Therapy, work, and passion--but which is it most?
(I'm not a robot, but I'm also not Richard Brautigan)
- Top Story - September 2023
The HikeTop Story - September 2023
The morning sun painted the sky with inviting hues of pink and gold as he pulled into a little dirt lot on the side of a gravel road. He had been looking forward to getting away all week, and after a moderate amount of online research he landed on this trail, about 90 minutes outside the city. The trail promised a sense of tranquility that he yearned for, and was lacking, in his busier life near the city life. Now that he was parked in the, he took in his surroundings, along with deep satisfying breaths full of all-natural, organic air. He laced up his new shoes, which were technically meant for “trail running,” but that he mostly used for leisurely hikes like this one. The sun was warm and the sweat was already beginning to mingle with his banana-scented sunscreen. He noticed that his car was the only one in the lot except for an old beat up pickup truck that looked more permanently abandoned there than waiting for its owners to arrive later that day.
Another long night. So torn and forlorn like a foghorn, out of site—what to write? I got it. Sit back and listen to the phonics. These are my tricks, there’s no hics just full breaths and no omits— nothing missing. Reminiscing; bring back memories glistening that glow as I flow, no more need to guess whose show because now you know. Deep breath-Here we go.
- Top Story - August 2023
The TollTop Story - August 2023
It’s not quite thoughts keeping me up at night. I wish it were thoughts. Coherent, brilliant, captivating, beautiful thoughts. Alas it’s not that. No. It’s emotions. Wordless, yet stretching infinitely and smashing the character count to oblivion.
The Night Ends in Draw
Internal struggles grapple within, like two gladiators clinging to the hope that murder and conquest will exalt them. It's a facade. A ruse. A clever trick that the mind plays to prop up its multiple concocted scenarios as being arbitrarily opposed.