First Time I Smoked Crack

I was nine years old the first time I smoked crack. It was 1989 and crack cocaine was destroying the urban core of America. The news was filled with stories of murders over McDonald’s food and Nike’s and babies being born addicts. For a 9 year old boy in a small town it all looked…

Pursuing an Art in a Poor Country Full of Morons

Making a living from art is really hard in a country where people decorate their home with cheap garbage from Hobby Lobby and T.J. Maxx. A century ago people’s most prized possessions were nice things made by artists. Photographs, lamps, armoires, paintings, sculptures, and jewelry were the nice things. People who still like that stuff…

Plaque Fighting Ka-Bar… FAKE NEWS!

Spending too much time inside with too much exposure to Trump culture. No collusion! The press said it was the best meeting they’d ever witnessed. I probably have a great relationship with [insert dictators name]. FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS

Super Moon Sunday!!!

Went to a barefoot liberation party Went for a walk with my mom and brother Others were out too! America locks children in glass cages on sunny days! I hope people like this filter A stunning model tries on the latest winter fashion. It looks heavy. My mom and Dennis plotting. Plotting what though? Some…

The Charmer’s Jailhouse Confession

So, I spent 30 years in prison. It started out as a night in jail, I had been picked up on a warrant for an unpaid speeding ticket. That first night in my cell, nobody would put up bail, so I was spending the night in a small holding cage type cell with one other…

The Special Occasions

I’d been saving this Cuban cigar my favorite brother gave me for a special occasion, and I kept forgetting it when I went somewhere cool like a mountain top or an Arkansas river. I wanted to save it for a special occasion because how often do you get to smoke a Cuban? I went ahead…

“Propaganda has absolutely nothing to do with truth.”

The Nazis are on the march. These marchers like the suffragette marchers, civil rights marchers, gay pride marchers, and Nazis of the past won’t be defeated by violence on the streets. America is in an ideological and cultural war, where the right side of history is slowly winning. The “left” as the white supremacists and…

The Fairies

You can walk into the woods alone and feel like you’re watched, you’re followed, you’re teased. You hear birds sing, eagles scream, branches squeak, and the winds whisper or howl. These are natural sounds and they feed your natural fears. You should take these haunting sounds in as the music of paradise. Throw away your…

No Facebook for Me!

What a distraction. A bubble. A waste of time. A source of social neglect. I spent way too much time on Facebook over the last two years. I made some friends that I never met and ruined a friendship or two with people I actually knew. It was good to follow the news. It was…

My Madness

My madness is mine to own. I nurture it and feed it and do nothing to push it away. I own it but I didn’t plant the seed for it. I dont cause the actions and words I use to feed it. I’m not owning this culture or this society or this nation or this…