Weapons and Shields

WEAPONS AND SHIELDS

The thinking man sits.

The sad man cries.

The angry young zealot throws his words to the sky.

The man in deep thought sits surrounded by friends.

The laughing man is always alone in the end.

To think and not act invites atrophy.

To cry without reflection creates disharmony.

To yell without hearing leads to entropy.

To get lost in your own mind ends in darkness.

To laugh at everything carves a hollow world.

Our weapons are our shields and our shields are our weapons.

Both must be used sparingly when walking through life.

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Happy Friday!

So starting today I’ll be doing a series of micro-stories, poems and word-blergs.  Some are old, some are new and some are malformed mistakes.

What’s a word-blerg you ask?  I have no idea.  But let’s call it something that’s a cross between a story, a poem and the ramblings of a mad man.

I hope they’ll all be entertaining.  Some will be sad, some funny, some positive and some angry.

Please don’t read too much into these posts.  This is not a Phil Collins “In The Air Tonight” situation.  Just random thoughts that appear and disappear on a daily basis.

Before we get started, I would like to let you know there is a new episode of The Perilous Podcast today as well as a new video up on YouTube.  Links will be after whatever I decide to post is posted.

That’s it.

GOOD BLIND EYE

Did you see the Sunset? Asked the blind man to his son.

Did you notice all the many colors blending into one?

The time for fear is over. The great unknowing has begun!

Yes good father I see it!  My fear is gone forever let the great unknowing come!

Time is everlasting.

Bricks in a path ever changing.  Moving forward through time and sum.

 

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Perilous Vlogcast  http://bit.ly/perilpod It’s the video version of the Podcast.

Oh and if you’re in Los Angeles, The Geek is available at Skylight books in Los Feliz.

 

 

Okay let’s take a breath…

Hey All,

So I think we can all agree it’s been a hell of a week.  I’m not going to get into what the President said or who’s right or who’s wrong here.

However, I do think a general metric in how you live your day to day life can be summed up as followed:

If the former head of the KKK thanks you for something you’ve said, you’ve said something horrible.  Unless you happen to be the current head of the KKK, in which case…well done ya ignorant, racist bastard.

Angie and I are actually going to be preempting our usual podcast this next Friday and will be airing an “emergency episode” of The Perilous Podcast this Wednesday in which we cover the current shit tsunami and dig deep into the conspiracy behind the alt-right, the far left and what really happened in Charlottesville and why you should actually be way more scared than you already are.

However, in the meantime how’s about a nice way to start your weekend.

Over on The Perilous Podcast site I sit down with Bryant Dillon, co-founder of Fanbase press and fellow writer.  We talk about how comic book super heroes are becoming the new pantheon of Gods and it’s far more light hearted and fun than what’s going on now.

On The Perilous Podcast YouTube channel we have the video broadcast of our Black Dahlia podcast from last week, plus other past episodes in video form.  So you may want to give that a watch.

As for me I’m getting ready to do a bit of traveling.  I’ll be in Denver (I think) in late September for a couple days, followed by a trip to Phoenix in late October and then a jaunt down to Palm Springs in early November, so yay me and my hotel points program.

I’m pretty excited about my novella coming out in January and my new novel set for release in spring of 2018 as well as some other stuff in the works I just can’t talk about right now…but it’s all good.

Look everyone, let’s try to stay calm, maybe even distract ourselves a bit (ain’t nothin’ wrong with that) and enjoy our weekend.

I have a lovely weekend planned as I recoup from my latest Jiu Jitsu injury, including a Tchaikovsky concert this evening, a bit of work tomorrow recording some podcasts followed by a night in and then I’m hoping some video games Sunday followed by a movie before going back to training on Monday.

Plus I scored some great plums at Costco this week so that’s good.

Anyhoo, why not follow the links below for all of your distraction needs.  Pick up a copy of my pulp novel The Geek. or maybe just unplug from everything and go for a nice long hike.

