Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day One (Shadows and Scars: Update 01)

Day 1 - March 10, 2011

8:37 pm
Location: The Asian Grill, Noblesville, IN

... I guess my point is that, while I've been working on this book in one form or another since 2003 or 2004, it is demanding to be written now. And so today is officially Day One of this project. It is long overdue, or perhaps right on time.

11:58 pm
Location: IA Boys Dorm Apt., Cicero, IN

It begins with a whiteboard outline and a prayer.

May Your blessing be upon this. May You give me wisdom and guidance. May this be for Your glory and may others be blessed by my words. Mold this book, and me, according to Your will.


So I guess I should explain what is going on here a little bit. I'm keeping a journal specifically for this writing project to chronicle the process as well as give myself a place to work out all my thoughts. I will periodically be posting excerpts from that journal to give you all an inside look at the process. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shadows and Scars: Updates Coming Soon

For those of you who know what this means...

And for those of you who don't, you will soon.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

If I Were a Famous Musician, This Would Be My Application to the Club

Sinope concluded that the absence of passion
was better than incomplete passion
and I tend to agree,
though I’ve been known to digress.

But I can never wander far
from the truths and the riddles:

“When every bone in your grip is broken,
your weeping will be quenched.

When you are out of outs,
you will find your way in.”

Twenty seven new books
and twenty seven old letters
stuffed into an envelope
with a Claude Pepper stamp:
a warning – a blessing – from
the lips of Abbé Faria, eleven
years too early, never too late.

I take a stand, open
to amendments, fundamentally
opposed to closing my eyes
or staring straight ahead.

All around, possibilities
and dead ends.

All around, the madness
of beautiful uncertainty.