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.

6.26.2016

people problem

Any system/bureaucracy takes on the worst characteristics of its managers.

6.21.2016

dead headstones

A cemetery is a waste of the landscape. All the headstones written in the dead language of those names.

6.13.2016

national resource

An equitable and well-administered law should be counted as a national treasure.

6.04.2016

pieced together

All politicians become Frankenstein monsters made of the body parts of special interests.

5.28.2016

me as we

There are persons who are nothing outside the company of others.

5.15.2016

haute couture

Fashion: If you’re young and beautiful you can wear anything or nothing at all.

4.21.2016

gonna get me

Narcissism is at the heart of most conspiracy theories.

4.17.2016

upon reflection

Chance can always be arranged into pattern in retrospect.

3.18.2016

low tech reflection

I crouched down for a momentary selfie in a puddle.

3.06.2016

certain persons excluded

Americans demand the right of privacy for everyone except their celebrities.

1.30.2016

not random anyway

Best to be consistent in one’s errors.

1.26.2016

more than aesthetics

Evil, it could be said, is the inability to experience beauty.

12.06.2015

first things first

When a consumer says, “That’s to die for,” the capitalist says, “Not yet, you must pay for it first.”

11.23.2015

the whole world isn't watching

Perhaps the media needs to start boycotting certain student protest events.

[re: Smith College]

11.10.2015

rote answer

‘That’s a great question.’: A cliché that interviewees often use to pretend they are answering a question for the first time.

10.26.2015

heaven's sake

People believe in heaven because they have experienced real happiness, or because they never have.

9.02.2015

flight path

Less than a hundred years after the Shoah, ethnic minority refugees are desperately trying to cross various European countries in order to enter Germany.

8.25.2015

defined in negative

So many years had passed without injury, disease or anguish, he began to wonder if he was alive.