Category Archives: Self-Experiments

How To Be Yourself Awake; 3 Poems

By Tony Hoagland, from What Narcissism Means to Me   2 BY NAOMI SHIHAB NYE The Art of Disappearing When they say Don’t I know you? say no. When they invite you to the party remember what parties are like before answering. … Continue reading

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Set Your Life On Fire

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. Who gets up early to discover the moment the light begins? What was whispered to the rose to break it open last night was whispered to my heart. You’ve … Continue reading

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Keep Only What You Need

from SYNTHETIC ZERØ

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Time Travel Interview Part II

In Which I answer the last 18 questions posed by Marcel Proust’s aunt to the 14 year-old Proust. I gotta say these are pretty tough questions for a 14 year-old. I know if my aunt asked me these questions when … Continue reading

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Time Travel Interview

I was sitting here minding my own business enjoying my time off from my Physical Therapist Assistant training when I came across these questions posed by a French woman to her 14 year old nephew, who just happened to be … Continue reading

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Creating A New Me: Three Quotes and Some Random Ideas

“I know what great cure is: it is to give up, to relinquish, to surrender, so that our little hearts may beat in union with the great heart of the world” Henry Miller I really need to get in synch … Continue reading

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A Work in Progress #5: Somewhere East of the City

As I was not able to meet my friend the next day, I remember a conversation with a shaggy young grad student who had cornered me at an informal literary  function. “Man, you gotta get out in the country around … Continue reading

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