Ephemerama #53

Ephemerama #53

It’s hard to know where to start with the news of George Floyd’s murder last week. Anger certainly, deep sadness for me definitely. A sense of spreading distrust and suspicion of every white person, yes that too. Honestly, I think a kernal of this suspicion has always been there. Most of us black people have [...]

Ephemerama #52

Ephemerama #52

During this time of pause, which for most who are still working hasn't been a pause at all, I've felt the pressure at home to do all manner of projects and to make connections with folks that I had always intended on doing but always complained I hadn't had the time to do. Most people [...]

Ephemerama #51

Ephemerama #51

Over the last few weeks I've been waking up with really bad back pain, I imagine from wrenching and fretting all night, the twisting and turning can't be good for one's backside. This latest spat of physical discomfort joins a whole list of aches and pains both serious and mundane, which befalls everyone entering firmly [...]

Ephemerama #50

Ephemerama #50

There's a horrible artist-resource-bonanza brewing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Horrible in the sense that it's so necessary, and in the sense that so many of the relief funds out there require a type of pantomiming for aid that's more than a little degrading. It's a little like kicking a man when there down. What's [...]

Ephemerama #49

Ephemerama #49

So we're in week two or three at least of this new normal that's starting to set in across the country and it absolutely sucks. Two things stand out to me about this particular moment that I regard as truly tragic and potentially unfixable. The first is the likelihood that social distancing will become the [...]

Ephemerama #48

Ephemerama #48

It's a scary time out there right now. I'm not sure if it's for real yet or if it's all media-driven. I trust the journalists and health professionals when they say this Covid-19 virus is real and a pandemic, but our national response and the publics' reaction all seem to be casual and somewhat irresponsible, [...]

Ephemerama #47

Ephemerama #47

I woke up a couple days ago thinking about why the ocean gives me such a sense of relief. I settled on the notion that the ocean, specifically wading into it at the beach, connects a person instantly to their utter irrelevance in the cosmic scheme of things or at least our collective smallness. There's [...]