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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

To wander

Better to wander lost than to choose a false map.

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Life

Life is a doomed expedition into terra incognita.

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Some want

Some of us want most to ask,
and some most want to be answered.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Endurable (Proust)

If we are to make reality endurable, we must all nourish a fantasy or two.

Marcel Proust, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

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New poems

+15

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

The lack

The lack defines the limit.

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On cognition

Cognition is aggregate.

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Nature poet

Of course I am a nature poet.  A human nature poet.

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

To win

To win, we must be willing to lose.

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Soul

A soul equips one for suffering.

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A mistake to conflate

It's a mistake to conflate the spontaneous with the ephemeral.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Best parts (Proust)

The great works of art are also less of a disappointment than life, in that their best parts do not come first.

Marcel Proust, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

BBQ ribs

Using the Instant Pot and the broiler, a rub, and a sauce.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The wise & the foolish

Wise people create what they need.  They don't try to create for eternity.  Fools take what wise people have created and declare it sacrosanct and threaten anyone with the temerity to try to change it.

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No devotion

There is no devotion without deception.

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An Afterward

The existence of an Afterward would be worth anything but the believing in a lie of the existence of an Afterward.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

New poems

+15

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Monday, January 11, 2021

On art

Art is amoral because life is amoral.

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Call to action

Let us seek the best within us and deny the worst among us.

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Saturday, January 09, 2021

The mistakes

The mistakes that shall be held against you most are the ones others pay for.

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