Archive for the 'shamanism' Category

donation requests (accompanied by artsy la floralpix) (308)

Monday, April 24th, 2006

chers,
first off, thank you linda for the donation of copies of barbara tuchman’s a distant mirror, and e.e. cummings’ tulips & chimneys.

detail from mid-wilshire koreatown, 0ff ardmore
there are many projects for which i need everyone’s donations. here is a sampling:
office
$100–ink cartridges for printer and office supplies, including paper
$200–phone bill and wireless internet access

Please click on […]

pink: dear mr. president live (305)

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

to listen to pink sing “dear mr. president” live, please click on this sentence.
–lyr

citrine-4 sky (301)

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

citrine-4 sky (301)

softdawn today
thinking
perhaps pink
perhaps violet
perhaps–
when bright
broken pieces of cloud
–skydents–
catch flamish firegoldisms
& ignite my heart
with invisibly air-wavering
subhorizonal upcrawling
& hot-breath’d heat-drafts
exhaled along the sun’s
chariot engine chimney
& arising me now
–lyr

waiting for the time to change: 300th post at aids-write.org (300)

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

wow.
this is the 300th post on the aids-write.org weblog since memorial day weekend and gay pride of last year.
300 songs. i had no idea i’d been that productive.
this is a moment of joy and strength. a moment for gratitude. a moment to ask for cash donations.
this instant, april 1, saturday night, in chilly, rainy, […]

kyrgyzstan movie report: love as a trial. (292a)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

kyrgyzstan movie report: love as a trial. (292a)
[note–there’s still some scrubbing up to do on this–lyr]
here is yet another remarkable aids story, which is to say another remarkable human story.
aids in kyrgyzstan, i read this morning.
aids in kyrgyzstan.
it never ceases to amaze me as i read through the global reports. hiv disease has spread […]

riding the jeweled elephant (269)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

riding the jeweled elephant
originally posted june 23, 2005
(for some reason, the moon has been extra-bright as well as extra-full these last three mornings. partying for the solstice, i suspect. he wakes me up at 4am, shining in my window like a siren, like a song, like a searchlight, like a new ghost. i slide open […]

the war that can’t be won (268)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

the war that can’t bewon
inaugural post
june 2, 2005
here begins the journal of an aids shaman.
what is aids?
aids—hiv disease—is not a blessing, contrary to the sentimental testimonials of many of my brothers and sisters in infection. i cringe every time i hear another hiver say, “hiv is the best thing that ever happened to […]

cultural crisis (267)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

cultural crisis: what better chains bind us?
(originally posted june 8, 2005)
i am an aids shaman. i am an artist. i am a creator of culture. i am political. film in later installments. — moi
i ran into a remarkable book early in 2004, right after i’d been released from […]

mooney note (266)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

michael mooney, deep point man
(originally posted july 17, 2005)
in the process of getting my previous post ready, i had to doublecheck the medibolics website url so i could post a link in reference to anabolic steroid therapy for hivers. it occurred to me i’d been out of contact with michael mooney and nelson vergel for […]

part 1: justice edwin cameron: introduction (264)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

eoe:
four posts on
south africa’s
justice edwin cameron
& his new book,
witness to aids.
part 1: my introduction
Book Reading and Panel Discussion with
South Africa’s Justice Edwin Cameron
October 21, 2005
cameron introduction
chers,
this is a remarkable set of texts. on october 21, 2005, kaiser family foundation broadcast a book reading and panel discussion with south africa’s justice edwin cameron, a member […]