Tag Archive: capitalism

DEARTH OF THE COOL

A NEO-RETRO COCKTAIL PARTY, where there stands the hosts, a très chic couple, he with vinyl, she with martini. Out of his usual solitary habitat, an artsy type, an anti-chic wannabe Beatnik, sits… Continue reading

SOLD OUT

“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” —John Maynard Keynes Not an editorial cartoon again. Still… Continue reading

IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES…

“… it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was… Continue reading

THE FIELD OF SCHEMES

“I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by… Continue reading

AFTER PRIVILEGE

These days, fewer of us feel privileged, much less so than we did even “just” a decade or two ago, ‘round here anyway. The weirdness of that is that when we were thus… Continue reading

BLACK MASS

The glasses are empty, the serving tray is empty, the painted artist’s palette, too. Everything in artworld is empty. In the beginning art had a sacred function; it was used to facilitate communication… Continue reading

IMAGINARY PRISONS

“Moloch whose mind is pure machinery! Moloch whose blood is running money!” —Allen Ginsberg, Howl This post’s illustration idea was manifest (scribbled, but not doodled in my journal) before I remembered the Giovanni… Continue reading

SECOND CHILDHOOD

In a comment on the previous post regarding post-career life a friend of 60+ years said, “To the extent our old bodies [and finances] will allow, we should become kids again, uncorrupted by… Continue reading

CAPITAL PAINS

There’s no community left; we live alone in our homes—if we are lucky enough to have them. We have neighbors, but they are not like us. They are not from around here, either… Continue reading

SOME DAY IN THE PARK

Being born is generally a good start;back then you were valued—loved, they say—simply for who you are. What you do has little to do with it; you can be little more than a… Continue reading