Trickle

Another waiting room, another round of the same, the new. When facing the shadow of our own truth, where do we turn? Inward – Outward – Through Chapter 7 becomes a reflection in the mirror, judgement and projection painted upon my brow. Who do we become, when we are but ourselves? The screen clouds, chairs thrown, brows sweaty with my own fear. Love consumes, holds, pulls us out of the spiral.  A flurry of I’m sorry catches me and pulls me in. And yet, the burning question- when and how to forgive the self? Until I do, the rest is…

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Shiva and a ceramic cat

I have spent large chunks of the past few days sitting in front of 2 statues of Shiva, and a ceramic cat holding a basket standing on a bed of roses. I find this oddly fitting, and strangely surreal. One of the beautiful things about my life is the sheer number of friends, associates, connections and comrades in arms I have around the globe.  Need a writing retreat space?  What state?  And pow, there it is. I am grateful for my friends.  Places to get the work of the world done, hole up with Mollena to work on our upcoming…

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Journaling on my Journal?

Back in the day this journal used to be my journal.  In 1998 I put up “Welcome to the MortalCity,” an homage to my sexual journey and Dar Williams.  Back on the PC-EZ servers.  Early edgy sexuality journal voices, our voices echoing back and forth to each other across the pixels and poor layouts that seemed so refined for the time. 13 years later, it has shifted from MortalCity to RopeLover to PassionAndSoul.  The names alone are a story of my life- from goth childling to adult performer to cosmopolitan sadhu.  I write introspective pieces that will reach out to…

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Self-Publishing… why?

I was recently interviewed online by Jordan Grantis on the topic of self-publishing.  I think there are some of my readers who might be interested in my process, so enjoy! 1. What is the relationship between your work as an author and your work as a teacher? How do those two endeavors work together for you? I like my work as an author to overlap my work as an educator, but not to be a simple transcription or duplication.  Folks need to learn something from me that is not in the books, and the books need to have material that…

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