Wednesday, March 27, 2013

only Love is Real

by theway itsa bouttime

only Love is Real
only Love is True
in it, we can feel
in it, me and you

in it, there's a special way that everything can Heal
what are wIe to do (what's new)? when
only Love is Real

* inspired by the book "only Love is Real" by brian weiss.
* also inspired by dr. art sherman (professor, university of rhode island), who would start off every class with the incredibly simple (yet incredibly deeeeeeeeeep) question: "What's new?"

are wIe all (just) One?

  • is every-thing... One?
  • is every experience somehow intertwined?
  • do those who we Love/loathe/Love re-Turn again, in the process of Love... even though that process can seem quite the opposite, at times?
  • is it possible that the very, very worst of times are simply wIe, dancing (dance-sing), in a kind-of Play-like symphony?
  • can your most hated enemy be (in Reality) your most passionate Love-er?
  • does energy transcend life/time?
  • does energy re-Cycle?
  • have you ever met someone that you Loved/loathed immediately, for no apparent reason?
  • is life a dance of seasons?
  • is there a place (in the heart) that has no fear?  no fear of death?  no fear of rejection?  no fear of alone-ness... Be-Cause It Knows that It.Is.All-ready One?
  • is there a calmness, at the time of death/birth, when the dying re-Members that (in Truth) It.Is.All.About.Life?
  • are you I?
  • are wIe?
  • maybe, someday... we'll See. 
maybe, someday, you and me... wIe.

when you're born (with murmur)

when you're born (with murmur)
a hole within your heart
you, can-not escape your fate (no matter sleek or smart)

you can't change your destiny (no matter how you try)
when you're born with murmur, well,
you live and then you die

* everybody is born with a hole in the heart.  it's a vulnerable spot that is soooooo easy to ignore, right up until the day that the heart is maxed-out.

* nobody escapes the fate, so why fight it?

* why not live your life anyway, and then, when fate comes calling, why not just allow?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

cold feet

by di n. g. time

cold room
cold bed
cold apron, sheets

cold room
cold bed
cold heart
cold feet

hello dr. phantom

by i. n. visible

hello dr. phantom
pleased to meet your name...
...scribbled on the bed-board, here, in this, a house of pain
hi to your assistant (because i can't see her, too)
hello dr. phantom (here's to never meeting you)

'go-to' medications

by itsa g.oatrope


'go to' medications
give to us (your blood)
as to your condition (it's as clear to us as mud)
you could not prevent this with your voodoo (meditation)
now you're in our system and its 'go to' medications

* once you are in their system, it's their timetable, their go-to procedures, and their rules.

* h.o.s.p.i.t.a.l. = house of sadness, pain, illness, trepidation, anxiety, and loss.


by anxie t. yangina & hearta t. tack

in either case: attack
in matters of the heart it's either forward or it's back
in matters of the heart it's either pleasure or it's pain
anxiety/angina, now,
and here we go again

Sunday, March 17, 2013


everyone/elphaba [1]
by g. reen & d. i. stant

everyone elphaba
everyone is green
everyone (outsider) yet a part of the machine

deep inside (a heart that wishes it was never born)
everyone elphaba
everyone is scorned
every-body has a deeper side (aside/within)
everyone elphaba
everyone can win

everyone elphaba: everyone deserves a friend

in the piece (above) elphaba and glinda (the good) listen as 'madame morrible' falsely accuses elphaba of being a wicked witch.  this solidifies glinda and elphaba's friendship, although they part ways: glinda opting for 'the perfect marriage' and elphaba deciding to fight oz' abuse of Animals.

during the process, elphaba fulfills oz' prediction (that "everyone deserves the chance to fly") by casting a spell that creates a flying broomstick.

a couple of her signature lines are:

"i might be flying solo; at least i'm flying free!"  
"...and nobody in all of oz, no wizard that there is or was, is ever gonna bring me down!" 

-the end?

[1] martino, j. (3.16.2013). book 77: lao j. onitram © 2013 by

Saturday, March 16, 2013


fate is not illusion when

re-Union, chaos, Dance

a game of second/chance...
reality, enhanced...
a flow of sweet romance...
united circumstance...
a back and forth: (advanced)...
encrypted elegance

it's a ride

life... is one of these...

everyone is wicked

everyone is wicked [i] 
by g. reen 

everyone is wicked
everyone is green
everyone is mask-arrading, in this wicked dream

everyone is wicked
everyone is G∞d
everyone is Act-ing just exactly as we should

everyone is wicked
everyone can change
everyone is singing/dancing in this wicked Play
everyone is beautiful, and
everyone conflicted
everyone is very Good, and
everyone is wicked

* in the land of O[ur]z, each of us experiences the thrills, the chills, the agony, and the drama.

