I am a writer, a poet, an artist, a musician, a photographer, and a filmmaker. I write essays on politics, religion, philosophy, society and personal musings. I don’t write to be popular, or to be loved by a mass audience. I write because I like to write about things I care about and to express my opinions so others can decide for themselves whether it is worthy of attention, or just idle chatter to be discarded.
Things I write may sometimes irritate or upset you, or they will make you think. That’s a good thing, either way. If they irritate or upset you, please understand, we are all individuals and not everyone thinks alike. Compassion and empathy are good!
I have a photography portfolio web site, as well as photo’s from my travels on this blog. I also have a poetry web site, also splattered with many of my photos. I have a Twitter feed where I Twixt ditty’s I may feel have some import about Archaeology or Film making. Oh, did I tell you I’m an Archaeology fanatic? Well, yes, I am. My Twitter feed has no political content, and I only re-tweet on occasion, and only information that I have filtered and deem not be re-hash trash. On occasion I’ll tweet opportunities around the USA for freelance video work and such. So subscribe to my Twitter feed. I need more followers to reinforce my Twit world relevance. Married, grown kids, grandkid(s), semi-retired, freelance Indy producer, blah, blah, blah. I’ll skip all the boring stuff.
I also have a ‘You Tube‘ channel where you can find some of my more recent film work. And of course I have the gratuitous Facebook for close friends and family. I’d like to keep it that way. I still love you, though. I do have a personal Facebook web page for film industry stuff, so if you are into that kind of stuff, friend me. Right now I have about zero friends on that page. I have a few more web sites you can check out on the ‘Find Me In The Ether Of The Web‘ page. Check them out!
Why is this called ‘The Circus and the Zoo‘? Well, it’s based on a poetry series I began a few years back and have yet to complete (maybe never, if it’s ongoing). The ‘Circus’ is where all the performers perform all of their tricks and talents for all the world to gaze upon with awe. This is somewhat like most people out there in the real world (or the ‘unreal’ world). (Much of what exists is an illusion anyway). So consider yourself part of the ‘Circus’. Whereas the ‘Zoo’ is where some dangerous and sometimes not so dangerous creatures are kept in cages, behind bars, or fenced in. Sometimes people fence or cage themselves in for various reasons. At other times they are fenced in or caged by others. Some are dangerous and deserve to be caged or fenced in. Others are there only for the purpose of being on display for the gawking audiences. So most of us are in the ‘Circus‘ and some of us are in the ‘Zoo‘ . . . and still some of us are in both. Sometimes people move from ‘Circus’ to ‘Zoo’ or from ‘Zoo’ to ‘Circus’. Sometimes all in the same day. Hence, ‘The Circus and the Zoo’.
And I’ll spice up the textual world with some of my best photos. I am a photographer and I love images that tell stories. All of my photos and poems on this site are my own. And they are available for publication or purchase, if you are so inclined. I don’t mind you sharing on your blog, as long as you email me and let me know in advance and credit me, the author, as is the honorable thing to do.