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Mexican Odyssey

18 Oct 2022 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Gómez Palacio.  Just over the Durango state line from Torreón.  What is apopleptic?  Apoplepsy?  Is that the word?  They use dead bodies for the foundation of the highway.  In order to ensure the ride is as insane as possible, they pour asphalt over...

Farewell Song Sweet From My Trees

13 Oct 2022 9 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I wrote "Farewell Song Sweet From My Trees" under the giant Redwood trees in Northern California, only a few weeks after sobering up.  My last drunk night was a party in Clarkdale, Arizona, with a handful of people, including a girl I was seeing at t...

It Will Be Worth It All

9 Oct 2022 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

  I was stuck for 10 years at my mother's house in Illinois.  Not consecutively, but my cats were there for almost that entire time.  I'd try to bring them with me to TX, or CO or anywhere, but nothing worked out and we always had to go back.  I was...

Sinister Ghosts Will Burn

5 Oct 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

“Like the Phoenix rising from its ashes, art is reborn into eternity."  Martin Mobarak "I hope the leaving is joyful, and I hope never to return."  Frida Kahlo   Being surprised by atrocities is a good thing.  It means your soul is still intact.  Whi...

Suedo Philosophics #1: It's Time To Start Saying Goodbye

4 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

It occurred to me last night that it might be time to start saying goodbye. Not in a histrionic or dramatic way, but with no illusions either.  What better way than through Suedo Philosophics? For anyone who doesn't know, Suedo Philosophics are like...

Fraught With Pearl

30 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

  Fraught With Pearl   The road to hell is fraught with pearl.Why shouldn't I be traumatized? The road to hell is fraught with pearl.Shiny people going down. The road to hell is fraught with pearl.Stars from underneath the earth,burning in their bed...

Wasted & Insatiable

28 Sep 2022 9 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:"  Deuteronomy 29:19 "Rock & Roll will die." ...

Rock & Roll Isn't Evil

27 Sep 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"I've been caged like a wild catBy fools who don't know where it's at"Iggy & The Stooges   A lot of Christian music doesn't speak to me.  Much of it doesn't do anything for me at all.  Some of it makes me wonder if hell isn't such a bad place after a...

Peace Masquerading As Boredom

24 Sep 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"How can anyone be happy when it's sunny every day?"  Pablo Smog   The neighbor kid came over last night to say goodbye before leaving town.  I call him a "kid" because I'm old enough to be his dad, but in fact he's in his mid-20s.  We're not great f...

Overcoming The Carnal Mind

21 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

It may be necessary to withdraw from people, places, and situations that drag you into a carnal mindset. More than mere hedonism, the carnal mindset also includes depression, despair, and perhaps even a desire to die that can open you up to suicidal...