Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Cave Kid

born facing a wall;
"respect the wall"
"the wall is enough"

tragedy turns us around,
opens up our options.

ejection from support,
reminds us that words
are just the cheapest
and easiest handcuffs.

completely unprepared;
optimistic for no other
reason than escape
feels uniquely better,

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Socratic Anthem

The vain passion of youth
impossible to revisit.
unlearn ourselves
back to ignorance?


security of trust,
wonder of childhood,
passion of youth,
ghosts of goods consumed.

unlearn ourselves
back to ignorance?


confidence of experience
still friendly to me.
peace of accomplishment
lures my ignorance.

unlearn ourselves
back to ignorance?


learn ourselves
out of ignorance?


Saturday, March 07, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

"I have been - and always shall be - your friend."

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Religion as reality-map in negative

How many generations does it take to establish an angry god in the minds of a people?  Imagine the inertial wave of suffering that must run from generation to generation for thousands of years, short lives spent in struggle; violent death as the norm, childhood death as the norm.  Does an ancient people's concept of god reflect their parenting experiences?

A people's god reflects the edge of the map for these people, the god reflects what is necessary for their world view to make sense, to hold together.  The role their deities play in their thinking and lives reflects their reality-map in negative, we can also infer some things about the interior of their maps, since their deities make necessary sense within their structure:  gods reflect their people.

Gods as pale moons reflecting the light of their believers.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Part of new discipline project is to learn how to bake bread with daily practice.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Alice made me a picture

There are exactly 43 candles on that cake, and Pinky Pie is throwing the party.