Old Photos

Part One:

Rummaging through a box of family photographs and 35mm slides from long ago is like asking for trouble. I’m not talking about perusing a photo album that bears some semblance of order. I am talking about trudging through amassed, disorganized accumulations of moments to be remembered … generally by someone else.

My folks would have a camera handy when people came to visit, or when they…

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"Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see…"

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  • Track Name

    Comes and Goes in Waves MP3

  • Album

    I Was Going to be an Astronaut

  • Artist

    Greg Laswell

Slower, stripped-down version of Greg Laswell standard with piano accompaniment.

Consider the source. I think most Gen Xers or Millenials are unfamiliar with the source I used for these Kaleidoskopic mandalas. Everybody else… um, Maybe you can figure out what iconic image these 3 images are all based on.

Any guesses?

Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether you climb a tree, because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch, or you might simply get covered in sap, and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors, where it is harder to get a splinter.
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