Tag Archive: work

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

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

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

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

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

A FREE MARKET PRESS

Abstract: The naked and frightened novice in the world begins his or her slide downward. First meeting business men out for a quick buck, then celebrities posing for a price and finally lovers… Continue reading

ROBOTS IN THE PENTHOUSE?

The image here is the illusion the corporate marketeers at the paradoxically named Wild Caught Farms wants you to see. They want you to identify with the naive and happy lad from a… Continue reading

CONSENSUS OF INCOMPATIBLES

On a TV show, a shrink quotes her late husband, also a shrink, “There is no humanity, there are only humans…” and I now paraphrase the rest, “and each is driven and attracted… Continue reading

STATUE OF LIMITATIONS

The artist sculpts no more public works ennobling the others; he carves no more edifices at their behest for their enrichment. He was an appropriator, but never a forger; he worked in any… Continue reading