L’appel du vide

This is a Kafka quote I have hanging on my wall next to my writing computer: Follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.

Saturday, April 29. 2023


He was a writer of razor-blade poems, they were not pretty, but they were so very good. No No Man, FACE and More Noise Please are the top three that come to mind. They are on YouTube, I would post them here but I am too lazy.

The Book
I am in New York City 1849 and it has been absolutely marvelous. I had to do a lot of world-building to get here, and now that I am in the thick of it, this is where I know enough to where I don’t have to keep stopping and double-checking because right now, I am now fully immersed in my wheel-house.

What keeps me going is knowing there are probably ten people out there who are just as obsessed as I am about my obsessions and I am totally OK with that.

Music:Desire by Yello


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