Black SUVs

As I took in the fun downtown of Chicago after work this evening, all the while in search of a reasonably priced suit, a couple black SUVs rolled up to the curb no more than an arm’s length away. At the time, I was preoccupied with the phone, as I was on the line figuring … Continue reading

A Lifetime Without Country Makes For A Lot To Catch Up On…

I’ve spent a lifetime shunning country music. There was no substantive reason behind it, I just simply did not care for it. Now, I have grown up in a musical household, a father who uses music to teach me poignant lessons to this day, let alone to pay the bills in his younger years and … Continue reading

Humans are…

A song can evoke a world of experience. A moment can hold a treasure of history. Time can hold a painful, yet exciting constancy. I have recently been reflecting on how I came to this very place in my life. I live in Hawai’i – a statement that I would have never dreamt of saying. … Continue reading

Once More, If You Will.

In search for a word from the wise, Found: wound words that excise, Those wavering ways of old, Confidence inserted, a taste of the bold. So this is what it feels like, To be one of those fear-free, Those ready and willing to strike, Simply – to – be… me, Relaxing, I just might decree. A … Continue reading

There’s A Run of Luck

I haven’t been to faithful to this blog in quite some time. However, I hope to rekindle some inertia in the right direction with a new idea I thought about. I decided to put together a playlist blog. If there is one thing that will never be a mystery to me, it is that I … Continue reading

My Wings

I once had my own span of wings protective they did seem comforting they did sing   Like a cloud they did hover In showers they did cover But I have lost my shelter When it’s clear from here That I’m still in need of her   Walk with me Lest we lose one day … Continue reading

In Memory of Ted Quillin: Your Grandpa Talked About The Good Ole Days, My Grandpa Lived Them

Early this morning, my family and I lost my grandfather, Theodore Ross Quillin. He was an exceptional human being. This exceptionalism is what brought him the hippest of scenes back in the day, radio. His rich and deep voice coupled with his fun and jovial disposition led him to popularity and success in the tough … Continue reading

Goodness

What is good? What does it mean for something to be good or bad? Ralph Waldo Emerson once stated in his essay “Self-Reliance” that man… “must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness.” I rather like this approach to the meta-moral question above, for the most common … Continue reading

Human Being v. Human Doing

Last week, in an art course I am taking, we had a guest lesson from a gentleman who calls himself Yoshi. He is a Japanese calligrapher. He had a thick accent and his lesson was full of brilliant gems of asian philosophy that, as they always seem to do, found their way into relevance within the process … Continue reading

Dear Valentine

For those who condemn this day as a contrived corporate holiday, I am sorry. May a lover never use this day as but merely as an excuse to dote or display their amorous sentiments for the one they hold dear. May this day give the necessary nudge or significance to those shy lovers who sit on … Continue reading