Saturday, February 25, 2012

Where I'm at

I seem to have ground to a halt on rewriting my '11 NaNo project. I'm not sure where to go from here. It's been in the back of my mind, and seems to be intent on staying there for a while. Instead of beating my head against the proverbial wall, I think it's time to do some things different. Some different things. 

I'm thinking on some short story ideas, & some Impressions(poetry)

Oh, and thanks for "tuning in" - Here's Bruce Cockburn, live on KINK.FM, at the Bing Lounge in Portland - Lovers in a Dangerous Time , from the album Stealing Fire - to make it worth the trip. 

If you think in terms of a "trip" in the old LSD "trippin" sense, then the phrase "worth the trip" takes on a little different meaning, huh?

Okay, one more for old time's trippin's sake - Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced, title track from his 1967 debut. I first heard Jimi in my big brother G's dorm room at St John's Lutheran College in Winfield, Kansas. I think it must have been 1968, because G. also had a new copy of the follow up Axis Bold as Love (1967 in UK, but not released in USA till '68) I think this may have been where the ancient and venerable term "Acid Rock" came into parlance, and for good reason.
More later,

Love, john ross


  1. It's good to give your novel time. If short stories and poetry are calling you, there's a reason--maybe even connected to the book. All these things work together. Trust yourself.

    1. Thanks, Johanna! I can always count on you prop me up in moments of insecurity.