* each of us expresses character deviations that are part script, part ad-lib, and part ‘us’.

* there is no way to describe why an actor played a certain role in a certain way, and there would be little agreement as to what actually happened, on stage.

* but alas, after the Play is over… and after the story is told… All of the Actors meet onstage (the victims, the perpetrators, the good, the bad)… and they hold hands, and they laugh together, and they bow together, and they enjoy the afterparty.


every-body wicked
everyone is G∞d
every Actor acting just exactly as s/he should 

-the end?

* graphics from

[i] martino, j. (3.14-1.2013). book 77: lao j. onitram © 2013 by

change & stable: One

One [1]
by c. hange & s. table

his daddy named him ‘stable’
her momma named her ‘change’
and little did they know about their wedding: pre-arranged

and long before they met (the art of blending had begun)
and little did they know the dance of two would become One

  • living things are guided by two forces: the tendency toward stability and the tendency toward change.
  • living things thrive by doing the same things, over and over – all the while learning how to make subtle adjustments (in the process of homeostasis).
  • living things cannot survive but by changing, constantly.
  • as complex living things, humans navigate the path of change, seeking to control that which is innate.
  • ‘the known’ feels good, it feels stable, it feels safe.  ...but stasis can also lead to stagnancy,  premature aging and lifelessness.
  • change feels exhilarating!  change is the breath of newness!  ...but change can also be rushed, it can be impatient, and it can be abrupt.  change can be painful.
  • maybe there is a way to embrace the change that is, while honoring the sameness that must be.
  • maybe the marriage of stable & change doesn’t have to seem strange.
  • maybe… the marriage of change & stable brings fresh options to the table.
  • maybe…

[1] martino, j. (3.11.2013). book 77: lao j. onitram © 2013 by

Thursday, March 7, 2013

boot camp

in my PSF 120 (group exercise instruction) class, health and fitness science students experience several 'micro-teaches' in order to prepare them for the culmination of the course.

the final project is to teach a 45-50 minute class that includes:
  • an introduction
  • a safety briefing
  • a warm-up segment
  • a cardio segment
  • a muscular strength and endurance segment
  • a cool-down segment
  • a minimum of one (at least 1) choreographed song
  • a summary/conclusion/feedback segment
this semester, our schedule is as follows:

Introduction to Boot Camp
with William Miller
Introduction to Kickboxing
with Daniel Fredell
Fitness Fusion with Amy King
Functional Training with Jerry Brown
Circuit Training with Ryan Mack
Sports Conditioning with J.T. Stillwell
Indoor Cycling with Leigh Tucker
Introduction to Myofascial Foam Rolling
with McKenzie Osborne
 Introduction to Yoga
with Darlene (Serena) Phillips
Introduction to Zumba
with Lisa Long

the pictures (below) are from our first class: 'boot camp' with 'sergeant' william miller
dude was gooooood! 

 the future of fitness & wellness: the class of 2014

Sunday, March 3, 2013

if wIe don't Know (we're magical)

if wIe don’t know (we’re magical)  [1]
by i. m. cells

if wIe don’t know we’re magical, if wIe forget the time
if wIe reMember everything that’s going on inside

[1] martino, j. (3.3-2.2013). book 77: lao j. onitram © 2013 by

T.O.E.tally interest-ing

the ghost in the machine

the ghost in the machine [1]
by eye i. I

holographic Universe
micro-scopic Dream
in it, people wonder why we’re here and what it means
in it, only memories of what we’ve touched and seen
in it, maybe wIe are just the ghost in the machine

  • wave forms of the present pass through receptors that provide us with the sense experience of space and time (touch, smell, hearing, sight, taste, and intuition).
  • intuition is akin to a sixth-sense that integrates all of the sense-able, sense-ory information that an individual is able to assimilate, in the present Now moment.
  • as wIe appear to pass from one dream-world to the next, our previous dreams tend to fade away, leaving us with the newer Dream and the newer ‘memories’.  the new Dream (of course) comes complete with some type of stimulation or drama.
  • this is why nobody’s world, anywhere/anytime is devoid of complications, challenges, and ‘good/bad’ scenarios.  there is no Perfect, Bliss-full world, b/c such an existence would be boring.
graphic by microsoft clipart.

[1] martino, j. (3.3-1.2013). book 77: lao j. onitram © 2013 by