It’s the 18th of October 2013 and I think an update of this ‘about’ is long overdue.
We come to these pages searching for a glimpse of who is behind the cyber-space screen never knowing quite who or what we’ll discover.
A simple personal list:
I am a writer of words.
I am a poet.
I am a maker of images.
I am an artist.
I am imaginer of things unseen yet possible.
I am swimming through infinity.
I believe in the transforming power of art.
~~~ more may be forthcoming as I continue considering what’s really relevant to here.
“47 White Buffalo”
looking for a short cut to Wall
How sane is that?
seeing yellow road gate open
it’s an irrational driving choice
Sage Creek Road under ice
lures with access
Badlands on a still winter day
5, 3, 2, 1 miles an hour
who needs speed when
47 snow whitened buffalo lounging
on, beside, across the frozen road
turn and stare
Other Relevant info:
The birth of the White Buffalo signifies a time of great change in the world. It could be positive change or it could be negative change. Which way the tipping point tips depends on the choices humans make. Such is my comprehension as of this moment in time. From my perspective this time of change is currently underway. You may agree or disagree. I will not argue the point.
~The story of the White Buffalo Calf Woman deals with other concepts.
~As for the numbers four and seven, 4 x 7, 47, 4 plus 7, 7 divided by 4 and 4 divided by seven. What’s in any number?
~ In order for the comments to make some sense the following former “about” text remains here:
Tashi Deleck! to all the science fiction/fantasy web surfers who followed my reviews of books/music/art/movies on Fantastica Daily at www.mervius.com ages ago. Since that long ago and faraway universe, I’ve been digging into the darkness of the Bureau of Indian Affairs via Record Group 75 of the National Archives. How dark are the records of the BIA? Well, Wes Studi’s new movie, “The Only Good Indian”, serves up a lot of issues familiar to anyone too curious for their own mental health–and one place to find verification of the truth of the film’s issues is in RG 75. Bottom line: Research has resulted in several writing projects: “Trust and Survival: AWOL Hunkpapa Indian Family Prisoners of War at Fort Sully, 1890-1891” in American Indian Quarterly, 32.3 Summer 2008; a novel, White Wolves, a fictional account of a cold case involving the murder of a young Lakota Traditional in 1929 based upon reports from an unusally extensive FBI investigation that spanned several years. Am in search of a publisher with guts for White Wolves in which people are divided not along racial lines of red versus white, but along ethics and values. Latest writing project is Comes-Home-Crawling which deals with the events of 1890-91 in Dakota Territory from the perspective of the power of language, culture and fear in order to provide insight regarding why there was a massacre at Wounded Knee but not on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.
In addition to all this focused historical research/writing, music, film, books and current events all elicit thoughts and questions about the nature of the human species from its creative abilities to its apparent hell-bent on self-destructive social pathology so evident in the continuing engagement in warfare and destruction of the environment which supports ALL life on the planet earth.
So, greetings fellow earthlings, however brief our stay may be….