Posted August 19, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Allusion, Body and Mind, Connection, Dreams and Transformations, Fantasy, Free Verse, Metaphors, Pleasure and Pain, Poetry, Poets, Writers, Writing


Why must it be a *struggle*
to reach this solid mirage?
Chained by dreams of distant
things and roughly bound in
iron forged by sultry hands.

by Felicia Lujan

Interviewing an Author with an Interest in the Undead

Posted August 19, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Artists, Authors, Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Books, Darkness, Folklore, Immortality, Interviews, Men, Mortality, New Mexico, Worthy Reads, Writers, Writing


~A distorted hint of Ray John de Aragón's newest book jacket~

I am always very honored when Ray John de Aragón asks me to write about him. It is awesome that he acknowledges my writing skills and gives me respect. He is an accomplished man who is very well respected by scholars, authors and artists alike. I met him years ago at the Latino Writers Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico (see Alchemist: Connecting Signs and Symbols) You can see some of his other books I wrote about here. I am currently in the interview process with him to cover his newest creation!

His new book is titled New Mexico Book of the Undead: Goblin & Ghoul Folklore. I’m sure you know why the historian/author/santero/visionary/and District Art Specialist for the Los Lunas school system asked me right? If not…you don’t know me very well. He sent me a digital image of the book jacket and it’s awesome! Can’t wait to cover this. I’m giving you just a hint of the jacket. If you want to learn more and see the full jacket, be sure to come back for a visit to read my story about his take on the darker side of history.

Love: Impossible Transmutation

Posted August 18, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Allusion, Authors, Books, Connection, Darkness, Light, Mind Melt, Personal Glimpses, Pleasure and Pain, Poetry, Poets, Quotes, Reflection, Worthy Reads, Writers, Writing


This evening I read a lovely piece by the ever deep S.C. Hickman. Hickman posted A Short History of Love on his site Dark Ecologies. I commented on his poem and it got me thinking as Hickman and I exchanged comments on his post about describing and defining feelings with words. It seems impossible to do, but writers try. Love… What is it? Is it something? Is it nothing? How do we begin to understand those things which are not always concrete? I told Hickman that I don’t always understand what I feel. Sadly…

In A Room with a View, by E.M. Forster, Mr. Emerson tells Lucy “you can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you.” Why can’t we just pull it out? Maybe some can? Those who can, likely never loved to begin with. It is easy for them. The 1908 romantic novel by the English writer explored allusion and symbolism in his critique of society in the 20th century. As a writer, I have to adore Forster’s theme of light versus dark and those who are blind versus those who see. But…how do we see? Is it with the eyes?

Is it what we see from inside of us and what we don’t see at all that defines love? Love is everything and nothing at all. If we could transmute, muddle, ignore, or pull out what’s inside, we could better define love. We could take what we pull out and look at it closely…with our eyes. We could grasp love and hold it tight. Maybe we could keep love? Oh…Mr. Emerson…you were so wrong. Transmutation is impossible. If I could alter things, translate and transcribe them, now that would be a rare metamorphosis.

Oh…Hickman…you are so right. Defining love is “the most difficult art of all” and not one of us will likely “plumb the depths…” as you have said. Thank you for inspiring me to think. Not everyone likes a thinker. I guess it is easier to *try* and “transmute love…” Like Mr. Emerson said…you can “ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you.” That is the only truth I can honor through my poetic, artistic, and psychological exploration of the illusive, heart wrenching four-letter word.

Mirror Mirror

Posted August 18, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Beasts, Body and Mind, Dedication, Diet, Fitness, Gym, He Muscle, Health and Fitness, Men, Outer Beauty, Strength, Workout


~Nothing beats a classic~


Posted August 17, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Allusion, Body and Mind, Connection, Digital Composites, Dreams and Transformations, Fantasy, Free Verse, Light, Metaphors, Pleasure and Pain, Poetry, Poets, Reflection, Space, Writers, Writing


One could never
be *exhausted* by
the allure of stars…
only revitalized by
each enchanting

by Felicia Lujan

Whiplashes Whip the South Side Derby Dames

Posted August 16, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Body and Mind, Competition, Friends, Mind Melt, New Mexico, Pain, She Muscle, Sports, Strength, Women


~~Brit n Felish~~

Tonight we headed out to Taos, New Mexico to go see a roller derby. It was a rather fun, interesting night!! The Taos Whiplashes scored off against the big gurlz from the South Side Derby Dames of Lakewood, Colorado. We went to show our support for Latza Ballz! She did an awesome job in a hella rough sport. Latza Ballz was blocking some thick women up in there.

Brit and I had a blast wondering, cheering, cringing, and laughing at all the rough housing! It’s great to see fearless women in action. Loved this one woman’s artistic helmet. It said “well-behaved rollergirls rarely make history.” Loved that!! The final score was 231 to 87. The Whiplashes whipped some Colorado ass fo’ sho!


~~Latza Ballz~~


~~Awesome helmet~~


~~Sick Spill~~


~~Gettin' Rough~~

High Protein Cheat Breakfast

Posted August 16, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Addiction, Awesomeness, Body and Mind, Creativity, Dedication, Diet, Fitness, Food, Food Porn, Health and Fitness, On the Right Track, Organics

Kept it good, but high protein and healthy this morning for my cheat day breakfast. I had a six egg white omelet with roasted red bell peppers and green chile with a side of organic blue potatoes! Yummy!!!


~Delish and protein packed!~

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