Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Rodeo at the Coliseum

Just when I thought Tucson couldn't get more small town or wholesome, I find out there is a major event, a rodeo, taking place. Kids get a 4-day weekend, classes are canceled, places close down for the day, all for some rodeo events and, I'm sure, a good time.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Star Chasm

Under a starry sky, a tired man waits at a bus stop and lets out a slew of dehydrated coughs. Down the bench from him sits another patron of public pickup and passaging. The patron's face was greasy from a hard day's labor, his blue hat sat atop his light brown ponytail masculinely, and a cigarette passed from hand-to-hand-to-mouth.

"Do you have allergies." He says with a light and clear voice that stung the man's ears.

The man answers irkingly, no.

"Are you just sick, with the cold, or something," he tries again.

The man answers annoyingly, no, just a pinch in his throat, to the patron.

"I've been sneezing like crazy lately. Just achoo, achoo, all the time y'know. Well not right now, now I'm not doing it, but yesterday it was crazy." He lurched forward in demonstration but the man slouched into the uncomfortable metal bus bench in anxiety.

"I was digging around in the dirt yesterday too so that might be why."

The man looked over with an apologetic face, still resting on the bench. 'When I first saw you I thought you would be completely nonsensical but now I realize I was cosmically wrong.'

"Really?" The man asked.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Enter Goblins

 Progress and armor have been made.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Progressive Park

Like most kids, growing up I thought my parents had no idea what they were talking about. I felt I was smarter than them by around age 14, and I say that is too long. I have a dream where all kids are smarter than their parents, from any age, on any subject, and despite the lack of experience; where kids point out all the flaws and mistakes of their parents, therefore undermining the entire parent-child dynamic, reversing it completely. Only then have we made progress as a society and with education.

I know that's what all the education reformists are aiming for, and I can only hope, for now, that they make leaps and bounds in their cause. Because, there's still progress in the learning of the children, but not nearly as fast as I want it to be.

Reading: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and hundreds of Persona creative writing entries.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Off to new lands. My swords and I are three brothers in need of this adventure, we yearn for it, the struggles and training.

Friday, February 4, 2011


The wind nips any part of you it can get it, phasing through any article of clothing no matter how thick, forgoing shivers and smoky breaths; passing from the north just as quickly as it came.

I hate this weather so. I can only bear cold during the night but when the sun is up I expect sweating and panting.