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Notebooking

Notebooking

Keepers of private notebooks are a different breed altogether, lonely and resistant rearrangers of things, anxious malcontents, children afflicted apparently at birth with some presentiment of loss. ~Philip Connors I’ve been a notebooker on and off for decades. The first significant batch created during my darkest days suffered the abuse of an intruder which put […]

Building a Web

Building a Web

What is in store for me in the direction I do not take? ~Jack Kerouac I wonder at the web my life would have created had if decisions made in the past were chosen differently. What if I did not choose on a whim to play soccer in High School an obscure sport with little […]

The Sands of Death

The Sands of Death

The worm of terror Strangled his mind so that he kept no memory. ~Robinson Jeffers Am I forgetful because a worm is burrowing into my head and consuming cherished memories? How else to explain the lapses, the sand sifting through my fingers as the lifeglass of my life spills into the past leaving a future […]

Conservatism is Cowardice

Conservatism is Cowardice

Nostalgia is an act of cowardice. ~Mario Vargas Llosa I enjoyed my time in High School especially the four seasons playing soccer, the years I invested studying Engineering in college despite the three to four hours commuting each day, reflect with a smile on many of the long-gone years before today. I also realize those […]

Beware The Moment

Beware The Moment

We tend to see A person In the moment Not As the journey They traveled to get here. ~Kat Lehmann In the moment, there is no history, no herstory, no future story, no shining sun, no reflective moon. In the moment, there is only the present, the instant now, a locus divorced from pre and […]

The Antics of Fake Patriots

The Antics of Fake Patriots

I can only imagine how quickly the Founding Fathers turned in their graves at the antics of Megan Rapinoe, Colin Kaepernick, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the many others protesting during the raising of Old Glory, during the anthem honoring the Stars and Bars, at the hoisting of the Red, White, and Blue.

Mindgasm

Mindgasm

Time exists in order that everything doesn’t happen at once. Space exists so that it doesn’t all happen to you. ~Carlos Fuentes The only place time and space cease to exist is inside a singularity, a black hole. Unbounded by stretching time, confined by zero space all events occur simultaneously in the exact same null […]

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