Category Archives: Experiences

My comments on my recent experiences.

My Literary Introduction to a Wild Coast

When I learned my family and I would be picking up and moving to a town called Georgetown, Guyana, my first association of the place was to a book I had read recently. Papillon, the memoir of a French convict … Continue reading

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What I brought home from the Harvest

I had the pleasure of attending Harvest Music Festival in Arkansas this month with my wife and a couple of other friends. We camped on the festival grounds and took in three full days of live performances. This was my … Continue reading

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Quotes for the Day: Tech N9ne and Bob Dylan on musical theater

  In order to bring you all this rawness I have learned from earth I hide behind face paint I can be who I want to be And I know its still me But I’m totally free with my face … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago Today

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The Deafening Noise and Transient Joys of Las Vegas

Many people take a side trip from Las Vegas to visit the Grand Canyon. So I can’t be the first to comment on the jarring juxtaposition of ephemeral, glitzy, often tacky and ever-changing Vegas with a desertous, majestic, inhumane canyon carved from … Continue reading

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Tau’olunga faka’ofo’ofa

I recorded this clip 5 years ago today:

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A Poem for Sunday: Sky-bursters

I wrote this poem while sitting through a church service in Tonga, at the Siasi Uesiliana Tauataina (Free Wesleyan Church) in Fakakai, Ha’apai. “Sky-burster” is the literal translation of a word in Tongan (palangi) meaning foreigner – so named because, according … Continue reading

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