The Element of Expression

02/07/2014 // 6 Comments

  What does it take to forge respectable work? When we admire a masterpiece, we’re blinded by its shine: a timeless novel, an immortal painting, a haunted symphony—these creations resonate forever. It seems to be one of the greatest mysteries how a piece of expression can be forged into gold.   Are creative blacksmiths lucky? Or have they materialized mistakes so many times, they slowly acquired the skill needed to synthesize gold out of bronze? Creative blacksmiths don’t contemplate each strike of their hammer. No—they swing, and swing, while the element of their [Click Here To Read Article...]

Ephemerally Fleeting Moments

02/01/2014 // 0 Comments

Moments never last; a sunset that bleeds gives way to the night. Happiness or clouds— both are swept away by wind or emotion. Sometimes all we’re left with is a memory. If we’re fortunate; a photograph. All around us short-lived events wilt away. So many…it’s difficult to express, or admire them all. I suppose you can say that’s what life is—a sunset being dimmed by our inevitable end. Throughout the image-gallery, you can see the evolution of clouds being sculpt by delicate windy pressure and sunlight. Eventually they faded away into an expanse of blue. Why [Click Here To Read Article...]

Skateboarding into My Past

01/30/2014 // 2 Comments

  Yes! I exhumed a skateboard from the trunk of my car.  Let this be known: I haven’t stepped on a skateboard in a very long time. No, before you ask, I came away from this experience unharmed. I didn’t slip and bruise my ass, which I expected to happen at least once. I’ve been spared that torment. It’s winter in New England, so I couldn’t board too long because my grip-tape became muddy and lost its…grip. I ALMOST landed a kick-flip! But I wasn’t able to get my left foot back on the board, which has always been my problem. I haven’t [Click Here To Read Article...]

Orange…Fat…Oh! You Mean Betelgeuse!

01/30/2014 // 2 Comments

One of the first stars I’ve become acquainted with in the night sky is the red supergiant Betelgeuse, featured as the orange star centered in the image above. Located on Orion’s left shoulder, its amber glow bleeds into blackened emptiness. Betelgeuse is one of those stars I remember seeing when I was younger, but at the time didn’t know what the hell I was looking at. This was when comet Hale-Bopp dropped by for a brief party in the inner-solar system back in the golden days of ’95. Let’s see…I was at the grand ol’ age of 10. Damn I’m getting [Click Here To Read Article...]