h yeah, then there’s ideas. I have almost always managed to channel a few of those elusive critters into stories and pages. Sometimes it's a struggle, but it may be getting easier.
In 2004 I wrote 112 essays on and around the topic of transition. Mine. Trauma-induced and extensive. Big changes there, for a while. Certainly yielding many and better understandings. Some are serious romps through — and even some re-writes of — big-time theories from Carl Gustav Jung and his pals.
I'd started in that general direction a couple years previous by writing about intimacy and relationships. And years before that when I was busy kicking drugs, about prayer and coping cosmically. Those are fairly obvious kinds of ideas about the human condition and psychology.
I'm not saying that actual ideas don't creep into my art criticism sometimes. And maybe more will. But this list concentrates on writings about things before and beyond art, only sometimes into poetry and other kinds of magick.
J R's Summer Art Essays — I started with art then flung my craft through footless halls of air.
Intimacy In Relationships — Definition of, and the Ongoing Dance Among Enmeshment, Abandonment & Fear
Regular Meetings of The Amalgamated Trust — How to put Intimacy in Relationships into action
Meditation of the Five Elements of Ancient Knowledge
Prayer, Even Without God
J R Compton’s Cosmic Coping Kit — The basics everybody should know by now
Color Magick — Color is not just there, it's always up to something.
Poemagraphics — combining short poems and long photographs
The Best of My Poetry