Dreaming in the New Year – A Year in Review – The Elephant in the Room

The unconventional dentist and his dreams set aside for me; He pulled my wisdom and two front teeth, against my pleas. Crushing my tarnished wisdom and baring my original soul; He offered me new teeth for free, if I’d just get through my dark black holes. … He started my year and foretold of my near future. My […]

Piano Man

The magic they induced was like serendipity dripping off their tongues. It soaked deep within every fiber of their being and it hung heavy in their lungs. … Piano Man caught her eye in the front of the class, back in ’97. Tickling the ivories on his desk, she thought she had died and gone unto […]

Just When the Caterpillar Thought the World Was Over…

“No matter how dark the night might be, never be afraid to spread your wings and fly!” “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” “When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what […]

Buttered Jeans & Firm Tires

(side note: I call my friend Monkey Sauce and he calls me Raptor) Monkey Sauce: “Also had a ham sammich with lots of butter.” Raptor: “Never had a butter ham sammich before! Why is Minnesota known for it’s butter consumption? My Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles used to eat sammiches with butter on them all the […]

Cadence – Outline and Notes

CADENCE The Rise and Fall through Bipolar Disorder, Alcoholism and Recovery It isn’t in how hard you fall, it’s in how far you rise. … FOCUS: Bipolar Disorder, Alcoholism, Obsession, Travel, Music and Recovery “cadence – A progression of chords moving to a harmonic close, point of rest, or sense of resolution. A rise and fall.” … Killer […]

The Bottom of the Bottle

What’s at the bottom of the bottle, you ask? The Universe, self-contained, so it fits in your flask. To showcase creation and to display what was shown; The answers to questions and to mysteries unknown. Take it for a spin and into your throat; With a shot here and there, your head starts to float. Let it gently […]