Mental Health Monday – 03.20.21

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Keep going. These days a lot is said about "Resilience", and "Persistence", and "Discipline", but these are just words. We can say them all we want. We can post them in hopeful and inspirational quotes on social media. We can watch videos and listen to podcasts by soldiers who lived through war, people who … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 03.20.21

Gut Check

  This is where you stand amongst your angels and your demons. Learned to speak their languages, righteousness and sin, the accurate and the aimless. Cut off ties that bind and thoughts that linger. In the darkness of cold morning, seeking solace amongst the suffering, for only in the aftermath could anyone know deliverance. “Are … Continue reading Gut Check

Singing to Myself

. Singing to myself. Trying to drown out the ever-present sound of Heaven coming down. That high transistor whine of some electrical device. This world used to be quiet. Now, it hums like its alive. The ringing in my ears. The voices in my head. Good thing I know the lyrics, or by now I’d … Continue reading Singing to Myself

Breaking Even

Put it down tonight. You want trouble? Well, you’re gonna find it. Everything will be alright if you can put aside all the heart behind it. That chip on your shoulder tell me all I’ll ever need to know about you. You’re the one who felt the lash, and then couldn’t wait for your turn … Continue reading Breaking Even

Wind and Stone

  What is the nature of our struggle? Words of the air, or images in stone? We raise our eyes in times of trouble, Hoping that someone is watching us below. Hearts so heavy we cannot bear them. Seeking for the buoyancy of hope. Never quite avoiding the edge of this world. Seeking true North … Continue reading Wind and Stone

Off Limits

  Unfolding before you the scene. the future, and the moment. Mind racing to grab hold of the next thing. Static like a ladder rung, or crumbling like a cliff face. Going up or going down, movement is inevitable. Feel the sensation of rising, of falling. Straight elation. doom and peril. There is no existence … Continue reading Off Limits

ReBlog Wednesday – “Coffee and Cigarettes”

ReBlog Wednesdays – “Coffee and Cigarettes” Coffee and Cigarettes – Hokus Grey It’s so cliché, it ought to be reviled, but it seeps into the soul hinting at deep mystery like a secret language. Anyone who has partaken in the ritual knows this to be true. It could be the late-night burn, the exclusive province … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Coffee and Cigarettes”

Mental Health Monday – 03.13.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Here's a tough one. Do you understand your own motivations? I mean, like deeply and honestly, understand what it is that drives your behavior? Few do. If it were easy, then the science of Psychology wouldn't have been necessary and this generation's culture of social media Influencers would never have been a thing. The … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 03.13.23

Black Fox

   Black Fox calls me in the night. “Come and play.” But I am wound up tight in strands of bitter things. Black Fox says, “Let me chew through your memories. Then, they won’t tie you down.” But when I look, they are deep in the Earth. Roots have grown from the places I was … Continue reading Black Fox

The Host

  We are late in the hour of our arrival. The journey was not a particularly long one, but a winter storm blew in and left us without a path to follow. Picking our way through the forest. Pushing through the drifted snow. Risking injury, or misdirection, getting lost out in the wild. But we … Continue reading The Host

ReBlog Wednesday – “The Weight of Time and Place”

  The Weight of Time and Place – Hokus Grey   Our past has weight. It’s heavy. Not like a rock we carry around, but dense like a star. Our past has gravity. It doesn’t just pull us backwards. It distorts our view of the present, as well as the future. We get so used … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “The Weight of Time and Place”

Mental Health Monday – 03.06.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Gonna keep it short today. It doesn't need to be complicated. Simple concepts are the easiest to remember and implement. Start the avalanche. Identify one positive thing in your life that you have been avoiding and do it. Whether it's one of the 3 pillars of Sleep, Diet, and Exercise, or not drinking, or … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 03.06.23