Archive for November, 2013

The Origin of Markings
November 19, 2013

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Find out how the hand-made original came to be, from the accidental cover design (aside from the teaser in the About tab of this blog) to the overall texture of the physical creation of the book, found within Chapter 6 of the digital version of Markings of the Soul.

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Dark Knite …
November 13, 2013

In the digital edition of Markings of the Soul, Dark Knite is a compilation of passages that occurred after the original edition.  I guess it’s true that you have to go through a period of darkness to see light, and be able to see light in any subsequent darkness you may encounter in your life.

 

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I went out one evening and tried to capture a certain ominous feel of dim lights on foreboding stormy clouds.  This picture serves as a background to some of the passages in Dark Knite.

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Does Love Exist…
November 6, 2013

A chapbook comprised of a couple passages from the original Markings of the Soul and many others that came after it.

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In the digital edition, this chapbook has been included as a separate chapter and expanded upon with another 10 years of observation.

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Meditation on Eviction – Final Part – Lasting Impressions
November 2, 2013

This is a photo gallery with anecdotes.

One of the first things that caught my eye about the studio when I moved in  was the vibrant back hallway entrance.  Interestingly it was the same colours (red and yellow) as my truck in my landscaping days.

One of the first things that caught my eye about the studio when I moved in was the vibrant back hallway entrance. Interestingly it was the same colours (red and yellow) as my truck in my landscaping days.

 

Cloud view from the parking block in front of the studio where I used to sit in contemplation many, many times Symbols of ambiguity that we are free to interpret as they are or as we wish them them to be in multiple ways.  This can be confusing and clog one’s brainwaves when seeking the clear, blue clarity of silence.

Cloud view from the parking block in front of the studio where I used to sit in contemplation many, many times
Symbols of ambiguity that we are free to interpret as they are or as we wish them them to be in multiple ways. This can be confusing and clog one’s brainwaves when seeking the clear, blue clarity of silence.

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Meditation on Eviction – Part 3 – Living Meditation
November 2, 2013

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MEDITATION ON EVICTION

Part 3 in a series

Carving My Niche

There is a tattoo of a phoenix on my right shoulder that I had done during a tumultuous time in my life fifteen years ago.  It’s symbolic of the transformational powers of the spirit, the ability to endure and overcome and transcend.  It’s a reminder of where I’ve been, how I got there, how I got to be me at this transient point and everything that time has encompassed in my experience.

You may ask why I’m sharing this?  When I first started playing ice hockey as a tyke, I played house league.  Not rep.  Wasn’t good enough but I was a hustler and never gave up.  I trained and trained and trained and gave relentless a new name and as I matured my abilities blossomed to the point of playing at consistently higher levels year after year.  With that came all the things I wished for (all-star nominations, MVP, championships, playing AAA, winning skills competitions at tournaments, leading scorer, etc).  This was a process of trial and error that spanned twenty years.

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Meditation on Eviction – Part 2 – Do I have a disease?
November 1, 2013

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MEDITATION ON EVICTION

Part 2 in a Series

Do I Have a Disease?

Then why the hell are you looking at me like I have the plague?  I get a chuckle at people’s reactions to me being forthright.   I have nothing to hide, nor do I care to gloss things over.  The truth reveals itself in time anyways so why even pretend?   I  honestly don’t give a shit about what someone thinks about me,  I’m more worried about how I think about myself.

There are three typical reactions when I state I was evicted; sympathy of which I definitely don’t want anyone feeling sorry for me.  The second is similar to someone saying, “Get away from me”.  It’s like one moment you’re the big guy on campus and then, in an instant you become an outcast.  So I can understand how people will look at you like you haven’t showered in weeks and forget you are an actual human being (that showers daily).  The third response is one of a shared understanding, the one in which people realize that some things just happen that way and it’s a part of life and you have to roll with it.

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