There are a few things that I’ve noticed over the last few days, and it has been that I tend to avoid situations by being busy. A thought enters my mind, something along the lines of, I should eat. I’m going to go eat. Almost immediately, another idea comes my mind, “Yes, I will eat […]Read more "Avoidance"
Begin again. I haven’t found a way to establish a habit of writing for thirty minutes per day. I fell off the proverbial horse three-days in. That’s OK. Perhaps it is due to my daily meditation practice, but I feel that the concept of begin again has been incredibly useful in my life. What is the […]Read more "Begin again"
He couldn’t quite find the words to describe the feeling. His head, but more specifically, his face (or what he sensed to be his face) was tingling. He wasn’t drunk – he knew what that was like, and he wasn’t a fan – but he wasn’t precisely sober, either. He was somewhere on the uptick […]Read more "Eyeing the bottle"
The Pearl of Great Price, Mormon Scripture, has a written account of theophany in which Moses (which Moses? I’m not certain) sees God (which God? I don’t know. Eru-Jesus? The Father-Manwe?). There is a moment where the vision ends or takes an intermission, where Moses is left to himself, as the glory of God had […]Read more "Certainty"
Today, an idea entered my mind, “write for thirty-minutes, every-day, for only thirty minutes.” Naturally, what followed was the question regarding editing. “Do I allow myself time to edit?” No. This is about writing, not editing. It is not about moving a sentence here, replacing a word there, etc.. No, this exercise will be more […]Read more "Thirty minutes"
Jung: “The thought went too far for me, and I shun far-fetched ideas. They are dangerous, since I am a man, and you know how much men are accustomed to seeing thoughts as their very own, so that they eventually confuse them with themselves.” Elijah: “Will you therefore confuse yourself with a tree or animal, […]Read more "Mindreading"
“Often thought of being led directionally by “the [Holy] Spirit” to drunken Laban, Nephi first foreshadows the influence of “the spirit” later encountered after unsheathing the sword. The talking spirit comes of the sword itself, carried by Laban and which in voice commands Nephi to slay the man. That sword is also featured in Words of […]Read more "Old Sky Hewer"
Nearly every Thursday, a group of individuals gathers in a room in downtown Salt Lake City. I heard of the group from a friend whom I met during my days in The Remnant movement and knew I was reading Daymon Smith’s books. The majority of the group has known one another for years. The group has […]Read more "Tale of Izilba – Thoughts on Words"
A long, strange adventure preceded this tale’s reception, but in the end, I simply wrote what I heard. If there was magic, it was in hearing, then listening, and in trusting. […] Here all I ask is: Can you make room in your world for a new history born from true myth, where gods merciful […]Read more "A few thoughts – Introduction"
As I mentioned in my last post, I am going to be focusing my writing on Words. For anyone who would like to read along with me, below is the reading schedule. Note: The physical volumes can be purchased here and here. If you would like to read them for free, you can access each volume […]Read more "Words – Reading Schedule"