Past & Present / The Dead Parts of Me.

Still Life with Bouquet and Skull Adriaen van Utrecht, 1642. I've talked and written about death maybe more than a handful of times. It's a sensitive topic to talk about, as it fills the atmosphere up with a thin veil of morbidity, despair, and an acute awareness of how we're all ticking down. However, I've…

Past & Present / Sunshine, Rain, and Individual Blooms.

Sunflowers (F453) Vincent van Gogh, 1888. As the rain and the gloomy weather finally resigned to the sun, I began to learn - maybe not learn, but make peace with something along this odd path. I am powerless over controlling the physical - the weather given to us by mother nature, but I hold complete…

Rise from the Ashes.

The Burning of the Gaspee Charles DeWolf Brownell, 1892. I've been burning lots tributes these days as a part of tradition and ritual from my origins and culture. I don't mind it at all, other than the environmental repercussions - of course, I just think that the nonstop, drowning raindrops serve as an extreme oxymoron…

How Modern Romance and Apps Makes Everyone Equally Disposable & Lonely and the Key to Changing the Trend.

Love Robert Indiana, 1966. As a preface: I know how ironic it is to write about this subject matter as I┬ástill have Tinder, Bumble, and Coffee Meets Bagel installed on my phone, so I am in the same ditch as everyone else who is currently using a or multiple dating app[s] (this excludes people who…