Getting real hiatus
Thank you for all of your productions on this planet, including this post regarding your honesty in grief, about grief, how writing can be a "grief" in the painful process of it, and (implicitly) how NOT writing about grief -- pausing the pen -- is something our historical moment struggles with in the instant-affect of social media. Brother: pause and toy; it has always been your gift. These format follows you, not you them. Gratefully.
I bid farewell to both parents over a decade ago by honoring the unassociated requests that their ashes be scattered in the SF bay. Dad is near Treasure Island, Mom near Angel Island. The grief arrives as a pesky stray but becomes a companion guide, with time.
May that time be short.
It is always a pleasure to read your works.
Rest up, re coup and return as you may.
Condolences about the death of your father. Though your transmissions will be missed I’m stoked to hear your heeding the call to step back and hope you get the rest you need. The fire will be lit, looking forward to hearing more from you soon. Thanks for all you do
Sorry to hear about your father, and best wishes to your family.
I discovered expanding mind only after your "summer" pause over there, and still listen to it several times a week. It also led me to some of my favorite active podcasts, like Weird Studies. So I'll second your advice to the curious to rummage through the archives.
I’m sorry about your father’s passing Erik.
Enjoy your time in England!
I do occasionally go back through the older posts because it’s worth it and there’s always so much there, especially when you include links that turn into rabbit holes. And the ton of good ones on expanding mind.
Bless you brother!
Aw Erik, I hate to see that your dad passed. Sending sympathy and love.
Erik, i'm so sorry to hear of your loss. my condolences, and some woo-woo, Well-style "beams" are heading your way. enjoy Jolly Aulde as best you can. xoxo from miss mag/tif
Those of us of a certain age, suffering post-Aquarian hallllloosination, with 90-something parents on the final glide slope to a distant star cluster are right "there" with you brother. Stay free.
Condolences on the passing of your father. Stay strong out there brother. Was looking forward to hearing your thoughts about the Lemoine/Lamda saga. See you around the bend...
Empty spaces that gradually enter our lives is the Universal Agreement with incarnation...it can suck, and feelings of loss, loneliness can only be successfully met with love if we want to avoid despair and depression. Love and Gratitude for being here, for even this-the end of lives...death always comes as a surprise to the person who is experiencing it, unless they are practiced...at having death as a meditation and a ''knowing'' that it is sitting on their right shoulder... as it is. There is no escape, and the reality when it visits, is much much bigger than we imagined...it requires a complete letting go of EVERYTHING here even the breath...no matters will prolong it and letting go?!!...not easy and the only way is practiced concentration on your own inner self/love...babajoriverdog
Thanks for your writing. I'll look forward to reading the Acid Blotter book when it is published. I also greatly enjoyed the book you recommended in your last post the Acid Diaries. If you have a few more book recommendations you would like to share that would also be greatly appreciated.
I agree with Gwyllm.
Meanwhile, I'll have a glass of the excellent natural wine they are serving down the street on you with all the money I'm saving now.
Sorry to hear, brother.
Please take enough time to find solace in whatever provides it. While I missed your ineffable presence at the 4th, and will miss your cheery notices infiltrating my Inbox of dire, grasping headlines, at least I can look forward to reexperiencing you at some point. <3
Take care of yourself.
I try to do so and sometimes succeed.
I recommend it whole-heartedly.