The life & times of the eternally evolving, erratic, eccentric expatriate (who loves the color violet)

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Tap Tap… Is This Thing Still On?

“There are many things I should like to write you about, but I feel it useless.” – Vincent VanGogh, 1890 I am in a bit of disbelief that a full five months have passed since my last entry. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to dwell on or to think about, but each time…

What is to Give Light Must Endure Burning

“BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!”   I winced in pain.  I couldn’t believe it.  I was doing it again.  I was getting (yet another) tattoo.  An ankle tattoo.   “BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!” went the needle.   While I spent my time on the artist’s table lying down, my head rushing, I had plenty of time to think about what I was…

Post Tenebras Spero Lucem (“After Darkness, I Hope for Light”)

For the first time in what seems like far too long, I am beginning to pick up the dispersed pieces of myself and come out of hiding.  After about a month’s time, I am rejoining social networks and getting back in touch with friends, though not without some sheepish hesitation and self-doubt.   For so…

Psychiatric Leave of Absence: Week 1

I wish I had something delightfully random and clever to write about this time, but unfortunately, this is not the case.  As I have mentioned on my blog before, I write, in part, because I find it therapeutic and a healthy form of dealing with the quilombo that is my brain.  Hence, I am continuing…