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Bumper sticker politics

From the trite to the terrific, the funny to the furious, here are some selected slogan quotes and one-liner witticisms. This selection invariably reflects my own political and philosophic positioning … Continue reading

24 March, 2007 · 11 Comments

Bloopers and troopers

Some moments of recent risibility to share. Last night my sister-in-law had me cracking up. She was trying to say “I don’t mean to be pompous” but instead said “I … Continue reading

23 February, 2007 · Leave a comment

Portrait of the artist as a 15 y.o., on the moon :)

I recently happened upon this photograph, taken of a painting I produced in high school. This is all that remains, as I eventually chucked the canvas out. It was a … Continue reading

9 February, 2007 · 4 Comments

Great cartoon moments 2006 # 1 (Mr Fish)

Mr Fish captures it well with one sentence. Like others, I watched the bombings of Lebanon and its civilian infrastructure, the deaths of hundreds and the oil spill disaster with … Continue reading

29 December, 2006 · 2 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"