coming back again
Real life

coming back again

i resonate to rituals and tokens. When i knew i’d be attempting the mud ninja next year and watching my tribe participate in it this year, i went online and was gobsmacked by the craziness and daunting challenges my friends would face. i was more than a little frightened by what i would face next … Continue reading

with no sympathy
Music / Real life

with no sympathy

i have often viewed sympathy as something on the way to empathy… sort of a stepping stone from saying… “Hey… you’re hurt, man and that sucks” to saying “i feel your pain, bro”. Today, though? i’m realizing that there are times when i feel empathy for someone without being sympathetic. i can engage with people with … Continue reading

dear ben
Music / Real life

dear ben

Dear Ben, May i call you “Ben”? i don’t know your name, actually, but i’m assuming you have one. i should call you something, i suppose, since you are technically living with me, though i’m not sure when our one-night-stand on that recent rainy night turned into a long-term invitation to inhabit the bat-cave. So here’s the … Continue reading