May 2013

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The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer. They think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.

Ken Kesey

Happy Birthday, Mom!

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You were born together, and together you shall be forever more.

You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.

You shall be together even in the silent memory of the universe.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love;

rather let it be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Sing and dance together and be joyous,

but let each one of you respect the other’s individuality.

Kahlil Gibran



Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Like the crowd greeting the gladiator. Don’t stop to think, don’t interrupt the scream, exhale, release life’s rapture. Everything is blooming. Everything is flying. Everything is screaming, choking on its screams. Laughter. Running. Let-down hair. That is all there is to life.

Vladimir Nabokov

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Not perfect

Not brave enough

Not willing to put up with your shit

Not wanted

Not smart enough

Not heard

Not loyal

Not talented enough

Not valued.


Yeah, that’s me.

That’s all of us.

One day or another.


Colleen Sohn




I don’t know what my life would be without The Doors, some cavernous gaping void aching to be filled, most likely. A lifetime of memories of and with my Dad, and countless hours listening and singing and dancing along on my own. A wild, crazy love borne in the womb.

So it is with great sadness that I bid adieu to Ray Manzarek, keyboardist extraordinaire.

Break on through, Ray, and say hello to Jim.

photograph by Michael Ochs


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