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 "We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope." 
                                                          -Jyn Erso

we are in some uncertain times and while the truth is we always have been, there is an urgency upon us. some might say it is the end but it's equally valid to consider it the beginning. either way, it is time to try something we've never before, it is time to heal and topple the agenda. 

as a child of the 80s i have a lot of experience with dysfunction. not all of us were raised by tramps and thieves (of which i give tremendous gratitude) but our culture was dysfunctional, as well. my later years spent studying psychology, world religions, and human communication and working as a community social worker provided a world of insight but did not provide all the answers i was seeking. in fact, my experiences seemed only to create more questions.

so i left academia and the professional gig in order to pursue my true passion: happy dark art..

i started painting and observing and writing and the time is now to create order out of the chaos and the last eight years of my "inner work."

calling all dreamers. the time has come to put our imaginations to use and RISE!



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(or where i answer your questions and then ask more questions)

gentle rebel? peaceful revolution? isn't that like an oxymoron?

"...friendly fire, that's a funny term, like civil war..." so says sage francis in one of his many sociopolitically aware hiphop songs.

it could be considered oxymoronic but if it makes people stop and think, it is effective in its purpose. like the flobots say, "if you are thinking you are winning." what would the world look like if we could literally embody non-violent non-resistance? to resist is to struggle. to struggle is to fight. to fight is to engage in violence. and violence only creates more violence. you know what einstein said about expecting different results by doing the same old shit, right?

(enter image of peaceful rebel)

but i want to freak out, this is some freak shit, how am i not supposed to panic rn? 

we must stay calm in our panic. it's like a new slogan but really buddha talked about being the spoke of the wheel...the steady center of the wheel...and dr. seuss made a bunch of political cartoons during WWII - and - also made a magnificent painting about creating your own patch of calm amongst the chaos. we can stay vigilant, speak out, and act while maintaining steady and centered.

(insert seuss image)

it is the new paradigm. like a dial on a radio, we adjust, we can settle on any spot on the spectrum and hold our peace, we can keep adjusting.

resistance creates resistance when the forces are in opposition
glide and slide
smooth transition



remember: rebellions are built on hope

non - violent badass
not full of empty platitudes but deeper meditations for connection 





  • of gentle - but kick-ass - communication skills
  • of learning to listen and find the common thread between each and every one of us
we need heroes
build them
don't put your fist up
fill them
fight with our hopes and our hearts and our hands
we're the architects of our last stand
- flobots


is this ship going to sink or are we gonna turn this ship around?

rebellion. revolution. resolution.

gentle rebellion.
peaceful revolution.
ultimate/epic/??? resolution.



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 "We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope." 
                                                          -Jyn Erso

we are in some uncertain times and while the truth is we always have been, there is an urgency upon us. some might say it is the end but it's equally valid to consider it the beginning. either way, it is time to try something we've never before, it is time to heal and topple the agenda. 

as a child of the 80s i have a lot of experience with dysfunction. not all of us were raised by tramps and thieves (of which i give tremendous gratitude) but our culture was dysfunctional, as well. my later years spent studying psychology, world religions, and human communication and working as a community social worker provided a world of insight but did not provide all the answers i was seeking. in fact, my experiences seemed only to create more questions.

so i left academia and the professional gig in order to pursue my true passion: happy dark art..

i started painting and observing and writing and the time is now to create order out of the chaos and the last eight years of my "inner work."

calling all dreamers. the time has come to put our imaginations to use and RISE!



q + a
(or where i answer your questions and then ask more questions)

gentle rebel? peaceful revolution? isn't that like an oxymoron?

"...friendly fire, that's a funny term, like civil war..." so says sage francis in one of his many sociopolitically aware hiphop songs.

it could be considered oxymoronic but if it makes people stop and think, it is effective in its purpose. like the flobots say, "if you are thinking you are winning." what would the world look like if we could literally embody non-violent non-resistance? to resist is to struggle. to struggle is to fight. to fight is to engage in violence. and violence only creates more violence. you know what einstein said about expecting different results by doing the same old shit, right?

(enter image of peaceful rebel)

but i want to freak out, this is some freak shit, how am i not supposed to panic rn? 

we must stay calm in our panic. it's like a new slogan but really buddha talked about being the spoke of the wheel...the steady center of the wheel...and dr. seuss made a bunch of political cartoons during WWII - and - also made a magnificent painting about creating your own patch of calm amongst the chaos. we can stay vigilant, speak out, and act while maintaining steady and centered.

(insert seuss image)

it is the new paradigm. like a dial on a radio, we adjust, we can settle on any spot on the spectrum and hold our peace, we can keep adjusting.

resistance creates resistance when the forces are in opposition
glide and slide
smooth transition



remember: rebellions are built on hope

non - violent badass
not full of empty platitudes but deeper meditations for connection 





  • of gentle - but kick-ass - communication skills
  • of learning to listen and find the common thread between each and every one of us
we need heroes
build them
don't put your fist up
fill them
fight with our hopes and our hearts and our hands
we're the architects of our last stand
- flobots


is this ship going to sink or are we gonna turn this ship around?

rebellion. revolution. resolution.

gentle rebellion.
peaceful revolution.
ultimate/epic/??? resolution.



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