Friday, January 29, 2010


Part One - 6/7/06
Part Two - 6/18/07

As far back as 2006, I had visions of a place that seemed so far away, and maybe it was at first. I could see it clear as day, but the way in which I did couldn't have been much worse. It was indeed in my imagination, even though the visions appeared to be real...and even though there wasn't much at the time to bargain with, we both already knew the deal.

Fast-forward to a year later, and the visions became songs, with different characters playing the lead. It was amazing to see what grew, simply from an imaginary seed. Then again, there's truth in every tale, even if that tale appears to be tall. The time was yet to be determined, which was even better, since it forced me to remain ready, and be on-call.

And recently...the visions became reality, in ways better than I ever thought. The excitement of the times came from so many places, that it was imperative for 'em all to be caught. But instead of pictures, journals, and other keepsakes, they'll be stored where it all began...right there in my mind, and anytime I'm in need of a reminder, they won't be too hard to find.

1/29/10 @ 6:20 P.M.
Photo by Clifton Henri

Monday, January 18, 2010

Higher Education

Thoughts of having tenure comes across the brain from time-to-time. May be hard to believe, given what's seen in the present, as well as the past. Even though the work seems endless, the joys that comes along override it, and make things last. Will that day ever come? Perhaps, even though there's no projected date. Besides, the journey is where it's at, and as long as the vision remains fixed, God certainly won't be late.

Being part-time faculty brings the freedom to move freely, but stability isn't at the top of the list. And even though you can basically move with lil-to-no penalty, it's getting easier to stay still and resist...the urge to just get up at the first sign of friction and go. Besides, things could turn out for the better, if there's less thought as to the current position, and instead just...take things slow.

Higher education can be quite the journey, as is being found out in the present-day...and the best part is knowing the most gratifying success is coming...somehow, someway.

1/18/10 @ 12:57 A.M.
Photo by Clifton Henri

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


We could be on separate planets
The Earth or the Moon

Heart to heart, we're still in tune

And you know, you know (hearts don't lie)

I don't even care if we're not together

Cause that's the part that never lasts forever

I bet you always will.


She said it better than it could ever be said.

Be easy.

Photo by Clifton Henri