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Friday, November 30, 2018

I don't believe Trump truly wanted to be president. He really just desired to continue wielding the chicanery of capitalism—whereby the wealth of conscience-less greed-heads simply and without any effort begets more wealth and everyone else is exploited—to build Trump Towers in the autocratic capitals of the globe (Moscow, Riyadh, Beijing), installing his fetishized autocrats (Putin, Mohammed bin Salman, Duterte) in the $50 million penthouse of each dark tower. The big problem is that he and his family—once a combination of surprising-but-not-really-surprising factors such as the illiterate consumerism, sheer desperation, exploitable prejudices, self-interested greed, and apathy of U.S. citizens allowed his ridiculous stunt to proceed—figured that being president could just be the same thing. And maybe right now that is true. We need to re-vision our reason and purpose, our empathy and potential.

Friday, November 23, 2018

I get asked all the time so here's a secret: key to this blog's longevity is that it's written for kids, adults, and dolphins.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Hee Haw skit

Cornpone: My daughter blew an egg out her nose.
Rubbery Farmer: Holy moly. Did it hurt?
Cornpone: I don't know — she's a girl!

Friday, October 26, 2018

the false flag
is in your heart

Friday, October 19, 2018

De-partment of Nude Jokes

What does the devil say when he investigates himself?

My economy is booming

Friday, October 05, 2018

when has rule
of law not been
the sound of o

no checks, no balance,
three illegitimate
branches of government

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

2018 and I
don't know anything

Sunday, September 30, 2018

If only we could extend this surging conservative interest in the presumption of innocence, sympathy for young people, and forgiveness for actions that happened "a long time ago" to millions of murdered and unjustly imprisoned African Americans.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

The work is so silent even the shortest handwritten note on a formal rejection from a favorite literary magazine—Zoetrope: All-Story—feels like a human connection:

nice work

My kid. I told her she's the only good gig that ever called back and she said, "I know. We're in a lot of trouble. But what the shit."

Monday, September 03, 2018

My daughter's cat. I know, I know.
When you're three weeks old
you get whatever you want.

Monday, August 20, 2018

My 8-day old daughter was sleep talking and she said, ". . . things never worked out for my old man . . ." She's brilliant.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Pynchon, in Gravity's Rainbow, offers some excellent mottos for the new/old imperial Space Force. To name a few:

"All the animals, the plants, the minerals, even other kinds of men, are being broken and reassembled every day, to preserve an elite few, who are the loudest to theorize on freedom, but the least free of all."

"Don't forget the real business of war is buying and selling."

"Shit, money, and the Word, the three American truths, powering the American mobility..."

"My mother is the war."

"The Toiletship"

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

I appear in the music video for Tim Rutili and Craig Ross's song "Greasing Up the Third Eye." Ghettoblaster Magazine debuts the video here. Longtime collaborators Zach Passero directs and Lucky McKee gives chase. Moreover, I've been seeking refuge in Tim's music (Califone, Red Red Meat, much more) for many years. So this one is goddang special to me. Tim and Craig's new album 10 Seconds to Collapse is available now from Jealous Butcher Records. If you don't know Tim's music, seek out.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A lesson should be that oligarchs—American, Russian, or otherwise—do whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want, and to whomever they want. And that's just capitalism, especially the extreme unregulated capitalism we've been convinced is the only possible way to organize society, like god's direct law. Well, it's a shit social organization and only a shit god would endorse it. For instance, global oligarchic partnerships for oil profits—dirty, corrupt, murderous, and legal—trump all other human relationships, values, goals, hopes, dreams.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

On the one hand I am desperate for time to slow, for mortality to please extend its illusory promise. On the other hand, however, I'm anxious for time to grind into dust the silent gen-er, baby boomer, or gen x-er who itches to utter another nonreflexive, thunderously illiterate millennial slur. Essentially, such provocations are the rightwing man-boy's contemporary manifestations of longed-for playground assaults like smear-the-queer or tag-the-fag. If we are exceptional at anything it is our capacity to miss (either consciously or nonconsciously) the forest while smashing sticks and smashing sticks and smashing sticks and smashing

Monday, July 09, 2018

A racist, misogynist, homophobic lot of dads, uncles, and boyfriends—direct beneficiaries of the last time the U.S. had high corporate taxes, a commitment to public services and programs, and something of a social safety net (a.k.a. forms of democratic socialism)—have united in brutishly loathing the most open minded and most fucked generation of young citizens. Here's to our critical democratic agents of transformation!

