Filling Up The Silence

Posted on 15 Aug 2017 under Journal/Life Updates

Recommended background music: Sun Araw – “Horse Steppin” Most times, solitude is a blessing. I am a man in love with my own company, and would gladly enjoy it for extended stretches. Consequently, I am comfortable with long silences and with the only conversation being with the voices in my head. But I do love […]

Moth

Posted on 28 Jun 2017 under Journal/Life Updates

I do so much of my writing on days when it rains that it’s almost a bloody cliché. Seriously, how many of my posts start with descriptions of the rain outside the window, or on the windscreen of the car as I drive at snail’s pace on the way to home or office (yuck). I […]

Some Old(ish?) music.

Posted on 15 Jun 2017 under Journal/Life Updates

Here are a few songs to remember your childhood: In my dreams, I’m dying all the time Come around, we’ll kick your asses! All this you can leave behind For Tommy and Gina, who never backed down I’m on the outside, I’m looking in The sky resembles a back-lit canopy, with holes punched in it […]

Eye Opener

Posted on 18 Mar 2017 under Journal/Life Updates

Recommended background music – Dot Hacker – Eye Opener In the darkness, it’s easier to see you, peeking out from the shadows of my memories. I let this music envelop me in its familiar embrace, lulling me into a sense of peaceful solitude. For 5 minutes and 24 seconds, the gently beating drum-beat, the lazy guitar, […]

Expectations

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 under Journal/Life Updates

Quite some time back, I was told (or I read somewhere) that the best way to live your life is to have no expectations from life. Because the world owes you nothing. You did something nice for someone? Good for you, but that doesn’t mean something nice is going to happen to you in return. […]

Resonance

Posted on 24 Nov 2016 under Journal/Life Updates

Does music enhance emotions or create them? I’ve had it do both at one time or another, but I don’t know have a definite answer to that question. That being said, what I’ve experienced very frequently is that music greatly enhances the mood I’m in, especially when that mood is joyous (for lack of a […]

Is Life Worth Living?

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 under Journal/Life Updates

As human beings, I believe we are programmed to exist, to survive against whatever life throws at us. I was speaking to a friend of mine yesterday about the magic of music, and how I try not to judge others’ taste in music because I’ve seen others take as much enjoyment out of music I […]

The Anchor

Posted on 18 Jul 2016 under Journal/Life Updates

I find myself caught between hating the anchor for keeping me from flying, and loving it for keeping me grounded and secure.  

Shades

Posted on 14 Mar 2016 under Journal/Life Updates

I use various shades of grey and black to paint my picture, only now and then using some other colours because I’m not sure I’m using them right. So you see, I’m eternally grateful for all you others, who take it upon themselves to add a splash of colour every now and then, sometimes without […]

Pah, Religion!

Posted on 01 May 2015 under Journal/Life Updates

The United States has a Commission for International Religious Freedom. A quick Wikipedia search says: It is rooted in the U.S. Evangelical movement and its original intention was to protect Christians around the world. That line alone should raise suspicion that the name is a misnomer. Might be better if it was called “Commission for pushing […]