The one thing about my generation and the ones coming up is that, for the most part, we are truly more empathetic and accepting than any generation that’s come before us. The irony, of course, is that we had to learn it from the generations who came before us. We learned it from their own […]Read more "Younger Americans Have a Bright Future–If We Have One At All"
I stopped by Easton tonight to join my buddies Shawn and Kenny on their MicHop Podcast to talk about this weekend’s music festival and campout, SHAKEDOWN BY THE RIVER, American Education, and much more.Read more "Another Visit to MicHop Podcast: Weekend Fun, American Education, and Much More"
Took some time Sunday to head to the Groov Cafe in Montclair, NJ to read at my friends’ poetry night. Hope VandenAkker and Linda Everswick have been running these things for awhile now and it was an absolute pleasure to finally make it to one. The crowd was attentive and courteous and the readers were […]Read more "Reading at Hope & Linda’s Poetry Night (video)"
If you like those, feel free to pick up my interactive poetry/song/whatever book available by clicking the cover art below:Read more "Two New Poems"
The problem (among many) with the current Republican party is that all their candidates are quick to angered vitriol but incapable of swallowing their pride.Read more "I Don’t Know Why I Can’t Stop Talking About This Shit"
UPDATE: The Sanders’ Campaign responded and are currently looking into legislation to introduce to Congress in regards to police reform. While I applaud Mr. Sanders’ response to the #BernieSoBlack backlash, inevitably it will be attacked as clear political pandering. The media and the political establishment in this country can’t fathom the idea of someone like […]Read more "Sandra Bland, #BernieSoBlack, Police Reform, and My Letter to the Sanders’ Campaign"
Took some time and headed out to Easton, PA last night to sit in and talk live music, writing, and assorted nonsense on the Mic Hop Podcast. You can listen to it below. That said, make sure to check out their site and what they’re doing in regards to open mics: www.MicHopTours.comRead more "Mic Hop Podcast"
True freedom doesn’t exist in a civilized world. Yet we covet the concept of freedom like children covet ice cream. We are a species of delusion. Reality is far too complex for our puny human minds to comprehend, so we shape it to be tolerable. But man, is the idea of total freedom exhilarating. It is […]Read more "Freedom"
Sometimes I feel like the world is a broken record. It never seems to change. The patterns persist, and I spend far too much time caught up in the net. But this year (2015) there is a feeling that has fallen over the Earth like dry heat. At first, it’s comfortable—perfect even—but soon you feel […]Read more "On Modern Times"
Anyone with internet access has to be aware of the life sentence handed down to Ross Ulbricht, the founder of Silk Road, which served as a virtual black market for whatever drugs a person desired. Like most things in this country, the prevailing voices fall towards the fringe: Ross is either a Libertarian hero who has […]Read more "Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, and Our Collective Stupidity"