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Saturday, November 16, 2019

To excuse

We are much quicker to excuse what we like or deem customary or necessary.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Every day

Every day is an anniversary of infinity.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The path

If suffering is the only path to achievement,
how far along it should we travel?

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

On religion

Religion is the ketchup of philosophy.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

New poems

+15

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Nothing

Nothing is as disturbing as realizing what your friends and neighbors think is real and true.

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Friday, November 08, 2019

Pretense/Pose

There are worse things than false bonhomie, but not many.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Pattern

What if all we are is a pattern that recognizes patterns?

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Made and Unmade

Roanoke Review has accepted my poem "Made and Unmade" and will publish it in their 2020 edition.

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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

You have chosen

Never look to the one you have chosen
to follow for reassurance.

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Wednesday, October 02, 2019

The mind

The mind knowing itself
is the mind knowing its model of itself.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

If you only

If you only see, say, do
what others see, say, do,
then what is the point of you?

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

When you can

Choose wisely: things are often easier to pick up than they are to put down.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Everybody sing!

These are a few of my least favorite things:

Authoritarianism, tribalism, anti-intellectualism, magical thinking, and violence.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New poems

+15

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The madness

When madness goes viral, stand firm, stand sane, even if you must stand alone.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Distraction

In the face of annihilation, there is only one recourse: distraction. This goes a long way toward explaining both our psychology and our society.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

What isn't

What isn't natural is trying to define something as natural or unnatural.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Late Utopia — right on time!

FedEx just dropped off my copies.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A success (Dylan)

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

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