The new book from Monkey Puzzle Press!
The collision of dreams and reality, the shadows cast by sunflowers, the strong undercurrents of rivers, the distant sound of a train pushing back the night of time promising places we’ll never go… Douglas Campbell reminds us of places we’ve been to, but would rather forget.
“If we look at men in the mass, we must believe in the doctrine of fatalism. It applies to them; they are compelled by their environments, they struggle like animals to survive precisely because they are not too far removed from the animal kingdom… . They react like automatons… . Move like puppets out of the blind universal instincts of nature. But this is not the end of the story. It is indeed only its beginning. For here and there a man emerges from the herd who is becoming an individual, creatively making himself into a full human being. For him each day is a fresh experience, each experience is unique, each tomorrow no longer the completely inevitable and quite foreseeable inheritance of all its yesterdays. From being enslaved by animality and fatality, he is becoming free in full humanity and creativity.”
- Paul Brunton -
A great post from Storyline: “We do not need more artists using art to prove their specialness. ‘Special’ artists don’t move us. What moves us are artists who show us that our shared, ordinary human experience is special enough.”
It Starts Now - another profound speech from the late Alan Watts on the transformation of human consciousness.
Just signed my first book contract!
Joshua Katz on the toxic culture of education at TEDx University of Akron.
Dennis Hopper does some spoken word on “The Johnny Cash Show” - September 30, 1970. As Mr. Hopper points out prior to his impassioned recitation, “if” is the middle word in life.
Welcome to Henry’s Kitchen, the best cooking show ever. In this episode, Henry shows us how to make his Family Style Baked Spaghetti.