Saturday, November 28, 2009

t-day weekend

so much food...
pass the gravy...
can't let it all go to waste :-)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

When faced with a problem the first thing to do
is to determine how much of the problem is you.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Does leaving your cage temporarily
qualify one as free?
If a return is ensured
Is the time really free?
Some say we can be free in a cage
even if we never get to leave,
but I think they have shrunk freedom
to fit their cage.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thoughts from a corporate ghetto

Planning is always iterative.

Never measure more than twice before you cut.

You'll always do it better the second time, so get the first one out of the way quickly.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

How do people survive corporate jobs?
Where do they hide their souls
So they don't get stepped on daily?
How do they make it through the days,
The meetings, and the routinely ignorant
I don't know how other people do it.

Start-up companies push you to burn out
And absorb an enormous amount of life,
But at least you're doing something
Making real progress, towards a goal
That is identifiable and achievable (well…)

These large established corporations are breeding grounds
For some kind of human rot.
I'm already feeling empty and glassy eyed.
I'm starting to itch and I'm worried I'm rotting,
Slowly decaying,
Being drained by the abundance of emotion
And the near void of logical reasoning.

The group think of the barely educated
Managing the production staff into
Suicide, fast or slow, it amounts to the same thing
A giving up on life, a giving up on that gripping
Strong feeling of vitality when you are free to run
With tongue out and eyes fixed on the target
Running, running

Tell me you haven't given all that up under
A guise of wisdom, with pale platitudes of
"the way the world works"
"it is what it is"
Or pathetic day dreams of vacations, retirement
And comforting entertainments waiting at home
That are only needed to sooth the pain of the work day.

If we were running, creating and free
We would never consume the amounts of TV
Food and trinkets we do, but we do
We need it, to ensure the slow suicide
Instead of the fast.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Classic Quote

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”

Epicurus – Greek philosopher, BC 341-270

Monday, November 02, 2009

He Can

How can the astronomer
Hold personal grandeur
When he beholds creation?
How can the philosopher
Hold personal certainty
When he beholds history?
How can any man
Withhold creation and history
From his reason?

Powerful Feeling

I do have things of substance to say
To communicate
But this is not the place or the time
The hour
This is the moment of self mutation
An action so profound we are not involved
Not invited
We'll explain why the new was inevitable
We'll mourn the passing of us
And we'll celebrate our rise
But we really won't have anything to say
At all