David Boles

David Boles David Boles is an author, actor, musician, lyricist, publisher and producer. MFA Columbia. "If the oaks and stars could die for sorrow, it's a dark sky and a hard and naked earth we'd have this night." (John Millington Synge)

David Boles has worked in entertainment and education for over 40 years. He's an author, actor, musician, lyricist, publisher and producer. MFA Columbia.

12/05/2019
Respond. Don't React.

Are we too quick to think, and not explore? When faced with a choice, do we follow our gut, or belie our instinct? There's a reason there's money in the response, and a dagger in the reaction.

Recovery is the key to stamina. Sometimes it is better to fall than stand.
12/04/2019

Recovery is the key to stamina. Sometimes it is better to fall than stand.

It is rare to find an excellent Yoga book that plainly explains why a thoughtful practice exquisitely heals. Take a look...
12/04/2019

It is rare to find an excellent Yoga book that plainly explains why a thoughtful practice exquisitely heals. Take a look at Naomi Anannand's "Yoga: Manual for Life" for a detailed, and human, explanation of our higher, moral, core!

A tree -- in winnowed celebration of the life of the earth -- begins humbly, without exaltation, or lights, or tinsel --...
12/04/2019

A tree -- in winnowed celebration of the life of the earth -- begins humbly, without exaltation, or lights, or tinsel -- to stand agains the cold, in recognition of a windswept higher calling.

Collective bargaining is the one unbreakable bond workers may yield, like a cudgel, against the bitter interests of big ...
12/03/2019

Collective bargaining is the one unbreakable bond workers may yield, like a cudgel, against the bitter interests of big business.

Beware of what you believe you have birthed.
12/03/2019
Indigo Children as Snake Oil | David Boles, Blogs

Beware of what you believe you have birthed.

There’s a new movement afoot in the Snake Oil business built on the tenuous and slippery stepping stones of childhood: The Indigo Child is on the rise and sitting on your front porch! You joi…

The skill in shooting is knowing how to make an aim true before the other guy.
12/03/2019

The skill in shooting is knowing how to make an aim true before the other guy.

There is always danger tugging us down into the depths -- using a chubby hand and an enticing smile.
12/02/2019

There is always danger tugging us down into the depths -- using a chubby hand and an enticing smile.

Sometimes a bomb is more effective as a work of Art than a threat of mind.
12/02/2019

Sometimes a bomb is more effective as a work of Art than a threat of mind.

Public contemplation of the news has always been the main link between neighbors and friends; together we know, apart we...
12/02/2019

Public contemplation of the news has always been the main link between neighbors and friends; together we know, apart we fall into holes.

How a city dies is through the blood loss of its citizens.
12/01/2019
Gangland in Newark: Murder at Ivy Hill | David Boles, Blogs

How a city dies is through the blood loss of its citizens.

Handguns are made to kill people. We know this in our bones because of murders in Far Rockaway and Fulham and Orange and now, once again, in Newark. The bloodshed in New Jersey, spewed Gangland sty…

Here's a great way to smoothly plan your way into moving into a Vegan lifestyle. Michelle Neff's excellent "Going Vegan"...
11/30/2019

Here's a great way to smoothly plan your way into moving into a Vegan lifestyle. Michelle Neff's excellent "Going Vegan" book gives you a journal layout for inspiration, as well as formal encouragement for making this important change for your life and health!

The scariest moments are those that move us from incredulity.
11/29/2019

The scariest moments are those that move us from incredulity.

Beware! The kiss of death tolls for thee -- for thee -- and not thou!
11/29/2019

Beware! The kiss of death tolls for thee -- for thee -- and not thou!

Bob Holman is a friend and an Ace! He has two new books of poetry out now -- written 50 years apart! -- and you get the ...
11/29/2019

Bob Holman is a friend and an Ace! He has two new books of poetry out now -- written 50 years apart! -- and you get the squeeze of time pressed against the expectation of living a human life. We read to know. We weep to feel.

I wasn't sure I'd get my Thanksgiving 5K Apple Workout award today, but I did the 3.1 mile walk in 93 minutes against a ...
11/28/2019

I wasn't sure I'd get my Thanksgiving 5K Apple Workout award today, but I did the 3.1 mile walk in 93 minutes against a 25 MPH headwind and 44 degree temperature for a 35 degree wind chill. Glad I was wearing gloves!

Judgement always falls from above rather than reaping from below.
11/28/2019

Judgement always falls from above rather than reaping from below.

The risk to a braided prairie is the untwisted catastrophe.
11/28/2019

The risk to a braided prairie is the untwisted catastrophe.

I think we've reached the nadir of "Body Parts as Turkeys" drawings!
11/28/2019

I think we've reached the nadir of "Body Parts as Turkeys" drawings!

Lucky O'Connell -- David Boles, Blogs dog author who is actually a dog -- wishes you a bright and happy Thanksgiving Day...
11/28/2019

Lucky O'Connell -- David Boles, Blogs dog author who is actually a dog -- wishes you a bright and happy Thanksgiving Day! May all your dreams be bony!

