I write and make stuff. I don't eat animals. Books make me happy.
I love the Cocteau quote, "Art is not a pastime but a Priesthood."
I listen to the Daemon. I like Blake, Jung, Hillman. I love Jodorowsky films.
Creative fuel: books, jazz music, walking, reading Dogen, Merton, Plotinus, reading other writers, eavesdropping in coffee houses.
Why do I write? Because as Kenneth Burke once wrote, "Stories are equipment for living."
Authors: Hermann Hesse, Ernest Hemingway, Haruki Murakami, Francine Prose, William Trevor, Mary Shelley, Nietzsche, Anton Chekhov, Italo Calvino, John Dufresne, Junot Díaz, Herman Hesse, A.M Homes, Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher, Colson Whitehead, lots of others.
Books: All of them.
Thx for the read on Burn Baby Burn.
Thank you for taking the time to comment on 'Sparking a sneeze' - much appreciated!
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on "Traitor". Truly appreciate!
Hi Coe, thank you for what you wrote on Dear Knife, and welcome to this great writers' place, hope you find it enjoyable!
Coe, thanks for the fave and the comment on "Look in the empty mirror ... tell me what you see" and "Dr. D. T. Suzuki and Thomas Merton share an orange in the shade of a willow." Be careful with Zen. Unless taken in moderation, that stuff will make a guy perpetually cheery and annoyingly optimistic.
Thanks for taking the time to comment on 'A bottle of raspberries', I appreciate it. You're right, there's a lot of fantastic writing here, and so much posted daily, it can be hard to keep up! It's a very stimulating, freeing place. Enjoy!
Thank you, Gill. Great community here. Lots of fantastic writing.
Welcome to fictionaut!