A Note From the Planet
Balance / Nature / Nature-based thoughts on balance, literature, and other rants

A Note From the Planet

Hello, it’s me…your planet. I usually stay out of your politics, but things have gotten so out of hand I feel the need to communicate with you directly. My usual methods of talking to you symbolically through exploding symptoms (in the same way your body signals you with health symptoms), don’t seem to be getting … Continue reading

Laughing Bird Mountain
Nature

Laughing Bird Mountain

I’m hiking up the McDowell Mountains this morning as the sun wakes up, trying to clear my head after mistakenly watching the ugliness of the morning news.  Nothing but hate, controversy, possible corruptness, childishness, you name it.  Being a couple of miles east of Scottsdale, AZ, the mountains repose in peaceful tranquility except for a … Continue reading

Self-Expression, Self-Absorption, Self-Consciousness, Self-Diatribes, Self-Publishing, the Lowly Self
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Self-Expression, Self-Absorption, Self-Consciousness, Self-Diatribes, Self-Publishing, the Lowly Self

  I’ve been tempted to deprive this blog of sustenance and let it die a horribly sadistic death.   It’s a thief of time, of more serious writing, and though it’s a fun creative outlet, it often feels as if it is a monument to my self-centeredness. Maybe this is just my issue, having been that vanquished … Continue reading

Unwavering
Fiction

Unwavering

This is an old story.  Originally it was a flash fiction piece before being slightly expanded.  I had fun with the language but it doesn’t fit in with where I am at currently, so I’m publishing it here since I’m not trying to do so elsewhere.   Knowing the air around Joe had always been contaminated, … Continue reading

Flower Bombs
Balance

Flower Bombs

I got fired from a job once because of office politics.  Ironically I’d probably never worked harder or accomplished more for any other firm, but the man who engineered my departure had been against my hiring 13 months before.  He wanted to promote someone from within his team, and it took him a year to … Continue reading