Graffiti To The Gods

Graffiti To The Gods

Immortality. That is the cause that drives all of us; we meat-puppets, bio-piles, self-motivated obsessed carbon life forms that we are. The reason we do everything that we do is because we die. The meaning of life is that it ends. The scrawled hearts on the park... read more
1987 Vulcan 88 Classic.

1987 Vulcan 88 Classic.

This is my 1987 Vulcan 88 Classic. It is big, it is old, but it is mine, and it brought me safely through a 1300 mile journey, so I feel a bit of gratitude towards the old lump of steel and weather-checked rubber.. I figure I owe it at-least a chance to live on in... read more

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
-Henry David Thoreau

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Utility > Obligation

Utility > Obligation

When your obligation to an item outweighs its utility, it is time to cut the connection to that item. I have fallen into the trap of saving something because I might need it someday, and so I have carried things half-way across a continent in the imagining that I will... read more
Inspiration To Travel

Inspiration To Travel

Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat from kevinAfraser on Vimeo.   I read the book: ‘Dove’ by Robin Lee Graham, and somewhere stashed away, I have the original National Geographic Magazine articles about his travels, and this video makes me... read more
Walking With Éowyn This Morning.

Walking With Éowyn This Morning.

Éowyn and I walked talking Scarlette to school this morning, Scarlette goes to Oak Park Elementary which is just a mile or so up the street, so we walk most mornings. Unless it is raining or we got up late, we are walking to school so Scarlette can get there around... read more
Molars Of Time

Molars Of Time

The morning sun low on the horizon, riding my bike early in the spring; while the northern leaves are still un-budded, and the grip of an icy winter is still fresh in the mind. I used to ride my bike to the local “Tim Hortons” bake shop and Coffee shop... read more

“If it requires a uniform, it’s a worthless endeavor.”

-George Carlin

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“There is always a sadness about packing. I guess you wonder if where you’re going is as good as where you’ve been.”

-Richard Proenneke -One Man’s Wilderness

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Granular

Granular

Scratching granular across the page; ink attaching at the molecular layer to mush paper fibers, bleeding at the feathers into the next line. Dusty sharp pen scrawls push scent smells up and into my memories. Proust has nothing on mould, pens, papers and forget his... read more

Poetry & Prose

Some of my writings over the years.