Tag Archive: deception

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

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

LIES LIKE TRUTH

MACBETH: I pull in resolution and begin To doubt th’ equivocation of the fiend That lies like truth.         –Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5 I am old enough to remember when the news… 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

ECLIPSE CLICHÉ

FIRST, LET ME APOLOGIZE to all the other cartoonists, pro and amateur, who came up with the very same idea. I honestly thought this up all by myself around noon today, 8/17/17 and… Continue reading

FUNNY PICTURES

“A work of art is a world of signs, at least to the poet’s nursery bookself sheltered behind the artist’s ear.” —Susan Howe BACK IN DAY, He could swim one hundred yards in… Continue reading

EVERYTHING THAT IS THE CASE

“Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” –Ludwig Wittgenstein Or not. We use words that have no meaning all the time. Like our homunculus here. He’s a man of modest means… Continue reading

THE DETECTIVE

In a world where resemblance is often deceptive and convention selective, he sees life differently. He confuses symbols and icons, shadows and smiles, too. What’s good for fiction is rarely good for reality.… Continue reading

UNNATURAL SELECTION

You know, of course, that if you read or hear a corporate statement, advertisement or a sworn testimony expressing a goal other than that of making money for stakeholders it is false, don’t… Continue reading

REASONS AND NEEDS

The process of art seems to require a societal (external) affirmation as well as an individual (internal) drive to make doing it worth the effort. The would-be artist therefore has both rational reasons… Continue reading