State of the [art]

Hello. I just wanted to post a quick update about the state of things here. For the most part things have been busy in 2019 and because of that the art has suffered. Being busy is a good thing – art suffering is not. I read a quote once that when a person ceases to create art they cease to exist.

While I do believe there is some truth to that I also think it’s healthy to take a step back sometimes and breathe. This lull has given me time to consider what I want to do moving forward. Most importantly, I want to disconnect and focus.

As many of you know, I am disconnected from most of what you call the web and I call the outrage factory, and it’s for good reason. I loathe the incessant, needless chatter and the demands for “content.” Dear Lord do I hate the concept of creating “content.”

I find less and less need to put things out there with any kind of permanence. I prefer little blips here and there that dissolve in a set period of time and then disappear. For me, these days, the web is reserved for the temporary and a healthy distance from the temporarily insane. In summary, I am saving anything of permanence for the physical world, aka print.

So, moving forward, you may gets blips here and there but I am no longer interested in blogging or penning thousand word screeds here. No one reads anyway. I am reserving all of my writing (and energy) for print. If you are still interested in my writing you will just have to wait for the book(s).

Speaking of books, I have several in the works. The problem is that time to work on them has been scarce. That said, my faith has been restored in creating art and my mission will continue, albeit at a slower pace.

In closing, let me just say that this journey has taught me a lot and I have no plans to stop now – only to succumb to the lunatics who now clearly run the asylum. No, the only thing I am stopping is putting everything online. For me, in this wacky era we live in, words should not be cheap – they deserve the permanence of print.

I said a while back that print would be the last bastion of freedom of speech and I believe that now more than ever. We lost the digital war but print lives on.

Onward.

4 thoughts on “State of the [art]

  1. “We lost the digital war but print lives on.” Very true. Libraries endure and internet lies, muck and agendas will pass away. Really, the Internet has already outgrown itself and will probably topple like the famed Tower of Babel, from its own weight. Books are much like they were a thousand years ago, but who knows what the internet will look like 20 years from now?

  2. I just purchased you’re Lowriting book on Amazon. Is there a electronic version to have instant access to it? I need it for a class project, I need one of the poems to cite for my opening speech. Please reply because this book I purchased on Amazon will not arrive until next week.

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