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The Raven Screamed… Nevermore!

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The Raven Screamed… Nevermore!

Here comes the rebirthing from the uncomplicated twitch, of which, only forcing the itch from an effortlessly complicated, yet, perplexed lifestyle known as simply fucked; it is so much more debilitating than abiding to the norm and saying, "I accept the terms of agreement." But, through the turmoil and anguish I feel, I sit back in my chair dwindling my beard as it tends to curl un-relentlessly to contemplate one preponderant thought... is it more harmful  than to slay, pray, and debilitate to our own life creating us for what's better known as "slaves to the game," or to be ignorant...

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Art, Life, and Sobriety

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Art, Life, and Sobriety

We all come to terms with our sobriety in different ways. Mine begins with a feckless artist being murdered on the beach and ends with the archetypal be-heading of a biblical monster. Caravaggio is just another name in some cold museum. He died at 39 in 1610 –maybe murdered – and he had spent his last few years on the run from a murder charge. But that was not what drew me to him – nor the fact that I retraced his footsteps through Southern Italy for two gloriously drunken weeks back in 2006.   What drew me to him...

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