But seriously, buy my book first, I don’t see why you wouldn’t.  Links for that are below.  However if you’re in the Los Angeles area or live in Los Angeles and like supporting independent bookstores why not head into Los Feliz and go to Skylight Books to pick up The Geek in paperback.

Skylight is awesome.  They support and promote local and indie authors and it’s a great place to pick up a book and browse.  I love their counterculture stuff and they have a great selection of quirky fiction.

Plus it’s right down the street from Fred 62.  A great diner with awesome milkshakes, so you can stop by there before or after your trip.

No I am not the owner of Fred 62…but I eat there frequently.

Here’s a link to skylight with their address and hours:

http://www.skylightbooks.com/search/site/jonathan%20latt

And one for Fred 62, because it’s tasty:

http://fred62.com/index.php

Have a great weekend everybody.

Best,

Jonathan

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Just another quick update

 

Hey all,

So I know I said I’d be posting more micro-stories but I’ve just been swamped.  I’m hoping to do some this afternoon and post over the next few weeks or so.

In the meantime there’s a brand new episode of The Perilous Podcast.  This week we are discussing Bob Lazar and why I think he isn’t lying about his time at Area 51.

You can also catch up on old podcasts over at the podbean page (link below) or if you’d rather watch them in video form head on over to the new Perilous Podcast YouTube channel…also below with the links and junks.

For some added, free entertainment, my cohost Angie and I shot some promos for the podcast…we weren’t very good so here’s some bloopers for y’all.

I’ve got some fun stuff happening over the weekend like going to an actual party and also I’m heading downtown to the Eddie Bravo Invitational.  I’ve never been to anything like this before so I’m pretty excited.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and I’ll see you all Monday.

Best,

Jonathan

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Perilous Vlogcast  http://bit.ly/perilpod It’s the video version of the Podcast.

Ritual

Earth

The soil crushing under her feet, the power fully formed and ready to manifest.

Grounded in the glow of power, she lowered her arms to her sides.

Manifestation on the earthly plain, ready to manipulate matter.

She exhales in triumphant ecstasy.

Her plans will be brought to fruition and fulfilled.

Air

Rolling and raging, invisible but not unseen.

The altar shakes, the cup tumbles, verbal commands are shouted and heard.

The engine of change is at her fingertips.

Construction, or destruction, the choices and consequences are hers to decide.

Exploration of the self or the conquest of others, a decision would be made in moments.

Fire

The small flame at the tip of the candle flickers.

Too small to roar, but just enough to whisper.

Secrets of cleansing, secrets of destruction, secrets of renewal.

Closing her eyes, she let’s the fire grow inside her mind.

The flame all encompassing covers her spirit in fiery power.

Water

The window transparent. A glimpse of possibility.

The wand is dipped, the knife anointed.

The ability to cleanse, the power to slowly overwhelm.

The in between state of ether and substance.

She holds her cup high, she drinks, she breathes, she begins.

Sun

The partner of the mother. The temptation not to hide.

The fire that lights the world, ignites your mind.

A ritual in the desert, soaking in the freedom.

No need for cover, no desire to remain hidden.

Giver and taker of life.

Moon

The partner of Father. The soft blanket of hidden knowledge.

The seductive glow of power that ignites your soul.

A rite done in secret, the giddy intoxication of symbols.

Covered in shadow, chanting into the darkness, smiling inward.

Provider of secrets, protector of those who know them.

 

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Moon

Moon

The partner of Father. The soft blanket of hidden knowledge.

The seductive glow of power that ignites your soul.

A rite done in secret, the giddy intoxication of symbols.

Covered in shadow, chanting in the darkness, smiling inward.

Provider of secrets, protector of those who know them.

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Sun

Sun

The partner of the mother. The temptation not to hide.

The fire that lights the world, ignites your mind.

A ritual in the desert, soaking in the freedom.

No need for cover, no desire to remain hidden.

Giver and taker of life.

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