7.19.2014

frozen treat

He tried to trademark the name ‘Melting Glacier Slushy’.

7.14.2014

expansive expense

Military spending is never ending.

6.26.2014

crawling forward

A mother released her infant to crawl across the battlefield.

6.23.2014

blindly noble

One can only be noble when no one is looking.

5.25.2014

freud field day

Your father was so distant you called him “Farther.”

4.27.2014

sticks together

Glut is the glue of the consumerist society.

4.21.2014

distance runners

The Boston Marathon terrorists made what was always a great race into a secular crusade.

4.06.2014

sandwich board

Is it fashion or wearable advertising?

3.29.2014

self knowledge

You began to suspect that the self was just a thought experiment.

3.01.2014

food dilemma

To clean one’s plate so as not to waste food; or to leave a few morsels as testament to our excess.

2.26.2014

word origin

A word’s ontology is its meaning.

2.18.2014

dialed in

Not a dialectic but a dial that can be turned/tuned to many viewpoints. There is almost no viewpoint that can’t be turned one-hundred and eighty degrees and argued with equal vigor and result from its opposite side. But it’s probably truer to say, though certain binary concepts and themes are often convenient, that every argument is but a point on a dial where the needle can be turned to register its value.

2.09.2014

dispersive mind

I know quite a little about many things.

11.25.2013

relative value

At expiration, the supermarket marks down by half the inexpensive bread, but the nicer loaves only by a third.

11.23.2013

new word order

The little koan that could (change the world).

10.18.2013

logos logged off

With nothing to show since the Bible, we can we assume God is afflicted with writer’s block.

10.13.2013

extinction threat

It shouldn’t be a surprise that stupid people fear the theory of evolution.

10.05.2013

ugly under glass

A butterfly is just a specimen under glass. A butterfly is only beautiful in flight or, however briefly, alighted upon a leaf or flower.

7.25.2013

face forward

Don’t turn your head—there is nothing behind you that is not dead.

6.20.2013

student teacher

There has never been a good teacher who doesn’t still consider him/herself a student.

5.04.2013

context of luck

Circumstance is the stage upon which chance plays its part. You can’t throw a seven holding one die.

3.20.2013

act and perspective

When a giant goes to kill a fly he uses a chair or floorlamp for a flyswatter—some furniture is bound to get broken.

2.17.2013

in retrospect

Many of the paintings now thought of as masterpieces were the B-movies of their day.

2.15.2013

first of last things

The first thing we must realize is that our ability to die is a privilege and not a curse.

2.14.2013

juggernaut structure

Religion is a superstition with a superstructure.

1.30.2013

as one miscast

The catalogue they sent me was so horrid I felt insulted just receiving it. What personal misstep has thrown me into this milieu?

1.15.2013

roll-a-bye-baby

If ever life drives you back into a fetal ball, don’t forget in that position it’s easy to roll.

1.05.2013

first things

For a starting point, in fact a star, can we agree on the sun as being primary and important?

12.20.2012

incomparable

America will always be a special case.

11.28.2012

dietary concern

He wondered if wine counted as a fruit in one’s diet?

11.19.2012

lack of fidelity

They listened to Billie Holiday recordings on their Bang & Olufsen sound system…they didn’t get it, they never would.

10.13.2012

simple creature

Oh my heart, be a sponge that absorbs this world.

9.30.2012

strategy ossifying

Strategy is only alive while in action. As soon as it accomplishes its mission it risks becoming structure.

8.19.2012

trickle down or full circle

Tax money comes into the government and gets distributed and paid out almost as fast as it was collected, and tax dollars spent go directly into the private sector, to the benefit of those who own businesses or who invest in businesses.

8.18.2012

just one drop

Sometimes all it takes is that first felt drop of rain to bring me back to life.

7.31.2012

on the day after

After the disaster one finds two kinds of people: those who hide, horde, hunker down and try to defend themselves, and those who walk abroad and begin to rebuild.

7.19.2012

in a better world

The liquor stores should sell milk and bread. So a person with a family could stop once instead of twice.

7.09.2012

you're welcome to it

As bad as we are to one another as fellow human inhabitants of this world and the more we degrade the planet that sustains us, the more we believe, if our movies are any gauge, that aliens want to take it all from us. To echo the old comic’s gag line “Take my earth, please.”

6.24.2012

because we always did it that way

Tradition is cultural tyranny.

6.18.2012

bigger than that

A mountain cannot be contained in one mind.