October 6./

To get some fresh air this afternoon, I walked down a remote part of Pensacola Beach. The skies were bleak and there was a light drizzle. I didn’t go with the intention of getting in the water, I just wanted to spend some time outside. As I walked, I decided to take a few picturesContinue reading “October 6./”

Essay./ Note to the Artist

There’s this confusion that new artists have a tendency to exhibit. I want to clear it up. Whatever you feel, put it into your art. Nothing is off the table. It doesn’t matter what it is- there is no exception to this. There is nothing too indecent or wrong to work with. It’s common forContinue reading “Essay./ Note to the Artist”

September 11./

I’m still here. Update soon. I’m just listening to music tonight and I’ll catch up tomorrow. This song has me caught up inside: Bloc Party: The Healing Calm down, let the world spin roundThere ain’t no other place to beTake this lifelineSkin tearsBut the flesh will weaveBack together againOnly scars now Go easy, just beAsContinue reading “September 11./”

August 29./

Today was my first day out of quarantine. To be honest, the day was somewhat anticlimactic. I expected that I’d spend time wandering around town but instead I was lazy. Hotel living is hard and while I want to be out, I didn’t muster up the energy. There are definitely parks to explore around BiloxiContinue reading “August 29./”

August 26./

After class this morning, I went for a quick drive to Gulfport to grab some food and get hotel supplies. With the rigamarole of moving, I wasn’t paying attention to how long I’d be in a hotel. By the time this course is done and I’ve moved to Pensacola, I’ll have been in hotels forContinue reading “August 26./”

August 25./

After abandoning blogging a few years ago, I’ve fallen out of the “web-design” loop. WordPress has changed their entire setup with the block editing. It’s nice and I wish they would have done it five years but I’m totally clueless on how to get it to work. Maybe I’ve become too used to automated designsContinue reading “August 25./”

August 21./

As I drove home from the grocer, “City Lights” played through my car speakers. Wind whipped through the open windows and filled the song with a cool static. The car seemed to drive itself. My hand gently stretched out grabbed at nothing. To the left, a truck creeped by and added an ugly rumble. ItsContinue reading “August 21./”

August 18./

Day two of class! Everything goes smooth. Glad to have busted out the headphones. I feel more like myself listening to music. I know that I’m talking into the void but if anyone wants to talk music, I’m always down. I randomly found this indie running playlist and it’s actually good. Indie music became allContinue reading “August 18./”

August 17./

First day of class is finished! With how busy I’ve been planning this move, I haven’t really spent time meeting new people. It was pretty cool to meet others from around the country – even if it was only online. Not much else to report. I’ve been listening to post-punk today for the first timeContinue reading “August 17./”

August 15./

First day off island. It took 3 flights and 15 hours to get to Biloxi. I think I managed to snag 4 hours of sleep. Usually I’m not too bad with jetlag. It’s 9pm here and my eyes are sore from being awake. But I’ve managed to stay up. Tomorrow I’ll get to explore theContinue reading “August 15./”

August 14./

Sitting at the HNL airport, it’s finally starting to dawn on me that I’m leaving. I’ve been go go go for so long preparing for the move that I haven’t really felt sad about moving. Today I drove the North shore coast to Kaneohe. The weather has been perfect and my entire left side ofContinue reading “August 14./”

August 13./

It’s strange – today was my last full day living in Hawaii. It’s been five years since I arrived. I’ve thought about what to write tonight but I keep coming up short. There isn’t a way to capture this much of my life in an eloquent post. I’ll write what I can. When I arrived,Continue reading “August 13./”

August 11./

Well, I’m official without a home now! I had my move-out inspection this morning. Funny to think that I’ve been stressed for the last few weeks about it. I paid for a cleaner and I was still nervous that I’d have a crazy person inspecting my window sills for dust. Oh well, I tend toContinue reading “August 11./”

August 10./

It’s strange that in a few days, I’ll no longer live in Hawaii. This place has become my home. I remember the way the island smelled when I first stepped off the plane. The air was thick and it smelled like the ocean. It was almost exactly five years ago. Now I sit in myContinue reading “August 10./”

July 28./

Lately I’ve felt too filled with fluff. It seems like I go through cycles of this. Every couple years, I feel like running out of the back door of my life and moving to Greenland. Maybe the snowy hills have the cure? Two years ago, I started the slow walk out of a relationship thatContinue reading “July 28./”

July 26./

It feels weird to write again. I’m filled with words for the first time in a long time. We’ll start with introductions and see where that takes us. It’s been a while. I feel like I need a fresh start. You can call me Mav. I’m 26 years old and living in Honolulu. I’ve beenContinue reading “July 26./”