Sunday, July 01, 2018

On October 23, just weeks before the election, Simon & Schuster is proud to release a bold new collection of essays from tireless U.S. truth-teller Tucker Carlson: Why Must These Ni--ers Make Everything About Race? and Other Uncomfortable Questions.

What people are saying:

"I could have said the exact same thing myself."
— Ted Nugent

"This'll blow a piece of hot lead through the baby's pussy skull."
— Ted Nugent

"Finally! For me these are perfectly comfortable questions."
— someone on Internet

Friday, June 29, 2018

No way does the racist demagogue deserve civility or respect. This is a man who made his name among the right wing base stoking racist fears about the most obstructed, most openly reviled sitting president in history. His incessant, patently gleeful language of hate and fear — infestation, invasionrapists, murderers, the worst of the worst — plays into a long history of U.S. racism and xenophobia but represents a terrible, purposeful escalation. There are no two sides to this.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

On October 23, just weeks before the election, Simon & Schuster is proud to release a bold new memoir from the last true American torch-bearer Sean Hannity — Oligarch's Hairline: Old Country Troubles Meet Old Country Answers.

What people are saying:

"The old boy does it again. Makes you really have to see the hard light of day. People have know idea who this man is and what he is capable of. And we're stronger for it."
— James Woods

"Dense, Proud, Patriotic. I thank God every Day that I live within this man's Land. With a man's quick cunning. A man's swift Touch."
— James Woods

"Finally! Real fucking good. Feels like blood just pounding in my hands."
— somebody on Internet

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

selling this Now -- two
fifty M's --- ten
thou, first buyer
call me-


Thursday, June 21, 2018

all space force, no life force

Thursday, June 07, 2018

often i put on rafa
pistola and let play

Friday, June 01, 2018

Do not let monsters make false equivalency: critical reflection about and critical action against white supremacy, racism, patriarchy, and class oppression are not the same as white supremacy, racism, patriarchy, and class oppression.

Centuries of normalized murder are not the same as the radical, hopeful fight for a more equitable, more loving human future.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Stewart Lupton beat me up. Stewart Lupton slept on my floor. Stewart Lupton stole into my stories, penned pointed rejection slips. I stalked Stewart Lupton. Stewart Lupton was the pungent rock poet of our late western endtime.

I will hire the assassin just to
kill the time. One of these days
I will make this room mine.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

It is a shit world.
But also, sometimes,
in the right light,
it is a shit world.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dept. of Nude Jokes

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Your adjunct employee.
Our what?

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

From A Nation At 
Risk (1983)

We constructed a no
nonsense solution,
historically necessary,
great for profits, stake
holders, market dom
ination and
if you think about it,
straight out of our
God's mouth: UBM,
Universal Basic

Who needs to trans
form history when
it works fucking per
fectly? Everything
else is just political,
dumb blubbering sounds,
red-faced reaching

Nothing saves him who's never loved.
No world is safe in that one's keeping.

—Li-Young Lee, "The Undressing"
(wonderful book here)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Galoot's Pitch?

What about those jobs
where you do something
bad and make some money?
I only find the ones
you do something bad
and make nothing?
I heard something like I
could kill me and we
would do a lot better?

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Kevin Ford's By The River: Further Downstream is a "supplemental extension of the non-fiction film" that "artfully weaves together a wide variety of extended scenes." You may find some of me in these searching documentations and you may also find some of my poetry read into new lives by Ellar Coltrane. Much love to Ford, Coltrane, and Adrien Brody for opening windows and wormholes.

