“Many native traditions held clowns and tricksters as essential to any contact with the sacred. People could not pray until they had laughed, because laughter opens and frees from rigid preconception. Humans had to have tricksters within the most sacred ceremonies lest they forget the sacred comes through upset, reversal, surprise. The trickster in most native traditions is essential to creation, to birth.”

Prof. Byrd Gibbens, Professor of English, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Without You

This Place Is Empty (Remastered)

Walk right in, sit on down, and make yourself at home
Come on, baby, you’re just like me, and you hate to be alone

It’s funny how things go around
It’s crazy, but it’s true
This place is empty, oh so empty
It’s empty without you…

The Paradise Syndrome

This guy just had one of the most surreal, awesome nights of his life. Not Shatner, I meant me. The only thing that could make this night better is some old school Star Trek, so I’m watching “The Paradise Syndrome” right now.

There’s really nothing that old school Star Trek can’t make even better. It’s like extra tasty nerd sprinkles on the hot fudge sundae of life.

2021 UPDATE: I have no recollection of writing this. I remember nothing about the night in question. But I wasn’t wrong about old school Star Trek. I rather like this mysterious little nugget of positivity. Have some pictures to go with it. I hope your nights are as good as mine apparently was. And listen to some Clapton while you’re at it. It’s a toe tapper.

Eric Clapton - "Pretending" [Official Music Video]