Tag Archive: truth

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

BITS OF BOTH

Modernist psychologists theorize that early childhood experiences have a huge impact on how we feel and what we do as adults, whether we realize this or not. Postmodernists, on the other hand, believe… Continue reading

BLOOD SPORT

Who says the good ol’ U. S. of A. is not a democracy? It certainly is one, just not like the one described in civics books. Am I showing my age again? Do… 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

THERE’S NO APP FOR THIS

Current events bring to mind the adverts in the print ‘zines sent to old folks like me. Not the “I’ve fallen and can’t get [it] up!” ones, but the ones about the simple… 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

YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU NEED

Back in the day, the three black and white TV networks and the one or two black and white daily news papers kept their content centrist to survive. They were truly a mass… Continue reading

MANICHEAN MEMORY MACHINE

Memory is a funny thing. Certain periods of your life are remembered as all good and others are recalled as all bad. In reminiscence, college years, for example, seem a golden age whereas… Continue reading

ART, POOR ART II

He asks himself whether art in itself (l’art pour l’art) was the reason he did it, not the praise he got for his efforts. Yes, he enjoyed the gestures themselves and the magic… Continue reading

BLACK SUIT OPS – PART I

Imagine a self proclaimed populist who’s never shoveled his own walk or changed a diaper, never punched a clock or worked for minimum wage. Imagine a politician who lies, then lies about that… Continue reading