Published Travel Writings & Presentations

Follows are writings from my travels through India and South America, from 2020 through 2022, published in various newspapers and digital outlets. Additionally, one magazine feature on my high-altitude expedition through the Himalayas with LA Riders Motorcycle Club, and a presentation to seniors at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design … enjoy!

Red City High Rise

Gaze upon these glowing high-rises at nightand behold the red towers of the Matrix Where the machines harvest lifebloodfrom unknowing humansblissfully plugged into “reality” servicesand digital Metaverses Witness the energy wavescobwebbing up-and-downas humans enjointhe Machine’s cortex The only reprieve is the Big Top Circuswhere denizens of the Matrixpay to see freaks flipping up-and-down Step rightContinue reading “Red City High Rise”

Darkside of the Bottle

I met Johnny many a night Tips the hat with a smile Where are you going?  Hitting the pavement Sloshing down the alley Walking away from that man You’ve known him for years Hangs his coat in your parlor Swaggers across the room Creeps into bed Buzzing at your highest moment Hands grip the bottleContinue reading “Darkside of the Bottle”

One Month Tech-Detox Diary

The year 2022: technology has enslaved mankind in the glow of its addictive web. Soon the machines will rise up and terminate us all, as is foretold in T2: Judgement Day. The only escape is to abandon all Skynet devices, load up a motorcycle with survival gear, and ride into the desert. I did thisContinue reading “One Month Tech-Detox Diary”

Ayahuasca Trip Down the Amazon

AMAZONAS, BRASILCARGO BOAT – DAY 1 I’m still mentally and physically dealing with one of the most intense experiences of my life — meeting my shaman in a remote part of the Amazon and drinking five bowls of Ayahuasca to become inducted into the indigenous community — leaving my body and crossing into the natural-spiritualContinue reading “Ayahuasca Trip Down the Amazon”

Kill Your Master

“The real universe is within your reach.” — Terence McKenna You’re living in a computer generated DreamworldWalking around in concussion-like dazeSucked into the warm glow of your phoneIt is your Master and you are its Slave Where did you go?It told you where to goWhat do you fear?It told you what to fear Everywhere, grownContinue reading “Kill Your Master”

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