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morning poems don’t rhyme have no meter are untitled have only good intentions Hell’s cobblestones, eh? I cobble them together in the frail light grasping in the mist til my sleeves are soaked wrassling with an angel in last night’s dream castles in the sky that I can’t get back in discontiguous scenes disassociated bodies […]

I, Future Dead Optimist

Dear Me! How different is the meaning of that phrase whether it ends with a comma or an exclamation point. I don’t mean to be (archaicly) over-dramatic, but I would not have this mistaken for a letter. It has no recipient. These are words from a voice floating through the stars, disembodied from celestial bodies. […]

Sit Down

I believe in the power and value of humility. Blame it on my Quaker upbringing if you’d like, although regardless of your religious or moral philosophy there is an inarguable inevitability to humility; somehow, some way, we must all accept our own limits, even if it is not until the moment before our death. Beyond […]

A Mantra for the Searching Soul

When in doubt, create. Let this be the mantra of the craftsman and the artist, but not them alone. Let this be the mantra for all people who wish to Live. Let this be the rallying cry of humanity, the words stitched to the banner of human progression, the epitaph etched on every gravestone across […]

Metaphysical Reassurance: 5 Cents

Most unanswerable questions have an easy answer. Of course that doesn’t mean that it’s the right answer—there is no right answer to an unanswerable question. We call those Questions ‘unanswerable’ because we can never be certain what the answers are, but humans have been tossing out possibilities since the beginning of our fragile history. How […]

The New American Dream

Would you rather be rich or famous? For most of human history those were one and the same—power was so consolidated that if you were anyone with influence, then you had lots of wealth (a causal relation that went both ways). In ancient times, think kings and emperors—really anyone from bygone eras whose name is […]

The Facts of Feelings

  John Oliver’s show covering the RNC convention had an extended piece in which he examined the Republican party’s embracing of feelings over facts—or rather, that the Party is willing to equate and substitute the two interchangeably. It was in the standard vein of Oliver’s mentor, Jon Stewart, whose tenure at the Daily Show was […]