Music has always been a solitary affair for me. I rarely talk to other people about what I enjoy because it tends to be ephemeral, shifting and morphing constantly. At least, that was was true until I started covering the Pagan music beat for The Wild Hunt. Spurred by requests from several people at the … Continue reading What are you listening to? August 2017.
Some of you may have noticed that there are calls for a general strike in the United States. I’ve seen a few dates floating around but the most popular one appears to be February 17. So, what is a general strike? Put simply, it’s a day where you don’t go to work and you don’t … Continue reading What is a general strike and why should I participate?
It’s after 5 o’clock on a Wednesday morning and the first hints of morning twilight are opening the edges of darkness. I’m falling in and out of sleep, a roomful of people around me. The lamps on the corners of the building leak in a small amount of dismal orange light. I’ve been awake for … Continue reading Laboring for light
In the days, months and years ahead, life for many of us promises to become increasingly uncomfortable in the United States. Under the direction of a man who could only charitably be called a despot-in-training, he’s threatened to undermine what remains of our democracy. From where I stand, the arts are made for times like … Continue reading Why we need dissident poets and artists
The God moves through the grassland, with steady, intestinal intent, mountains move largely unseen. I have three shards of glass criss-crossed on the sucking mud, two are blooded one is wrapped in purple thread bound. The saw grass sings bowed blades, sticking to my stained robes. Elsewhen I’m the the king of the peat, I’m … Continue reading The God moves through the grassland
So this was featured on CNN’s website this afternoon and everything about it is how you don’t do journalism. If you’re giving someone who simply benefitted from the alleged hacking an equal voice to the intelligence services that documented what happened, you’re giving an outsized megaphone to someone who has no idea what they’re talking … Continue reading TFW you’re newsing wrong but you’re too hooked on page views to GAF