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The Speakeasy: Traversing a Mountain

The Speakeasy: Traversing a Mountain

Addressing the Elephantine Alp How many ways to traverse a mountain? Around, over, through. A circumambulatory hike around the base may have given us a peek to what landscape, what skies and weather conditions the other side is capable to offer; instead we hoisted our pickaxes immediately and tried to chip our way through solid rock. The ills of no existent structure can be cured in 25...
The Nether Highway of the Social Contract: Part 2

The Nether Highway of the Social Contract: Part 2

Through my dashboard the rhythmic hologram of Venus projecting up from reflective dashes, her columnar nakedness a stolid repetition of disfigurement as idealization, brokenness inevitably paired with the female form. It was Kansas, and I was driving because that’s what we all did, because it was the plains, everything stretched out into brown-dry wheat fields and endless parking lots. Like many images from my psyche of that...
The Amorphous and Agile Swarming of Belongingness: Part 1

The Amorphous and Agile Swarming of Belongingness: Part 1

Planets whizzing out of control, stars flung like frisbees into the farthest, darkest fields of the universe? Somehow not. Planets have orbits, stars congregate in clusters, gas clouds accumulate and billow. In this void, this vacuum surrounding us, something beyond gravitational pull and the momentum of mass is at work. Calculations (and serious inquiry) only in the 1970s to begin to understand dark matter—the hidden substance, an...
Gift-ask-receive-re-gift: A beginning

Gift-ask-receive-re-gift: A beginning

A figurine like the Venus of Willendorf but in her original state, not yet pockmarked by thousands of years of rock abrasions and surrounding decay.  Crease of her pelvic girdle smoothly and deliberately pointing to her sex.  Provocative, yes, for the purposes of my necessary shrine, the harnessing of a lion.  Lady of the Girlboss, small chant, small mouthing.  Lady of the Girlboss, grant me badassness.  To...