“Everything is biographical, Lucian Freud says. What we make, why it is made, how we draw a [blog],* who it is we are drawn to, why we cannot forget. Everything is collage, even genetics. There is the hidden presence of others in us, even those we have known briefly. We contain them for the rest of our lives, at every border that we cross.”
– Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero.
*Which is to say: like all of us, I am but one small voice in the wilderness. The real-life wilderness I inhabit is the deep, green thicket of the American South, circa the 21st Century. I traipse in less tangible woods too: the high-concepts of God, Love, Art, America. This site is the on-going patchwork of a life spent in pursuit of a series of elusive Higher Callings. Truth. Beauty. The American Way. It is best seen as an ad hoc how-to — How to Be Alive and Awake and American — in one long string of dubious notes-to-self. Advice and insights are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please, no wagering.