10.20.2018

time feeds

The present eats into the future and its digestion is called experience.

8.02.2018

signature of its skyline

A city is named by the signature buildings of its skyline.

7.21.2018

wands not hands

I think the hands on a clock should be called wands, because there is a certain magic in the way they make things disappear.

7.09.2018

stategraft

Do impoverished countries engender corruption, or is it that states that tolerate corruption inevitably remain impoverished?

7.01.2018

ad add

Advertisers benefit from the notion that their influence is absolute.

6.02.2018

is it over yet

I’m sorry, but it’s true, I was glancing at my watch during your 15 minutes.

5.26.2018

then again

Doubt should shadow our shining ideas.

5.24.2018

overheard conversation

He got tired of listening to himself talk to himself.

4.19.2018

late to realize

By the time I caught up with you, you were dead.

4.16.2018

deity given due

All that we don’t know accrues to the divine.

3.15.2018

signage of the times

It was announced today that Toy R Us is closing down all its locations and going out of business. In related news, Guns R Us has reached an agreement to open new stores in the same vacated locations, promising aisles of inventory, from AR-15s to shotguns, stocking every handgun available in the market, plus unlimited quantities of ammunition.

2.17.2018

blurb bust out

Whenever you hear the word ‘renowned’, run away.

1.18.2018

castles in the air

In countries like Great Britain, where the monarchy no longer controls governance, the monarchy becomes state-sponsored entertainment, serving to delight the people.

10.07.2017

healing art

He healed before the scars could remember where to leave their marks.

8.18.2017

scary stuff

You live on earth, and yet the religious try to frighten you with their stories of hell.

7.13.2017

things at hand

We take our omens where we can find them.

7.02.2017

utopia undone

What is human ruins the ideal commune.

6.01.2017

heliocentric heresy

Our sun but a little night light in the universe.

5.14.2017

focal point

Remember your power is concentrated in that corner they backed you into.

4.02.2017

fall open

Our arms seem to open widest when we’re falling.

3.24.2017

easy to turn

The contrarian proposes nothing.

3.04.2017

facedeck

Shuffle the faces.

2.25.2017

memory in the middle

Experience forms memory and memory shapes experience.

2.04.2017

word became flesh

The image was only words in the moment it became experience.

only moment to moment

Experience is nothing without memory.

1.31.2017

just an ankle bracelet

He’d led a charmed life on the chain gang.

1.17.2017

no one thing

It’s a mistake to talk of Americans as though one people, or to speak of the USA as though one country. We the people: Are many peoples and many notions of a nation, uneasily held together.

12.21.2016

behind me, beyond that

True maturity involves transcending one’s own cultural milieu.

12.04.2016

capital job, china

China is capitalism’s dream country: A nation with no political freedom that can make goods at a low price point.

11.28.2016

after shock

If after death I somehow retain consciousness, I’ll realize at that moment how absurd life really was.

10.26.2016

safe passage

I was so in love with my life I didn’t see it passing.

9.01.2016

turned years

I noticed just today that some years ago I must have passed from youth to age.

8.28.2016

blitzcleg

Singed by the limelight

8.24.2016

animal extraordinaire

Wake up each day and know yourself as the miracle beast.

8.21.2016

close quarters

The family pictures are developing sharp elbows as they compete with books for space and attention on my bookshelves.

8.11.2016

matter of scale

The self can be a cup or a cosmos.

7.23.2016

color chart

For the poor the use of color can be substitute for prosperity, for the rich it serves as proof they still have blood.

7.14.2016

give deservedly

He proved it possible to squander money on charitable causes.

7.13.2016

over before it began

His whole life seemed preparatory, and then it was over.

7.02.2016

not worth the risk

Adventurers and daredevils know that money is too unimportant to gamble with.