The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles My rating: 5 of 5 stars UPDATE: Win a copy of The War of Art by clicking here! (Enter by 8/22/2010) The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles goes on my short shelf of […]
“The arts are not the pretty but irrelevant bits around the border of reality. They are highways into the center of a reality which cannot be glimpsed, let alone grasped, any other way. The present world is good, but broken and in any case incomplete; art of all kinds enables us to understand that paradox […]
Here’s a new edit of my story of middle school terror and certain doom. I went all out on this one in preparation for my upcoming storytelling podcast. I was able to improve the audio of the voice considerably (warming it up with some equalization), and added a theme song and background music. Would love […]
Story I performed at The Monti Story Slam on 22 June 2010. A tale of unrequited love and the most terrifying movie of all time. WARNING: Contains explicit language. (NOTE: I’ve begun experimenting with a podcast, hoping to put up at least one of my stories each week. I’m shifting hosting to my own site, […]
Below is a video of my story “Somewhere My Love…Anywhere But Here!” presented at The Monti Story Slam, 22 June 2010, at Alivia’s Bistro in Durham, NC. The theme of the night was “crushes.” Video was taken by my wife Karyn in HD, but compressed for uploading to YouTube. The first sentence of my monologue […]
Mark Traphagen (aka Foolish Sage) is a lover of dark beers and darker music, of things that are but are not as they seem, of contexts taken out of context to become new contexts, of stories that point to a bigger Story. Mark lives in Durham, NC, with his wife and pet Macbook Pro. He has two married daughters and six grandchildren, and works by day for Virante, an Internet Marketing firm.