My Friend, Thomas Edison

July 1, 2005By Josh Allan DykstraLegacy 1 Comment

Perhaps the most evil thing about humanity isn’t our propensity for malevolence but our ability to get distracted. The other day I toured Henry Ford’s replica of Edison’s laboratory inside Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. I was mentally transported to Menlo Park, New Jersey, where Thomas Edison and his team created history in the form … Read More

Storms

June 30, 2005By Josh Allan DykstraLife No Comments

Today in Michigan it rained; The sky turned a blue the shade Of a deep, angry ocean And the atmosphere cracked Like someone quite large was Ripping the sky in half. It Was Beautiful. //

My Life, A Movie

March 16, 2005By Josh Allan DykstraLife No Comments

(This post was mostly taken from a rare journal entry of mine back in August 26, 2003. It was just returned to my thoughts by this interview with Eugene Peterson.) [audio:http://joshallan.com/wp-content/uploads/music/closer.mp3] It seems to me that the masses of the American public, myself included, desire to live their lives in the magical moments of a … Read More