Drums and Words

A collection of poetry, essays, and a unique perspective on philosopher John de Ruiter

Narratives

Appendix

Appendix

One year ago, my appendix ruptured in India. It cried out for a week prior to the Emergency Room, and mended over nine months until the bureaucracy mandated surgery. Introducing itself as a rogue, my appendix came to signify a…
Work Done

Work Done

I woke up early for a work session with my dear friend, Tilman. We were replacing the seats in my 1998 Dodge Ram. Strange encounters of the previous day made for an internal renovation more nuanced than removing a pair…