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Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 1W ago

Sacred Moments in Profane Times: dads, daughters, remembrance as practice / practice as activism

We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.~ Thomas MertonWe often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would re...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 3W ago

Retreat, Renewal, and Arrival: From Gethsamani to Trumplandia

The Wild Man doesn’t come to full life through being “natural,” going with the flow, smoking weed, reading nothing, and being generally groovy. Ecstasy amounts to living within reach of the ...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 1M ago

Save me from philanthropy: cultural preservationists versus the martyrs

'...if you are not like everybody else, then you are abnormal, if you are abnormal , then you are sick. These three categories, not being like everybody else, not being normal and being sick...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 1M ago

Near where that barn burned, where all those people died, Part 2

Toil on, son, and do not lose heart or hope. Let nothing you dismay. You are not utterly forsaken. I, too, am here--here in the darkness waiting, here attentive, here approving of your labor...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 1M ago

Near where that barn burned, where all those people died, Part 1

You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood, back home to romantic love, back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame, back home to exile.. - Thomas Wolfe, Y...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 2M ago

Language front: from which all wars really begin.

The relations between rhetoric and ethics are disturbing: the ease with which language can be twisted is worrisome, and the fact that our minds accept these perverse games so docilely is no ...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 2M ago

Excerpt from current project: Have You Seen the Tattooed Pig?/The Dust Storm

Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 3M ago

Some musings on the absence of the 13th floor

It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea. – Dylan ThomasMy brother lives on the 15th floor of a very tall bu...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 3M ago

Letters from Trumplandia 12: Job Application - Real Life (Poem Draft)

Name:                                      Mick Parsons Current Occupation:               MeEducation: 1.      Three wizards2.      Four wood nymphs3.      A pirate-killing siren4.      A ba...
Along the Dirty, Sacred River · 3M ago

Letters from Trumplandia 11: The story of a beard (or, as socialized as I get)

I was a dog on a short chain /and now there’s no chain. - from "Barking" by Jim HarrisonThe two most extreme changes in personal grooming I've ever made were precipitated by the need for a j...