I hope you are well. I know it's difficult. But it ought not be. Things need not be as they are. You deserve to be happy. We are not in a race, we are not in a market, we are not in a fight. We are human beings and much has conspired to limit our being. Let us value and invest one another, our shared existence, our planet. Rather than endless impossible nightmare tasking let us help each other live for experience and wonder.

Friday, March 16, 2018

I realy had to get something off my CHEST!!!!!!!
So Scuse Me WHILE I kiss the SK!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

not really mystery

send help

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dept. of Nude Jokes

How does anyone do it?

They don't

Friday, February 23, 2018

Note to the deadened:
Sensitivity is a public good.

A society that doesn't
value education
would be bound
to seethe with so many
backseat tyrant-teachers.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

"After a lengthy debate over whether they should employ Ronald McDonald as a clown, a cowboy, or a spaceman, corporate leaders and advertisers settled on the clown Ronald."

"Ninety-six percent of all children, claimed a bogus 'Ronald McDonald Awareness Study' fed to the press, can identify this heroic figure."

— Joe L. Kincheloe, "McDonald's, Power, and Children"

Saturday, February 17, 2018

What's needed is fundamental shift to critical education and holistic, cooperative learning and development (concerned with mind, body, feelings, emotions, cultures, difference, dialogue, access, opportunity, etc etc). The authoritarian, racist discipline/punish ideology is already firmly established, pervasive at every level of society classroom to carceral system, long-rooted in the rah-rah-individualized-killer-versus-the-world worldview. That is the status quo killing us.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

U.S. History

Cowboy kills
everyone but
his Self.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Paul Ryan could not swallow
a dollar fifty in pennies.
Could I borrow your Costco
heart? Little under water.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

state of the un

Friday, January 26, 2018

Don't just eat a person . . .
Teach them to be eaten.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The United States' economic colonialism, powered by rapacious capitalism and justified by white supremacy, has long aspired to exceptional shit-holes at home, abroad, and across the known universe.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Thanks to our founding friends at Freekradio. . .

Every episode of Justin Stone's Rookie Night is available now for on-demand listening. You need not even demand. You may listen to other good stuff too, including the By the River podcasts which also contain pieces of me.

I'm told this first season of Rookie Night is

"I wish I could put
my fist through this whole
lousy beautiful town."

"Good guys, bad guys,
made-up words.
It's all a machine, partner.
Live free, don't

"My fist through this whole."

Gravity's Rainbow's Last Jedi

Monday, December 25, 2017

He told the teacher
If you don't like it
get a real job

This is the way
the human ends,
not with a bang
but a hahaha.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Weird to see the hateful
one not win
in the U.S.A.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

I don't understand dogs these days! When I was a dog I just wagged, shit in the bed and then died. I didn't need remote controls, computer manual boxes, lightsabers, jackets, breakfast, dinner, doctors or democratic socialism.

Who remembers???

Friday, December 08, 2017

Best actor
Tim Heidicker

Wednesday, December 06, 2017


I know you're in a big
fucking hurry and fun
awaits you, but I already
picked up my feet.
I'm done
jingling around the clock.
I demand a livable
wage and benefits or your
adventure is finished.

     — Jingle Horse

I own stables of jingle horses.

     — Sleigh Driver

This long night frosts,

Saturday, December 02, 2017

which time nothing trickles
down do we tear it down

Friday, December 01, 2017

"When I say they who are 'they'?" [Roy Moore] told the clapping congregation. "They're liberals. They don't hold conservative values. They are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender who want to change our culture. They are socialists who want to change our way of life and put man above God and the government is our God."

Alongside the capitalist oligarchs they've cultishly hitched, right wing evangelicals are easily our planet's most dangerous extremists.

But all Abrahamist extremists are patriarchal brothers in mutual self-destruction. Rather than pointing His eleventh finger at the other, He needs to see His own shit bloodbed.

