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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Both (Jahren)

We are each given exactly one chance to be. Each of us is both impossible and inevitable.

Hope Jahren, Lab Girl

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Living alongside (Doctorow)

Life is not a ledger. Your sins can't be paid off through good deeds. Your good deeds are not cancelled by your sins. Your sins and your good deeds live alongside one another. They coexist in superposition.

Cory Doctorow

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

New poems

+15

This batch contains my 5000th poem!

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Monday, August 19, 2019

On economics

Has anything ever allowed more harm to be done on less evidence with less consequence than economics?

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

They love not art (Wilde)

I think they love not art
Who break the crystal of a poet’s heart
That small and sickly eyes may glare and gloat.

Oscar Wilde, from "On the Sale By Auction of Keats' Love Letters"

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Habits

Habits accrue act by act.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

I see it coming (Hicok)

Maybe the worst part of death is that I see it coming. To stay truly alive the whole time I’m alive gets harder as I go.

Bob Hicok

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Most

Most people sell out for the possibility, not the promise.

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Friday, August 09, 2019

Also, singing (Brecht)

In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.

Bertolt Brecht

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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Our life (Shakespeare)

And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.
I would not change it.

William Shakespeare, As You Like It

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Tuesday, August 06, 2019

On transcendence

There is no transcendence without an initial deviation.

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Friday, August 02, 2019

On evil

Evil is uncertainty plus inevitability.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New poems

+15

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Otoliths: A Magazine of Many E-Things

My poems "Redaction Comics #1," "Assertion," and "Wanna-Be" are now available at Otoliths.  Check out this Australian site's interesting mix of content!

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

On belief

Belief is a reflection of desire unfettered by probability.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

In bliss (de Quevedo)

Su tumba fue su amada;
hermosa, sí, pero temprana y breve;
ciega y enamorada,
mucho al amor y poco al tiempo debe;
y pues en sus amores se deshace,
escríbase:  Aqui goza, donde yace.

Its tomb was its beloved;
lovely, yes, but fleetingly so;
blind and enamored,
much to love it owes, little to time;
and because it was by loving undone,
engrave:  it lies in bliss where it died.

Francisco de Quevedo, from "Túmulo de la mariposa"

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

New poems

+15

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Chicken and Mushrooms

Made from this recipe (I added the potatoes).

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Man on the moon


Comic by Tom Gauld.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Rapid aging

Stress is a killer.

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