I Could Be Wrong, But...


Encinitas, California, Earth
May 11
Omnipotent Omnipotentate
David Boyne is a writer, and a rewriter. But he is much better known for appreciating every food he has ever tried—except Jello® and sea urchin. There was a time when David considered becoming a better person, but he abandoned the idea when he learned identity theft was illegal. He has lived in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Rhode Island, Oregon, Manhattan, San Francisco and San Diego. During the day he manages an e-commerce business. At night he is a blood-thirsty vampire roaming the streets in search of-- At night he exposes himself in public at ICBWB.com.


NOVEMBER 6, 2009 12:11PM

Meditation ©2009 David Boyne

Follow the breath



Follow the breath


Is my…

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AUGUST 26, 2009 12:55PM

Owning Up

©2009 David Boyne

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”
—Maya Angelou

Recently, I bought a house. Or, more accurately, I bought a mortgage. It came with a nice little house.

The nice little house has a well-fenced, dog-ready backyard.… Read full post »

As I write this essay, in mid-April 2009, the United States Census Bureau PopClock is ticking off the number of humans on the planet at roughly 6.8 billion.

Indeed, the planet is crowded. With humans, at least, if not with lions, and…

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MARCH 15, 2009 12:03PM

Sailing Alone Around the Word

An Essay on Man's Bipolar Relationship with the Past

©2009 David Boyne

“… I studied with diligence Neptune's laws, and these

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Weather Report

On New Year’s Eve, as the sun went down behind me, setting the darkening sky on fire, I was, for the first time in this dream world I wander through, standing on the snow-covered rim of the Grand Canyon.

For an undetermined number of heartbeats, I was madeRead full post »

DECEMBER 30, 2008 2:14PM

Falling Off Brooklyn Bridge

Nearing midnight,
I stop my bicycle on Sellwood bridge
above the black Willamette
flowing complacently
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DECEMBER 21, 2008 10:53AM


All my Life, I have been a student of the gentle art and practice of Running Away. I have a black belt, 7th degree.


When I hear people attach that yuckiest of emotions, shame, to the gentle art and practice of Running Away,… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2008 11:22AM

Let Us Eat Cake

Let Us Eat Cake

In some secret moment
in the mayhem
of our wedding day
you hid a slab of cake
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NOVEMBER 26, 2008 11:20AM

Snow Falling


Falling past street lamps
Glowing… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2008 2:35PM

T'ai Chi? Me?

 Ying and Yang symbol

I arrived late for my first ever T'ai Chi class.

I scurried onto the community college basketball court and joined the dozen people facing a middle-aged Vietnamese… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2008 12:26PM

Getting, Having, Wanting

scanned chart

I could be wrong, but to me, obituaries always read like well-constructed plots to novels. Why is that?

I'm glad I asked. Let me begin small and work my way up: When walking my dog yesterday morning,… Read full post »

I have lived over half a century and have participated in many elections, and while I might prefer this candidate over that candidate, I have never been unreservedly for a candidate. Until Barack Obama.

I was so for this man’s desire to be TheRead full post »

Eve, copyright image by Roz Damicog, used with permission 

Tuesday morning, I noticed, even in the dim, pre-dawn light, and not for the first time, how the black line of trim on the roof of my 12-year-old Volvo was badly frayed.

That observation led me to notice, not for the first time, the places where the car’s paint,Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 22, 2008 2:26PM

Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents (aka, HAs)
© David Boyne

Late one sunny morning as I sat under a shade tree at my favorite outdoor café, alternating sips of my second uber-sized coffee with nibbles of my well-toasted onion bagel covered with a schmear of salmon creamRead full post »

Hurry Up and Wait
© David Boyne

Sometimes, I think about the Time-Space Continuum.

Like yesterday morning.

As I stood in line at my neighborhood café, the thin, dark… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2008 12:18PM

Boatloads of Bissell Upright Steam Cleaners

Boatloads of Bissell Upright Steam Cleaners
© David Boyne

Recently, I’ve been thinking about Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand.

Adam Smith was not a magician. Or maybe he was. But he had many fascinating ideas about Man,… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 8, 2008 12:39PM

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs
© David Boyne

I’m a happy and well-adjusted individual. Yet, once in a while, I would like to stop being me. I imagine the possibilities if I were to be someone else.Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 4, 2008 2:54PM

Plein Air Peeing

Plein Air Peeing
© David Boyne

Recently, finding myself alone in the chilled early morning sun-drenched backyard of a suburban San Diego home, I rediscovered a long forgotten small pleasure of being a guy, andRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 7:56PM

Consume This!

Consume Be Silent Die, photo ©  by Bill Emory

Consume This!

Essay  David Boyne
Photo: © Bill Emory. Used by permission. More wicked photos: BillEmory.com

I could be wrong, but I vaguely recall that my secondRead full post »

AUGUST 31, 2008 11:10AM

Quantum Question

Brown 5, a collective painting created at the WORDsd.com Anti-Social Bastille Day Party, July 2008

Quantum Question
© David Boyne

I could be wrong, but I was thinking that if quantum physics is true, and our world is what we imagine and believe it to be, when people overwhelmingly imagined and believed the earth to… Read full post »

The Secret
© David Boyne

A lot of attention has been paid to the DVD-internet movie phenomenon, The Secret. The folks who made this movie, following in the footsteps of folks like Wallace Delois Wattles, and Dr. Robert Anthony, and lots of other folks who… Read full post »

AUGUST 28, 2008 11:51AM

Who's In Charge?

Who's In Charge?
David Boyne

Where I live in Encinitas, California, the beaches were closed last weekend because a man from Solana Beach, two towns over, while swimming in the ocean on Friday, was attacked and killed by a great white shark.

That same night I received an email from a dearRead full post »

AUGUST 27, 2008 7:13PM

It's All Good: NYC vs SoCal

Moonlight Beach Encinitas, CA photo by David Boyne

It's All Good
© David Boyne

About every 1.7 hours, I have an out-of-body experience. 

Where do I go during these experiences?

I’m glad I asked. But first, some Back Story.

I was born the son of a poor black sharecropper… 

Wait. Wrong Back Story. 

I was born in and/… Read full post »

AUGUST 21, 2008 10:00AM

Black Teeth and Bubonic Plague

Black Teeth and Bubonic Plaque
© David Boyne

Before it takes away
All that you've learned to love
It will defeat you
Then teach you to get back up 

Because you don't
Have to hold your head
Higher than your heart

—from the song Hope, by Jack Johnson

People way smarter than me sayRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 20, 2008 9:52AM

Mean People Suck

joie de vivre, or, mean people suck

Mean People Suck © David Boyne


Who invented the bumper sticker? An American, no doubt. Bumper stickers are intrusive and asinine, as are people who use cell phones in restaurants. 

I can't imagine some person in Peru or Japan or Finland thinking, "I'm going to print a te… Read full post »