Moore continued, "They're the Washington establishment...who don't want to lose their power."

Christ. If only.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

What, Everyone Gets A Hell Trophy???

Much of the recent, resonant Kevin Ford cinematic catalog is now available here on Amazon prime. I appear in the creative documentary By The River, as do many pieces of my poetry/prose read by Ellar Coltrane. In the narrative feature Legs I act alongside Eddie Steeples, Angela Bettis, Jesse Hlubik and others. Legs also features great music by No Surrender and Califone. Both of these very different movies are personal favorites of those I've been lucky to be part of the collective. I also highly recommend The Bomb, Ford's stunning, timely and unfortunately necessary documentary collaboration with Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser. One may keep up with Ford's multifaceted good work via the Mo-Freek twitter (I don't like typing that word).

By The River and Legs are also available via Vimeo: You may experience Legs here and By The River here.

Other updates for mom, dad and the hummingbirds: I'm sending out a new poetry/prose collection called The Sky Is Wet (publishers? are you my secret timely reader?), and the new screenplay may have momentum.

Autumn's turning and you know what that means. I love you. Thank you. Please further the good fight, the fight for good. We are in trouble but we can be incredibly resourceful, creative and collaborative.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Yes, you're a magical magic artist but did you vote? Speak? Act?

Sunday, November 05, 2017

The office Shortstop
Couldn't catch Insurance

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

LensCrafters live-action email tapping my dreadfulest anxietyfear


I had no care benefits


These glasses were always
dirty and scratched the day
I walked out of the store


___'re gone

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Getting back out there. Available NOW for office parties, birthday,s, pic-nics, data entry, substitute, writing. Needs insurance. Plz share. Been a long road, thnx

Saturday, October 21, 2017

"shadow boxing
when I heard you on the radio,
ungh —
I just don't know"

Monday, October 16, 2017

Awed and necessarily discomforted by the speaking out, the truth to power. The structures that control our lives like patriarchy and white supremacy, especially their insidious, day to day, moment to moment impacts on individual lives, individual agency and safety and worth and access, go too often unexamined, unremarked. Thanks for the bravery, the force to examine and, hopefully, correct.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Thing: dumb arcane conspiracy theories when for millennia white supremacy, patriarchy and massed capital have non-secretly controlled everything.

We are doomed.
We are d
oom. The Golfing

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Right wing media, which typically worship the ideas of "wealth" and "privilege" and can see their practitioners doing no wrong, slur these terms as pejorative when aimed at black folks. But that's probably just by chance.

I wish folks spent time with texts other than sports events, but the sheer visibility of such a text, coupled with the fact it's the only one many people consider, even passively, makes its subversion valuable. Powerful writing, friends. Powerful action.

And here's to the breathless couch commando following through on his threat to turn off the television. Maybe open a book of literature? History?

The right wing and Trump wishes every rhetorical situation was the stump in Racebait, Alabama but that it was still a closed text. Thus, I fear, they will begin terrible war soon.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

One of my short stories was selected semifinalist in American Short Fiction's Fiction Prize. I love this practice, this craft, this life process — the wondrous intersection of reading, writing, learning, being. I will work always to realize more effectively, more vividly.

Ignorant, racist wannabe-strongmen use ignorant, racist wannabe-strongmen appeals.

Being a citizen means working with and for others, seeking always better, more effective solutions for a complex common good. Thus, being a citizen requires boundless empathy, listening and paying attention, reading and learning, problem seeing and problem solving, reaching, boundless creativity. Being a citizen is neither the closed worship of superficial jingoism nor racist, nationalistic scapegoating and fearmongering.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Went to woodshed,
never came back.

The dream keeps
escaping at dawn.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

We only interrupt our regularly scheduled suffering to die. 

One can couch the following in aphorisms about the all-glorious market or one can call it what it is: murder —

"Today, people in the highest-income counties in America live, on average, 20 years longer than people residing in the poorest counties. There are a number of reasons for that disgraceful reality, but one of them has to do with grossly unequal access to quality healthcare.

