THE BEAST

No it’s not that “the beast,” the passively threatening SUV that ferries King Slut around. This one is a chimera, and a liminal being that actively seeks our demise. It, in its various… Continue reading

A WARM DEPRESSION

“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuousformation through choice of action.” —John Dewey Memories are not standalone events recalled at will, even with the qualification that that gets more difficult… Continue reading

LIFE’S NOT A BEACH

“The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald Do you have any idea how hard it was to find an anti-beach quote for this… Continue reading

SELF-ISH

(Or, yes we are that, but it’s not so simple)  SOMETIMES AN IDEA becomes visual from the verbal: an image emerges from hastily scribbled English in illegible cursive on the pages of my… Continue reading

DRAWING THINGS OUT

“To mourn a mischief that is past and goneIs the next way to draw new mischief on.”– William Shakespeare, Othello This one’s got art, arbeit and amour again! That old psycho-aesthetic trichotomy (art,… Continue reading

DOING LAPS IN FREE SWIM

“May we suggest that art is likely to be characterized by low stringency (i.e., high ambiguity and interpretability) where systems of conduct ideals are in doubt or social values are in the process… Continue reading

HYPOCRITIC OATHS

“No, Senator Cruz, this isn’t ‘theater,’”— Sen. Amy Klobuchar THE USA WAS FOUNDED by people seeking freedom and opportunity. They achieved this in large measure by denying freedom and opportunity to others. There… Continue reading

BEKNIGHTED

SOME QUESTIONS: Do you think there is a difference between who you are and what you do? Do you believe you are more than an ever-shifting collection of actions both past and possible?… Continue reading

HYPER HYPOCRISY

“We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one which we preach, but do not practice, and another which we practice, but seldom preach.” — Bertrand Russell EDITORIAL CARTOONISTS USUALLY… Continue reading

UNSEEN GESTURES

He was never there.In the park with the others.Only his disguises. None of the witnesses could recall any details. “He made us uneasy,” was all that most could say. “Wasn’t he supposed to… Continue reading