Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.
For as long as I can rememaber, I’ve been fascinated with color, shape, proportion, and a sense of place. Photography can be as poetic and compelling as the written word. I hope you enjoy my visual, if oftentimes accidental, poetry.
Collage on Paper
You’re invited into a wonderful world of color and motion with complex compositions boldly created in brilliant Fauve colors, linear but always casual and fluid. View familiar objects in a new way, with fine tuned lines and forms.
With both the band Hypnic Twitch as well as playing all the instruments in a basement studio, I like to think my music is on the warm side of cool with thought-provoking lyrics and diverse, excellently crafted music.
Vice Verses coherently suggests that everything has two sides. My verse, half-mocking and highly personal daydreaming reveals strata of experience and takes you to the edge of what I know and hopefully induces you to explore farther.
EX PEDE HERCULEM
Updated September 20, 2012
Father, writer, poet, producer, director, actor, singer, guitarist, graphic designer, raconteur, zoetic, excellent typist, determined, profound speaker, zero-gravity thinker, sage advisor, gruntled, website builder, zetetic, skeptic, intermittently quixotic, historian, foodie…approaching all endeavors with a bit of Sprezzatura.
As Jack Kerouac wrote, “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” This work is never done.
More from the edge
Cracked.com – America’s Only Humor Site
The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
Skeptic – Sum Ergo Cogito: I Am Therefore I Think.
ARS GRATIA ARTIS
WW2 LETTERS OF PVT MELVIN JOHNSON
“Heroes are often the most ordinary of men.” This quote, by Henry David Thoreau eloquently epitomizes my grandfather and so many like him that left the familiar behind as ordinary men and women, and sacrificed greatly, sometimes everything on foreign soil to become uncommon heroes. From Utah Beach, to Cherbourg, through hedgerows and mud, through French cities like Laval, La Haye du Puits, Mantes-Gassicourt, and Luneville, the 79th Infantry Division and my grandfather cut a wide swath through France. These are his letters as he fought across France.
Time flies when you’re having fun in the Puget Sound…
Digital magazine for guys who love stuff.
Food porn you can watch every day!
FOLIE À PLUSIEURS
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!
On the Road
- The Transformative Power of Music: How it Impacts Emotional and Mental HealthIntroduction: The Connection between Music and Our Well-Being In today’s fast-paced and stressful world, finding effective ways to improve our mental health and emotional well-being is more important than ever. One powerful tool that has been gaining recognition for its therapeutic benefits is music. The profound impact that music can have on our psychological well-being… Read more: The Transformative Power of Music: How it Impacts Emotional and Mental Health
- Exploring the Universal Appeal of Music: Why It Transcends Cultures and Connects Us AllIntroduction: The Power of Music to Unite Humanity Music has an unparalleled ability to transcend borders and bring people together, making it truly a universal language. Regardless of culture, language, or background, music has the power to connect us on a deeply emotional level. Whether it’s the pulsating beats of a drum or the soothing… Read more: Exploring the Universal Appeal of Music: Why It Transcends Cultures and Connects Us All
- The Fascinating Realm of Unexplored Wonders: Unlocking the Secrets of the UnknownPrepare to embark on an extraordinary journey as we delve into the realm of unexplored wonders and secrets. Brace yourself for a captivating adventure that will leave you spellbound, as we unlock the mysteries that lie hidden beneath the surface. Prepare to be mesmerized by the fascinating discoveries that await, as we venture into uncharted… Read more: The Fascinating Realm of Unexplored Wonders: Unlocking the Secrets of the Unknown
- Mastering Active Listening Skills and Cultivating a Focused Mindset: A Comprehensive GuideIntroduction: The Importance of Active Listening and a Focused Mindset In today’s fast-paced world, effective communication has become more important than ever. Active listening skills, a focused mindset, and mindful listening are essential tools for successful interactions. Whether it’s in personal or professional settings, the ability to truly listen and understand others can make all… Read more: Mastering Active Listening Skills and Cultivating a Focused Mindset: A Comprehensive Guide
- The Power of Being Widely Recognized: How to Build a Strong Reputation and Stand Out in Your IndustryIn today’s competitive business landscape, it is vital to not only stand out but also build a strong reputation and establish credibility within your industry. This is where the power of reputation and industry recognition comes into play. By cultivating a positive image and garnering recognition from influential players in your field, you position yourself… Read more: The Power of Being Widely Recognized: How to Build a Strong Reputation and Stand Out in Your Industry
- The Power and Beauty of Music: Why We Should Appreciate Its Impact on Our LivesIntroduction: Understanding the Significance of Music in Our Lives Music has always been an integral part of human culture and society. From ancient civilizations to modern times, it has played a significant role in shaping our emotions, experiences, and even our identities. The importance of music cannot be overstated, as it has the power to… Read more: The Power and Beauty of Music: Why We Should Appreciate Its Impact on Our Lives
- The Evolution of Search Engines: How They Have Transformed the Way We Find InformationIn this era of digital revolution, search engines have emerged as the backbone of information retrieval. Among these, Google has undoubtedly become the go-to platform for users seeking relevant and reliable information. With its constant focus on enhancing user experience, Google has revolutionized the way we access and consume information online.A key aspect that plays… Read more: The Evolution of Search Engines: How They Have Transformed the Way We Find Information
- The Most Widely Recognized Art Form: Exploring the Power and Influence of MusicIntroduction: Understanding the Universal Appeal of Music Music, the captivating art form that transcends boundaries and unites people across cultures, has long been hailed as a universal language. Its ability to evoke emotions and convey powerful messages is unparalleled, making it an essential aspect of human expression. From ancient times to modern-day, music has played… Read more: The Most Widely Recognized Art Form: Exploring the Power and Influence of Music
- Unlock Your Full Potential: How to Improve Your Observation SkillsIntroduction: The Power of Observation and Why It Matters Observation skills are an essential aspect of our daily lives, yet often overlooked. The ability to keenly observe and interpret the world around us is crucial in various domains, including professional settings, personal relationships, and even creative pursuits. In today’s fast-paced society, where distractions abound and… Read more: Unlock Your Full Potential: How to Improve Your Observation Skills