather, this is a “You Gotta Do This” list. The point being to live my life to the fullest, and not […]Read More Top Ten “Gotta Do’s” on my Bucket List
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 […]Read More Book Review: “Sight and Sensibility”
In my dream, I am taken down into the cool summer blue of the underworld. Here, the water acts of its own accord, twisting up in beautiful crystalline spirals (or down, or meeting together in the center, in a balanced whorl of brilliant geometry). I have been led down here – at first against my […]Read More Dreamscapes: An Otherworldly Descent
It is often that I need to remind myself that I am worthy of happiness and that my being is not mutually exclusive from success. After pulling myself from my graduate program, I have felt an almost constant urge to do more, to push myself harder, to be better than I am. Which sounds great, […]Read More A Little Pep-Talk to the Self
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 […]Read More Liberation is… Seeing with my own Mind.
I woke up early this morning and lay awake for a while before getting up, listening to the birds and crickets chirping. I wondered – as I finally decided I would get up and “beautify” myself as a mood lifter – whether the day would stay overcast and humid, or whether the sun would come […]Read More Epiphany! No More Pursuing What Ain’t Good for Me
What is one to do with a lifetime of stress? What, with an eternity?Read More New Poetry Book Available for Purchase!
I chose a panic so deep it gained its own sentience and humbled me, personally, over the pain – imagined or real – of another. I am beginning to understand something about the mind. It is like a genie trapped in a bottle, a captive audience, Narcissus locked in the echo chamber: the mind is […]Read More Mental Illness and Insanity are not Mutually Inclusive
Many have been asking whether I would consider selling my artwork and I have finally decided that the answer is a resounding YES! They aren’t yet available, but I am currently in the process of setting up my Etsy store “BlackDiamondExpress”. Here are a few of the print options that will be available for purchase! […]Read More Painting Prints Coming Soon!