Jun 13, 2015
What is the purpose of a writer?
To write and to keep on writing and not spend
money on crazy gimmicks and promotional
products with your website on it.
I should be drinking coffee and
working on my novel.
Instead what am I doing?
Stupid stuff like ordering a bunch
of frisbees with my website on it.
A sudden change in belief?
No, it happened gradually one tiny step at a time
and then all of a sudden one leap of faith into the
wonder and awe of non-believing.
At first it seemed strange saying it.
You know, the "A" word.
Asshole? No, not that one.
The other one....Atheist.
I'm an Atheist.
There I said it.
Now, was that so hard to say?
Is that so hard to believe?
Why are we so fascinated by you?
Is it the mystery, the power, the wisdom, the magick?
You've been an influence to many great musicians
such as the Beatles, Jimmy Page, and David Bowie
just to name a few.
You've also inspired many great film makers,
writers, artists, and poets as well.
You are known to some as "The Beast" or
"The Wickedest Man In The World".
Having a title like that may scare some people, although
it could be just an exaggerated story made up by the
press to sell more papers.
Then again, it could all be completely true.
That's the mystery isn't it.
Hidden somewhere in between the myth and
the man known as Aleister Crowley.
At one time the penny actually meant something.
You could actually buy something with it.
Now a days the penny isn't worth that much.
Some say we should just get rid of the penny altogether.
I would have to agree.
It just makes cents, I mean sense.
Not quite mid-night but very close.
Okay, well....not really.
It's only 11:12 p.m.
And before I forget "May the fourth be with you".
(Yes, today is May the Forth).
Okay so on with the poem (I guess).
Third glass of rum and coke.
Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum.
The kids are asleep and safely tucked into bed.
Just chilling and relaxing.
Listening to Pink Floyd's "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn".
Wishing I didn't have to work in the morning but I do.
So now what.
Another sip of rum and coke.
Another night of just blah...blah...blah...blah...blah.
Jesus fucking Christ, where has the time gone?
I'm almost forty years old and yet I feel so much younger.
Almost forty? Well, not quite.
About a month ago I just turned thirty-nine.
So now what.
Well, so far things at work have been good.
Just plugging away and doing what I'm suppose to be doing.
As always the job is still just a job and nothing more.
On a side note: I need to focus more on writing my novel.
Yes, the novel.
That's the one thing that I feel like I should complete before I actually turn forty.
Holy Shit....forty....(fuck that).
Apr 5, 2015
When I first started shaving I had a Gillette Sensor with two blades. Then the Mach 3 came out featuring not one, not two, but three blades. After that it started to get a little crazy. I continued to shave with my Mach 3 razor while the razor blade companies repeatedly tried to one up each other by adding more and more blades to their razors. It's ridiculous! How many blades are on a razor now....five? A few months ago I started using a double edge safety razor (You know, the kind that your father or grandfather would have used). After successfully using the double edge safety razor for a while now I see no need to go back to the modern day razor with three, four, or five blades when one simple blade will do. First of all, it looks freaking bad ass. Second, the money you save on buying replacement blades is reason enough to switch to a double edge safety razor. I guess the razor blade companies thought that by adding more and more blades will give you a better and closer shave, which in some cases just isn't true in my humble opinion. So, sometimes less really is more.
(Pictured above is the Parker 22R Double Edge Safety Razor with a pack of Super Chrome Shark Blades)
Apr 3, 2015
Why is it so hard to just . . . . . write.
There is no simple answer.
No magic bullet.
No right way or wrong way.
It's just you and a blank page impatiently waiting to be filled.