Tag Archive: career

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

FLIGHT RISK

THE IMAGE SHOWS a would-be artist trying to make his art do what it can’t. The painting is of that guy, with paintings as wings flapping impotently, hesitating before a leap of little… Continue reading

ACTIVE LAZINESS

A modern psychomachia or a post-moderm repressive-desublimation The image above (post-career painting #21) looks like a Goya “black painting.” He painted 14 or 15 saturnine murals for himself alone when he was over… Continue reading

A LIFE IN THE JUNGLE

Long ago I imagined, or read/read about, a horror story. It was kinda like Henry James’ “The Beast in the Jungle.” Quick summary: A man waits for something special — he calls it… 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

GHOSTS

“—What is a ghost? Stephen said with tingling energy. One who has faded into impalpability through death, through absence, through change of manners.” ― James Joyce, Ulysses Yes, People become more ghost-like as… Continue reading

SHIPS OF A FOOL

Long ago you hung out with your co-workers or school chums because you all had histories, interests, talents and/or goals in common and that makes it easier get by in the not-so-brave new… Continue reading

ROBO-SERF

“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” –Satchel Paige (American baseballer) Yes, you are right to fear the coming of A.I. But not the drones in other parts (for now) of… Continue reading

WHEN I GET OLDER

“Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?” Those are good questions these days. The answers would seem to be no’s, not mattering if you were asking a… Continue reading

WHAT TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS

There is new kind of dehumanizing in town. It’s not the oppression as old a civilization itself where the many of are treated by the few as beasts of burden no different from… Continue reading