Friday, March 24, 2017

Now or never

                Speaking of another Theory of Relativity...
       And the curse of culture.
       Decades ago, I enjoyed a relationship with a lovely soul who taught English to functionally illiterate adolescents in one of the most impoverished public schools in the slums of Philadelphia.
       And what I remember best of my teacher friend's children how so few grasped the meaning time.
      Or the notion of past, present and future.
      Or how and why "later" can be the same as "never."
      Because in their world, reality was now-driven by a need survive.  


Friday, February 24, 2017

Amerika

We live in a world where it's become increasingly difficult
 to grasp the difference between our 
Rights, Needs and Wants. 
Sic transit Gloria woo-woo!

"Family Time"


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Trumping Truth

"When the media lies to the people, 
I  will never let them get away with it."
Donald Trump
 But when Trump says
truth is a lie...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Stuff of Story

The need to see a pattern
in a mysterious universe is as old as the human race.
Arnold Toynbee
*
We tell ourselves stories
in order to live
Joan Didion
*
In the beginning God
created heaven and earth.
The Bible
*
The most beautiful experience
we can have is the mysterious.
Whoever does not know it 
and can no longer marvel,
is as good as dead.
Albert Einstein 
*
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by 
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

*
A. A. Milne
In the beginning, untold millions of wiggle-tailed thingies were ejaculated by my father 
into my mother's vagina to begin their    
immense journey swimming up the vast cavern 
of her uterus to begin their life-spawning assault
on a single egg that - for one brief
miraculous moment - managed  
 

to swim up my  mother's
uterus  to....   
But was it fun?



Trump Amerika


The Leader

What rough beast, 
its hour come at last...?