1.08.2020

if not you

Everything one does, could be done by someone else.

12.26.2019

thing of worth

If something cannot be shared, perhaps it shouldn’t be owned.

12.22.2019

levitated on illusions

Such were his illusions that he floated a few feet above the rest of us on earth.

11.17.2019

no likeness

He realized he would never be important enough to be asked to sit for a portrait.

11.11.2019

kinds of not knowing

I accept only innocent ignorance. The neglectful and lazy kind, I abhor.

8.22.2019

last king standing

In chess, the better players learn endgame strategy. Then again, only better players get to play endgames.

7.28.2019

deeds and beads

The optimist marks his life by milestones, while the pessimist sits and strings a necklace of his millstones.

7.10.2019

school circumference

Create an academy that continually questions its ambit.

7.09.2019

two thorns

The world would be at peace but for tribes and religions.

5.04.2019

spiky

If an aphorist were a type of plant, cactus comes to mind.

4.07.2019

distant infinite

So distant it might as well be infinite.

4.06.2019

shortened lifespan

One too vain to live too long.

2.16.2019

shooting ourselves first

In the US we thwart the fear of foreign terrorist attacks by inviting almost weekly homegrown mass shootings.

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's signature is made of the buildings in 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 all

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.