FictionMostly has written 17 posts for // accord // progression

// artist // Stasia Burrington

I am fond of charcoal drawings and inkwash paintings because of their monochromatic simplicity. They get to the essence. So when I wandered into the GR2 Gallery one day and saw work by Stasia Burrington, I didn’t hesitate to photograph her portraits of women. On her blog, Burrington calls her inkwash”sumi,” and this East Asian type … Continue reading

Surviving Job Loss | Five Steps | One Mindful Method

Many of you have jobs. And if you have a job, at some point you may lose one due to termination or layoffs. The liquor industry often sees a spike in sales that day. The conditioned mind also tends to be garrulous at such times. It can cement your psychology and say things like, “This … Continue reading

photography | a teacher

Photography is a teacher. It teaches me about the present moment and impermanence. I will doubtfully see this crow perch the same way again with the same sunlight and wind. I will doubtfully see this crow again. Photography is a teacher. It teaches me gratitude. —Tommy Tung Move with Accord Progression on Facebook Visit its sibling site Fiction, … Continue reading

A Guide to Writing Guides: a meta-guide

  You’ve been tasked with explaining a process to your colleagues, clients, or end users. You remember those needlessly nightmarish instructions for electronic appliances and furniture that fold out into a quilt of pages. You have no desire to produce such literature.   You already notice this guide is easier. The prose so far has … Continue reading

the lifecycle of April Fools’ Day

  Let me break this down for you: — March 31: people believe the news that they read. — April 1: people question the news that they read. — April 2: people believe the news that they read. You’re welcome.   Move with Accord Progression Facebook Visit its sibling site Fiction, Mostly

// conversation peace // I make that choice

On one Saturday morning, I walk before the sun is high above me. I walk when it is shooting at an angle, which means buildings and trees cast their shadows on me, and I need their shadows, just as I need to walk and slow down. The Digital Age has been killing me lately and … Continue reading

// conversation peace // tropism

I stopped to photograph this, and I considered how we photograph patterns in plants, crystals, and other natural phenomena. We find them attractive. We do not often photograph our own patterns however. Ours are much harder to document. Today, your homework assignment is to open the doors of perception before you go through the world. If … Continue reading

// conversation peace // what makes art art?

Night had fallen and so had rain. I arrived at a suburban home outside Portland, Oregon, and I did not know the hosts because my brother invited me there. The parents of the household were ethnically Jewish and born in Ukraine, and the father formerly served in the Israel Defense Forces. I didn’t bring up … Continue reading

New Mexico Moments | New Memories of Past Lives

We were drowning in darkness on Highway 41 outside Santa Fe, but every five seconds or so, lightning fractured a ganglion of clouds and only those clouds. It was an electrical cage in the sky, and for what prisoner and for what crime, I did not know. I only knew we were not far from … Continue reading

the daylight density of a living ghost

I am a living ghost. I go into the shop, Ooga Booga, and a store employee does not look up from his computer. Maybe he sees me. Maybe he doesn’t. I continue haunting, exiting the retail area, going into the warehouse. In the first room is a long table with a mailing list, exhibition literature, … Continue reading