6 Steps to Creative Fulfillment in 2013

I hate January. I much prefer October. Yup, October is the sweet spot; I’ve spent nine months building up momentum! Whatever’s going to happen during this year is already set in motion. By the time I’m done lamenting letting another Halloween go by without dressing up like Obi-Wan,...

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Incantation for Writing

After I sit down to write, but before my fingers type the first word, I say an incantation to focus my mind and spirit on the creative act before me. Incantation for Writing Today, I write to fill the blank pages I write to meet the unfamiliar parts of myself I write to comfort the disturbed, and...

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Christmas Is Wherever You Are

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0d4nfpUX7w] In the fall of 2009, my band 7k toured the United States. We left mid-September and didn’t return until Thanksgiving. During those eight weeks, my experience of myself and my life changed. I watched the sun rise over a corn field in Northern...

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RPL’s Top 10 Songs for the Apocalypse

  • Music
Maybe the Mayan apocalypse is a joke. Maybe it really is just another Y2K, and we have nothing to fear. But, just in case, I’ve carefully selected ten songs to help you mourn (or celebrate) the end of the world. And, by request of my good friend and fellow blogger Dean, this week, the Rock...

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dreams do not break

dreams do not die but they do know revenge growing in spite when left unattended wild like the weeds that crack the cold concrete deep like the roots that buckle the street dreams do not fade but absorb every hue making waking a pale, monochrome doom blanching blue sky to pasty beige stucco burning...

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