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Sunday, October 24, 2021

The negotiation

We must all negotiate our own concessions to life's ever-changing demands.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

New poems

+15

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Anything I thought

Anyone could have thought of anything I thought,no one of everything I thought.

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Opinion

Opinion doesn't anoint a hero—or a villain.

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Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Right & wrong

Where everything is wrong
values cannot be right.

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Tuesday, October 05, 2021

New poems

+15

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Saturday, October 02, 2021

Society

Society must grow in the gap
between what people want and what they get.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Our inattentions

Our inattentions delineate our limits.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

New poems

+15

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

On love

A careful love is an impoverished love.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

The familiar & the true

As something becomes more familiar, it may seem more right, truer:  it may not be.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The only thing (Vonnegut)

The mind is the only thing about human beings that’s worth anything.  Why does it have to be tied to a bag of skin, blood, hair, meat, bones and tubes?

No wonder people can’t get anything done, stuck for life with a parasite that has to be stuffed with food and protected from weather and germs all the time.  And the fool thing wears out anyway—no matter how much you stuff and protect it.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr., from Unready To Wear

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

To stay a writer (Zambreno)

Kafka's insurance firm was full of aspiring poets, a reminder that it is fairly commonplace to want to be a writer or poet.  It is more unusual to stay a writer despite lack of status or outward success, to sacrifice sanity, sleep, positive well-being, health, to instead dwell in a life that is one of almost constant paranoia, oscillating between horror at invisibility and nausea at visibility.

Kate Zambreno, from To Write As If Already Dead

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Friday, September 10, 2021

On patience

Patience is not a virtue, it's a strategy—often a highly effective one.

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Tuesday, September 07, 2021

New poems

+15

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Sunday, September 05, 2021

Tolstoy Together

I received my author's copy yesterday of Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace, which includes some of my comments. The book releases officially on the 14th.

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Assumption

If you assume the world to be concrete, everything that follows will be in error.

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

What is real

If what is real is no longer beautiful,
how many people will decide
that what is real is no longer true?

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Illusions

Everything you believe is real is an illusion.
Do you believe illusions are real?

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Monday, August 16, 2021

To what extent

To what extent are our inquiries our injuries?

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