VaguePress 2018: Addiction Replacement

I want to write about something I am doing, or quitting, for the new year, but this thing, even for me, is TMI. I can just say that there is an energy that we are born with that is stronger than absolutely everything else, and it can be monstrous if left unchecked. Trying to dispel…

Sláinte to the Dropkick Murphys

20 years ago I sat along a brick wall along the south side of Pioneer Courthouse in downtown Portland, Oregon when I first heard the Dropkick Murphys.

A Crooked Voice for a Broken Era

Rob Lind is a tragedy just this side of redemption. The man who penned the fight anthems for so many of America’s forgotten youth of the nineties and early two thousands. The major creative force behind Blood for Blood and Ramallah, as well as a wonderful rock project with his little brother Mark, Sinners and Saints….

A Year To Live

It has been a while since I have last posted anything here. I have been in the spin cycle of the year. With school, meditation teacher training, looking for work, and recovery, there was little time for damn near anything  in my life. 

Bad(?) Idea for a Book

Lately, I have been really toying with the idea of writing a book about my experience with meditation, Buddhism, recovery, community service, and subculture. On one hand, it feels rather ego-centric of me to write about something being 6 years in, with such teachers as Noah Levine, Kevin Griffin, and Darren Littlejohn having already delved…

For All You Night Owls

If anyone were to look at my life they would see a man at odds with the world but seemingly making it work. I wish that were true. I wish I were the Conan the Barbarian type that could swim against the current, forging new paths everywhere I go, but that is not the case….