If you are upper-income and have good insurance, you got to the doctor on a regular basis, and life-threatening illnesses can be detected at an early stage when they can be effectively treated. If you are a working-class person without health insurance, or with high deductibles that keep you out of a doctor's office when you're sick, your chances of survival from a serious illness are significantly reduced.

[...] should lower-income and working-class people have shorter and less healthy lives because they cannot afford the healthcare and medicine they need?

In my view, the moral answer is an emphatic No!" 

[more from Senator Bernie Sanders]

Friday, September 08, 2017

There has to have already been an indie or punk rock band called Paxl Rose, right? I cannot muster an internet search. I cannot muster.

You know where you are?

You're in the ju


Friday, August 25, 2017

The Final Room

We were a deeply confused people. He said it was a little room right behind his, nobody had been murdered there in a few days, and we were good to go.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Agents from I don't know where (National Geographic? NASA? HUAC? Chillax Brothers Reunion Committee? Sundance Film Lab? Kubrick's estate?) murdered me minutes after the sun snapped this photograph. I'm afraid there will be a podcast or docudrama this fall. Don't tune or dial or drop or click or dip or check or buzz in. Please. Remember me as I was: inky, viscous, halfway-there, compromised, sometimes scratching, sometimes soughing.

Lesser Sun Blots

They encourage you to continue
not looking at anything today.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Almost tried to work and be to something else today, but I can't quit Sun Kil Moon.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Not only is white nationalism not just another legitimate "side" in the conversation, but white supremacy is always-already status quo, and that's the necessary conversation.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Ok, THIS just too- Gren goblin! rare- 10000 g's- first come serve       PM me asap PLZ!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Steve king's it now in tv! Get your own eyes first- but no reading lol. u can see it- $20'0000 first bid. DP me plz ASAP     if I don't go back right away I'm

Selling. Imediately. Now. $10,0000 each. U can see what they R.
#finaldays #finalofer #nochecks
AM me ASAP plz

"please stop saying yassss"

—nobody's friend

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Lincoln's desecrated corpse quietly cries blood
(all our history-less, human-less endeavor)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Weird! At 3:32 am this morning, President Donald J. Trump tweeted, then quickly deleted, the following:

"'Well, if you need it . . . I . . . ,' Mitya muttered, and having sat down on the bed, he began taking his socks off. He felt unbearably awkward: everyone else was dressed, and he was undressed, and—strangely—undressed, he himself seemed to feel guilty before them, and, above all, he was almost ready to agree that he had indeed suddenly become lower than all of them, and that they now had every right to despise him. 'If everyone is undressed, it's not shameful, but when only one is undressed and the others are all looking—it's a disgrace!' flashed again and again through his mind. 'It's like a dream, I've dreamed of being disgraced like this.' But to take his socks off was even painful for him: they were not very clean, nor were his underclothes, and now everyone could see it. And above all he did not like his own feet; all his life for some reason he had found both his big toes ugly, especially the right one with its crude, flat toenail, somehow curved under, and now they would all see it. This unbearable shame suddenly made him, deliberately now, even more rude. He tore his shirt off.
      'Would you like to look anywhere else, if you're not ashamed to?'"

Sunday, July 02, 2017

"In the deep darkness, the iron door of the prison suddenly opens, and the old Grand Inquisitor himself slowly enters carrying a lamp. He is alone, the door is immediately locked behind him. He stands in the entrance and for a long time, for a minute or two, gazes into his face. At last he quietly approaches, sets the lamp on the table, and says to him: 'Is it you? You?' But receiving no answer, he quickly adds: 'Do not answer, be silent. After all, what could you say? I know too well what you would say. And you have no right to add anything to what you already said once. Why, then, have you come to interfere with us? For you have come to interfere with us and you know it yourself. But do you know what will happen tomorrow? I do not know who you are, and I do not want to know: whether it is you, or only his likeness; but tomorrow I shall condemn you and burn you at the stake as the most evil of heretics, and the very people who today kissed your feet, tomorrow, at a nod from me, will rush to heap the coals up around your stake, do you know that? Yes, perhaps you do know it,'  he added, pondering deeply, never for a moment taking his eyes from his prisoner [...] 'You look at me meekly and do not deign even to be indignant with me. Know, then, that now, precisely now, these people are more certain than ever before that they are completely free, and at the same time they themselves have brought us their freedom and obediently laid it our feet. It is our doing, but is it what you wanted? This sort of freedom?'"

