Ephemerama #60

Ephemerama #60

I think we’re all relieved, no matter your political persuasion, that the election is over. The constipation it caused our society at large was truly debilitating. And as if to add insult to injury the delayed reporting of results gave birth or perhaps further fanned the flames of dark conspiracies, that at least half the [...]

Ephemerama #59

Ephemerama #59

October has been a very chaotic month for me on several fronts and I have to admit that I’m glad that it’s coming to a close, excepting for the fact that November promises to be more uncertain. I tend to be anxiety-prone and I believe that we often attract drama if we feel like we’re [...]

Ephemerama #58

Ephemerama #58

I turn 44 on the 25th and when one reaches such a middle-mid-life point there’s naturally a period of reflection that takes place. I can remember when I was 13 years old and how I desperately wanted to be this age in my life. The 40’s back then meant freedom and opportunity. I can’t say [...]

Ephemerama #57

Ephemerama #57

Last week I was finishing up a mural project with my buddy Darrell when during our fabulously catered lunch break our conversation turned to the idiosyncrasies of language, particularly greetings between acquaintances. “Hi how are you doing?”, rarely is a genuine question. And the indifference can leave a person feeling like they can’t ever truly [...]

Ephemerama #56

Ephemerama #56

I’ve been pretty tired lately, going between my job and my work in the studio along with this mural project at Hindle Power for the past two weeks. I don’t seem to remember being this tired doing several jobs simultaneously when I was 34 or 24, but now that I’m knocking the door of 44 [...]

Ephemerama #55

Ephemerama #55

I work retail and often encounter difficult customers. I’ve come to the conclusion that if you think you are a “Karen” then you are one. I don’t think it’s an accident that we’re seeing the worst of the privileged whether racial or economic in nature, being expressed during this pandemic. I think those who are [...]

Ephemerama #54

Ephemerama #54

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these past few weeks about the course my life has taken and where I might have ended up if I turned left instead of right. This political moment, with our higher than normal racial tensions, makes these reflections naturally turn to how this issue of race has shaped [...]

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 [...]