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rain on the lake
heron ‘gainst dappled waters: this fleeting dream




I wasn’t going to make any observations, but…  Yeah, it really was, wasn’t it? the dream I mean.  It was brief once we built our cities and attempted to girdle the world with steel.  The Sargasso Sea, with the kelp replaced by plastic, which eventually whirlpools down and is taken in by the true bottom sea life, and thus enters the food chain.  It does happen elsewhere, but that’s the most graphic.  Naturally the mouths of most rivers are filthy.  If one in every 25 throws away one piece of trash a day so it lands in a river–just how many pieces is that? do the math.  Google will do both for you.

November 23, 2016 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

About Modal Philosophy

According to it itself, those who master its precepts are likely to become wealthy.  My question is concerning motivations.


Why do I write?

–so that I can I appreciate the following silence better.

–to become more entwined in definitions.

–to outline the structures and separations I’ve unknowingly accepted, the ones that transform or even govern my every perception.  It is thus some of these mysterious definitions are founded.  What can be said it seems is quite certainly at least partially a lie.  How sad to think that:  I hope I’m wrong.  I hope that one does equal one, that the cracked egg is the same thing as the whole egg in the carton–because if it doesn’t then the whole edifice of Reality may come toppling down at any moment.  But I fear.  I fear greatly; for one sign of great danger is when the people see the images made of things rather than the things themselves, and that time has come.


Truth, that is, isn’t something we seek modernly.  We run from it.


June 4, 2008 at 10:52 pm Leave a comment


As you can see, I am to the point I can make regular postings.  I still haven’t (for instance) installed Firefox; I’m absolutely sure I won’t install anything further today, which means nothing at all.  I’m working toward something vaguely resembling a rewrite of a book begun ten years ago or so.  Actually my perspective has changed considerably.  The attempt at definition of reality is meaningless unless it includes the realization that reality’s a changing thing–language is a changing thing–as are other media–so it’s getting it just right while the boat rolls; flash it right with quick enough shutter speed and you got it.


I plan nothing else today.  I’ve had Vicodin again for a while.  It certainly doesn’t kill the pain, but it does lessen it, enough that I have to lay back on the exercise bit.  Enough.  Pain’s worse now because of the back.


June 1, 2008 at 7:42 pm 2 comments