Monday, June 25, 2012

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This is going to be one of my new hubs for spiritual guidance.  I hope you will all tune in to receive advice and tarot readings.  I am very excited by this and I'm sure this is going to be a blast.  I have been doing a lot of planning for this and am certain you will enjoy what The Lunar Safari has to offer.

Monday, March 12, 2012

If you have lost your way... might want to read this blog. Admittedly, I have been going through quite a bit in my personal life. As a result, I have been suffering from depression. On many occasions, I feel like I have lost my way. Sometimes, it can be difficult to be inspirational when you are going through the motions. I don't want to go into details as to why I have been feeling this way, but the stress in my life is insurmountable.

For those who know what I am going through, I thank them for exposing me to the light. There have been many times where I became reclusive and barely left the house. There have also been times where I lost the urge to write. Of course, writing this blog sometimes feels like a chore when you feel like you are at a dead end. Dealing with my depression has been difficult over these past couple of months. Admittedly, there are times where I lose interest in my appearance and even my hygiene. This is mainly due to me losing my will to be productive. I have dealt with depression my entire life. On certain occasions, it is easier to deal with, and on other occasions, I have reached my breaking point and even attempted suicide on more than one occasion. It has caused me to have some serious issues with drinking in the past. Thankfully, after spending two years sober, I have kept it under control and can be responsible.

If I were to offer some advice, people who suffer from depression need people with whom they can be open. Granted, it helps to have a therapist, but people need friends to lean on sometimes. The conversations we have with people can oftentimes lift us out of these hopeless states into which we fall. I am planning on entering something called reconnective therapy. Once I learn more about it, I will post my feelings about it and even use this blog to track my progress while I am in therapy. In the meantime, I would like to thank my good friends for sticking by me in these trying times and express that I am grateful to each and every one of you. You know who you are. :)

P.S. I celebrated 7 years of freedom from psychiatric incarceration. Let's keep that streak going.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Garden State Rockstar

I would like to use this blog entry to promote a friend of mine by the name of Criss Patrik. Many of my friends are musicians who are trying to get signed and have one foot into the door. I am grateful to be surrounded by such a tremendous amount of talent. I kid you not, I have heard this guy sing and he is American Idol material. Don't just take my word for it, though. Check out Criss Patrik on his website and give his music a listen. He is a very talented singer who could use some musical accompaniment. Give this guy some love, and if perchance there are any musicians in the Freehold area that stumble upon this blog, you might want to give him a holler.

A little bit of news

I will have a poem published in Boston Literary Magazine in the very near future. I am super-excited about this. Once I find out when it will be published, I will update this blog entry. In the meantime, here is the poem:

by Jack M. Freedman

I watch attentively
As your sensuality starts to percolate.
You are now nice and hot.
I want to put some cream into you
Stirring it in deeply.
Your spirit is light.
Your demeanor is sweet.
Your essence is strong.
Sometimes I like to whip the cream,
Adding some sugary goodness to the mix,
For these gentle gestures make all the difference.
You make me rise.
You make me shine.
You make me smile.
I engulf myself within your pool
Of flesh felicity,
For you make me jittery.
I ricochet off walls
Just thinking about you.
You put a sparkle in my eyes
As I taste you,
Swishing you around
In my mouth.
Pupils dilate with delight.
Cranial neurons shimmy.
Muscles tighten
As the last drop is consumed.
You are definitely
The best part of waking up.

In addition, I will also have a poem published in the next couple of months in Espresso Ink, a journal based in Tallahassee, Florida. Whereas the the first poem deals with one of my favorite beverages, the next poem centers around one of my favorite fruits:

"Under One Thick Skin"
by Jack M. Freedman

Branches bear blood
connected to the navel of nature.
From Valencia to Jaffa,
seeds of labor and peace
scatter through the grass.
Pry open the fruit
and you will see
no section is superior.
Every section is equal.
If only the world was an orange,
with all divisions united
under one thick skin.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012