— from Ivan Karamazov's poem about Trump hosting Jesus

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Republican Senate has delayed the vote on their inhumane "health care" bill. No doubt this is due to the pressure of people, especially real action by warriors such as ADAPT. Now is the time to keep the pressure up, and you can help, you can act. Please call your Republican senator today and ask him to vote no on their so-called health care bill (one more money windfall for the very richest). We should be expanding programs such as Medicaid and Medicare, not gutting and vilifying them. Why this endless war on the working and poor? The Republicans have sabotaged the first-step Affordable Care Act from its inception, the way they've steadily sabotaged public education and other vital public programs (not that modern Dems have done much to counteract). Rather than purposefully destruct our most important public endeavors, we need to develop and build. We need to invest in people, empower people. We can enact humane and effective single-payer healthcare for all. We ought not be moving backwards on health, opportunity and access for all people.

More, call your Democrats and urge them to stand for something besides money and military industrialism. 

Power's greatest fear is healthy, educated, equal, active and engaged people. It does everything it can to stymie people on each of these fronts. 

But you can help. You can act.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ancient comments section, instant criticism, and colonial attitudes and desecration from the tomb of Ramesses VI:

"___________ was here."
"I visited and did not like anything except the sarcophagus!"
"I admired!"
"___________ was here."
"I can not read the hieroglyphs!"
"Why do you care that you can not read the hieroglyphs, I do not understand your concern!"
"___________ was here."
"I can not read this writing!"

The viral video features a sentient being suffering a nervous or psychotic break.

Monday, June 19, 2017

I posted a new batch of old song demos over at the Justin Stone Soundcloud page. These worn friends weren't going anywhere anytime soon and needed some air. Raw, rough, discordant, searching. I'm glad I got these down when I did, though the whole works keep evolving.

Carry song, friends.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Reason #1 Republicans don't
worry: people don't

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Religious extremists protesting their poor understanding of religious extremism.

We would be a better planet if every Abrahamist began His protest at the mirror, the voice box, the authoritative discourse.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Only one country, brave enough TO stand up FOR GoOD OIL man. Praise god! I got picked to REPESENT power...Not people!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Phishing scammers are terrible writers, readers, editors — yet folks get hooked by these texts all the time. Obviously we possess dismal media and technological literacies, but broad critical reading and comprehension literacy is the bigger concern.

The following phishing email is a gem for many reasons, but a special kicker is the dark, ironic, baffling final line "Thank you for your comprehension." Note the first-person voice confiding terror, note the random capitalizations: "We have faced some problems with your account, So Please update your account details." The author speaks to our illiterate, inchoate fears: No one wants to be "Temporary Limited" or de-activated. Just parse the email's title by reading aloud slowly and carefully (the single best writing and reading advice): "Statement account be is available log-in re-activated." The words do not say anything.

This email scam employs familiar, gross xenophobia and racism: Someone in "Mexico" with an "unknown device" has tried to reset your password.  You have been "accessed" and "locked" up. These dark others seek to "disable" you "permanently." Again, just read aloud slowly and carefully: "For security reason, your Apple account was locked until we hear from your." Also note the email address from which this "Apple" missive was sent: "verifications-accescostumers.com" — acces costumers? An account definitely needs to be verified, but not your account. Do not click. Do not ever click.

