Coastal Louisiana

They say it was the Indians who, in their wanderings, brought the acorns that seeded the oaks that line the secret interior roads that stretch back from the sands of Grand Isle. The word that the beachfront historical display uses is actually “dropped”, indicating (to me at least) a sense …

Kids These Days

All the kids these days have suburban dreams or else want to live in Brooklyn they want status symbols and creature comforts and the best of everything for a price that can’t be beat they want artisanal happiness in attractive packaging designed by someone they’d maybe like to be or …

Big Data

So, how many billion people are we up to these days anyway? Seven? Eight? How many different kinds of people are there in those seven or eight billion? The grade school answer is that every one of them is different and special in their own way. The reality is, especially …

Dream People

I’ve been having more dreams lately, vivid dreams. This happens every now and then, my subconsciousness kicks into high gear and fills my nights with adventures and characters. The adventures are weird, but run of the mill dream weird, full of disjointed scenes painted with emotion and colored by false …

New Years

The calendar is an arbitrary thing, really: when the modern year starts and stops is the result of more history and random happenstance than I care to research. Suffice it to say there appears to be nothing magic about the transition from December to January. There is no mark in …

New Tattoo

So I got a new tattoo. It is not normally visible. I got something I’ve been wanting for a while: a Buddhist Dharmachakra. Yes, I know it is kind of cheesy in a way, but remember, it is not normally visible. It is a symbol for me and not for …