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Saturday, March 25, 2017

New poems

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Friday, March 24, 2017

A little (Eliot)

We have all got to exert ourselves a little to keep sane.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

On trivia

Trivia brilliantly expressed or expounded remains trivia. Better the slowest intelligence stumbling toward significance.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Irrationality

Irrationality has a strong confirmation bias.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New poems

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

A sign

A sign of intellectual maturity is the ability to hear and accept things you don't want to be true.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

First (Smock)

Poets and intellectuals—who are paid little, and who are usually ignored by the general population—have this consolation, at least: they are the ones the tyrants go after first.

Frederick Smock

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Friday, March 10, 2017

In the name of rebellion (Snow)

When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.

C. P. Snow

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Complexity

To simple minds complexity is invisible.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Do you care?

Those who don't care
care that those who do care
care.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

New poems

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Monday, March 06, 2017

Anything better than politics (Thoreau)

If you aspire to anything better than politics, expect no cooperation from men. They will not further anything good. You must prevail of your own force, as a plant springs and grows by its own vitality.

Henry David Thoreau

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On lust

Lust is just greed
pretending to be need.

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

Also on poetry

Poetry is not made of things
but of words.

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Saturday, March 04, 2017

New poems

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Friday, March 03, 2017

On poetry

Poetry, like so much of value, doesn't have to be distinctive; it has to be impactful.

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

We think

We think we crave control
when we hunger for facility.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Who dare to dissent (Eisenhower)

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels—men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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More

You give more as more is given.
You take more as more is taken.

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