Note the recurring use of the 24-hour timeline, a shitty genre television and movie trope. "You Have 24hours To Solve The Problem." Something awful, something horrible looms but you have a slight agency. Act now or you will no longer be able "to enjoy all the benefits." And what are all the benefits we're enjoying? A recurring theme of these texts is the warning that something personal and abstract is about to be lost: freedom, mobility, access, benefits. Turns out these folks are just standard consumer capitalists pitching their products to our marked fear and loss.

It is true that "we have faced some problems . . . So Please" read carefully, critically. Read widely, open-mindedly. Read, read, read. It is a necessary process, a practice to be continually developed. You can start today. Read for pleasure, experience, wisdom. Enjoy all the benefits. The related processes of effective reading, writing, and learning are more than other products we could choose, if we wished, from a lurid buffet of products; these processes are integral to our human being-ness, to our shared, constantly changing existence, to our mutual growth and sustainability. We are getting turned off reading, writing, and learning, and the results will not be good.

We will disable permanently.

Thank you for your comprehension.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Kevin Ford and Ellar Coltrane's creative documentary By The River is now available to buy or rent via Vimeo On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bytheriver.

Many pieces of my poetry appear, read by Ellar over the course of the narrative, and I do too. A unique work. Many thanks to Kevin and Ellar for making us part of this good project and for carrying fire.

From Vimeo: "By The River is a an experimental feature length documentary following a young man (Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood) as he travels cross-country on a train gathering sounds and recording conversations about life, creativity, and personal growth with people he meets along the way. Featuring original music by Don PiperCalifoneand poetry by Justin David Stone. Also available with purchase, two bonus features: Further Downstream is a one hour companion film made up of additional scenes from the movie and By The River - Lomokino is a seven minute short film collage on a hand-cranked 35 mm camera."

"For an even deeper dive, please check out the official By The River Podcast, featuring extended conversations from the film, as well as original music by Brian Dillon and Michael Barnhart. Available free on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/by-the-river/id1165151456?mt=2"

Filmmaker Richard Linklater said, "So searching and feeling . . . the film is a brave and sincere attempt at communication."

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Department of Nude Jokes

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Ghost who?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Selling this Ninetendo games TV for $10,000 or $15,000 — it don't work and its dirty but you can see what it is — Nothing included — many hours were spent etc — contact me please   soon

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In the United States having
insurance was often like not
having insurance but
they told you you were fucked.

We could not remember the Dead
Meat Silence of Independence.

Monday, May 08, 2017

re-vision — never finished

Friday, May 05, 2017

Republican Evangelical Terrorists

murderers celebrating murder
and money—they love
this rich vengeful god shit

Monday, May 01, 2017

"We regret to inform you that you are not an empath. Yes, you feel bad a lot, but you are caged in subjectivity, performance, and consumerism. Please feel free to try again."

So bad at these :(

Friday, April 28, 2017

"Benjamin, on the contrary, was perfectly at home, and ate a lettuce leaf."

Potter, Beatrix. "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny." A Treasury of Peter Rabbit and Other Stories. New York: Avenel, 1978.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

When I toweled the top of my reheated pizza slice—miracle of miracles!—the grease stain gathered in the likeness of our great leader! Very presidential!

The first of you evangelicals, white supremacists, war criminals, oligarchs, CEOs, terrorists, or evangelical white-supremacist war-criminal oligarch CEO terrorists to message me a sweet cash-money offer could hang this portrait in your living room, game room, slave quarters, or coffin by next week.

#pizzagate #realDonaldTrump #cash-money #extinction

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

U.S. headlines on April 25, 2017 

Many condominiums for sale, rent at Chicago's Trump Tower (Fox News)

State Department website removes article touting history of Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate (Washington Post)

'Flabbergasted' DWTS Contestants React to Heather & Maks 'Shocking' Elimination: 'The Whole Thing Stinks' (People)

USS Michigan nuclear sub heads to South Korea (CNN)

The thing about the nightmare is how quiet it is (anonymous)

Monday, April 24, 2017

1. The internet is a horrible creature
2. I am disgusted by Laura Derm
3. No, I didn't make the list