Monthly Archives: April 2013

a first ode to J: the smell

“Why would you let her in again? “To remember what we had, even if only for a little while.” -paraphrasing White Collar I never thought I’d say this, but do you know what I miss? I miss the smell. What … Continue reading

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Casanova craves enchantment, connection…

“Be not animal; refine thy rapture! If thou drink, drink by the eight and ninety rules of art: if thou love, exceed by delicacy; and if thou do aught joyous, let there be subtlety therein!” – CCXX II:70 Let me … Continue reading

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Paean to A, Part Two: The Song

Her music still plays, sparking life in a brain circuit that still inspires…A flashbulb memory, from late December 2012: I am at the top, 4th floor of the Clearview Mall parking structure. A good view of Metairie and I-10, the … Continue reading

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Paean to A, Part One: The Bow

She had tied it all together. In fact, there was that night where I drove all the way to River Ridge after her graduation party and the conversation just never stopped. And literally, there was a red bow, a piece … Continue reading

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authentic tidbits

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. The best I can do is to be as authentic as possible. Therefore, I will merely share exactly where I am and what I’ve been up to: The past … Continue reading

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Why L-ve?

It is clear to me, as Laura Kipnis clarified in Against L-ve, that l-ve serves to fill the space left by the death of God – it is something that still gives our lives meaning and purpose and fills us … Continue reading

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Californication: Season 6 and Casanovic Uses of Literature

“Everything I write is either for her or about her. So I’m with her, even when I’m not, in my writing.” – Hank Moody, Californication That was one of the most beautiful quotes I’ve heard in fiction this year, from … Continue reading

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Enter: Casanova

“From gold forge steel!” – The Book of The Law III: 32 Enough of this, though. To quote and tinker a bit with a favorite Frank Abagnale quote from Catch Me If You Can: “I’m not a Christian, I’m not … Continue reading

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Enter: L-ve

“Be not animal; refine thy rapture! If thou drink, drink by the eight and ninety rules of art: if thou love, exceed by delicacy; and if thou do aught joyous, let there be subtlety therein!” – The Book Of The … Continue reading

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Enter: Lust

R “For I am divided for love’s sake, for the chance of union.” – The Book of The Law I:29 …between shivers of pleasure and gasps of ecstacy, her head on the light-blue pillow, as she spices the soundscape with … Continue reading

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