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.

8.11.2015

things seen differently

Material trappings may be envied but are seldom admired.

7.27.2015

faith debased

A religion that lacks proof of its god can’t begin to be ethical.

7.22.2015

not supposed to be here

Humans who engage in handwringing are those who don’t understand what a freak of nature we are anyway.

6.15.2015

place and purpose

Installation art: Artfully arranged material preparing for its future haphazard staging in a landfill.

6.13.2015

would diderot approve

When a thick dictionary was sitting on the shelf, or a full set of an encyclopedia displayed, one could imagine containing that whole universe. In a Google world, or surfing to a Wikipedia entry, are we not giving up on a greater vision, however unrealistic, one of our containing all knowledge?

5.31.2015

higher order opinion

Philosophers just have opinions about bigger things than the weather or property tax rates.

5.16.2015

clearly never

There is no blank slate. Think of a bird hitting a glass pane.

5.09.2015

negative bazillion

The funny man in the suit asked: 'What is the opportunity cost of taking a year off after college and bumming around Europe?'

4.18.2015

to fill one's lungs

Smokers who slip out of office doors several times a day get more fresh air and access to the landscape than their non-smoking co-workers.

3.28.2015

voice over

The right-wing radio host had a talent for talking over cogent thought.

2.22.2015

thinking complex

To complicate in order to contemplate.

2.09.2015

falling apart faster

In the U.S. we accelerate our ruins.

1.14.2015

unnecessary nation state

Another province that aspires to be a piss-ant state.

12.13.2014

behind a door or in the dark

The engine of sex is its secrecy.

10.19.2014

cannon shot

The kind of person who if shot out of a cannon would come walking back into view with his pants legs tattered and smoldering but otherwise unscathed.

9.25.2014

i'm back

That’s enough about me, but have you met my alter ego?

7.26.2014

insufficient belief

The fanatic believer proves the vacancy of his/her religion by being unable to leave the rest of us alone.

7.19.2014

frozen treat

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