"Black Friday" has now become "Black Forever!" I started getting hardcore Black Friday offers last week, and some compan...
11/27/2019

"Black Friday" has now become "Black Forever!" I started getting hardcore Black Friday offers last week, and some companies are now claiming "every day is Black Friday" -- and you know "Every Day is Christmas!" can't be far behind!

Crazing may ruin a finish, but it also speaks to the tempering of weather against time.
11/27/2019

Crazing may ruin a finish, but it also speaks to the tempering of weather against time.

Atonement for the sins of living arrive hard and earthy from the sky and the wetlands. Do we appease the Sun God for pro...
11/27/2019

Atonement for the sins of living arrive hard and earthy from the sky and the wetlands. Do we appease the Sun God for profit, or do we cower in the valleys, cold, and without hope of homesteading on the top of the hill?

I'm not sure about the appeal of this bloody new shoe! It looks infected with Smallpox!
11/26/2019

I'm not sure about the appeal of this bloody new shoe! It looks infected with Smallpox!

A friend says, "@Wendys Spicy Avocado BLT Chicken Sandwich is 100% better than the Popeye's Spicy Chicken sandwich. No c...
11/26/2019

A friend says, "@Wendys Spicy Avocado BLT Chicken Sandwich is 100% better than the Popeye's Spicy Chicken sandwich. No comparison. Hands down. Wendy's wins for taste, tenderness, and all around juiciness!" So there!

There was a time in these United States when we had to share, both land, and lodging -- and we longed for the American d...
11/26/2019

There was a time in these United States when we had to share, both land, and lodging -- and we longed for the American dream; but it was deferred for meaning, and substance, and for first and last month's rent, plus a month deposit.

It is always a surprise when the friendly reveal themselves not to be friends, but, all along, vested, hidden enemies. W...
11/25/2019

It is always a surprise when the friendly reveal themselves not to be friends, but, all along, vested, hidden enemies. Where once we loved, and trusted, we are now taken aback by decay and viciousness.

Looking for a way out points to one way in.
11/25/2019

Looking for a way out points to one way in.

Long division is always a problem when it comes to multiplying beverages with dancing.
11/24/2019

Long division is always a problem when it comes to multiplying beverages with dancing.

If you value your privacy, you might want to think about turning OFF the ability for others to capture photos of you dur...
11/23/2019

If you value your privacy, you might want to think about turning OFF the ability for others to capture photos of you during a FaceTime video call. On your iPhone, iPad and Mac, go to your FaceTime Settings and turn OFF the capture ability!

OMG! I'm married to Stan Marsh! (Actually, quite lovely, and right -- Stand is the most decent person on South Park.)
11/23/2019

OMG! I'm married to Stan Marsh! (Actually, quite lovely, and right -- Stand is the most decent person on South Park.)

So, my South Park DNA results are back -- and I'm a tie between Tuong Lu Kim and Grampa Marsh! I guess I can accept that...
11/23/2019

So, my South Park DNA results are back -- and I'm a tie between Tuong Lu Kim and Grampa Marsh! I guess I can accept that, because, a third of the way through the analysis, I was Lisa Berger! http://SPandME.com

As the Oculus groans to breathe in NYC, it reassembles itself to reflect the values of a hungering nation. This is not T...
11/22/2019

As the Oculus groans to breathe in NYC, it reassembles itself to reflect the values of a hungering nation. This is not Thanksgiving. This is Christmas, with all the perils of a wintertime purchase!

Some terrors need not be lived; they are imagined reality.
11/22/2019

Some terrors need not be lived; they are imagined reality.

Sometimes, to fairly earn work, you need to sit down to stand up.
11/22/2019

Sometimes, to fairly earn work, you need to sit down to stand up.

11/21/2019
Talk to Transformer

Thinking by proxy! Here's a snippet of thought I shared with a neural network -- "Today, I come to you with this message of learning and knowledge" -- and here's how that network completed my sentence with the start of a speech.

Granularity in contemplation leads to the growth of big thinking that lasts beyond the turn of a page, and the flip of a...
11/21/2019

Granularity in contemplation leads to the growth of big thinking that lasts beyond the turn of a page, and the flip of a mind.

11/21/2019
The Fonda Effect

Every Nebraskan owes Henry Fonda a moment of faith as we try to break from the confines of a braided prairie and accept the friendships offered to us from afar, and from strangers.

Young people today judge their elders who still drink from disposable water bottles. Here's evidence of the new paradigm...
11/20/2019

Young people today judge their elders who still drink from disposable water bottles. Here's evidence of the new paradigm: Bring your own bottle, reuse it, refill it at a water station, then lose it in process, and add to the landfill anyway.

To reap the solar wind is to travel beyond what you can imagine and then find a safe path home.
11/20/2019

To reap the solar wind is to travel beyond what you can imagine and then find a safe path home.

A promise is something that must be kept. A promise never expires. A promise cannot be transferred.
11/20/2019

A promise is something that must be kept. A promise never expires. A promise cannot be transferred.

Hmm. "Welcome to the Bern" -- is it a political statement or a graffiti defacement of private property? Some movements d...
11/19/2019

Hmm. "Welcome to the Bern" -- is it a political statement or a graffiti defacement of private property? Some movements don't belong on the street.

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