“‘What could I do? Argue with you? It’s simply me against the whole crooked grinding greedy setup on Earth. They’ll be flopping their filthy atom bombs ups here, fighting for bases to have wars. Isn’t it enough they’ve ruined one planet, without ruining another; do they have to foul someone else’s manger? The simple minded … More “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury
The question I have today is simple. On what basis does humankind declare that they are the most intelligent animal? The question that follows is similarly simple, what would it take for humankind to determine that it is not the case? I know not many people look at this site, which is unfortunate, because I … More Smarter Than Man
Long ago there was a French guy name Rene. Rene wondered to himself, “What do I know?” and began to deconstruct his knowledge. Rene realized that most claims of knowledge are grounded in sensorial input, i.e. you see the sun and so claim knowledge that the sun exists. You hear your mother’s voice and so … More No Know.
“Woke up this morning Put on my slippers Walked in the kitchen and died.” -John Prine I think I’m about as ok with dying as a person not immediately facing it can be. I’m definitely ok with the prospect of dying when I’m old. I love my life, it’s been uncannily good for the most … More Black and white photo with some words underneath it.
At 7:30 this morning I wrote the following: Religion is a big deal to a lot of people. The majority of world leaders severely impacting the lives of their citizens invoke it as justification. The overtly Islamic governments the Middle East do so in restricting women’s rights, while the government of the United States, secular … More Religion? What the hell is Religion?
Here’s the deal, calling a person a cunt is rude, and it definitely isn’t fair to vaginas to insult people by calling them one. For so many reasons, it is not a progressive term to use. However, there is a substantial difference between referring to a two faced, lying, hypocritical, racism and misogyny enabling piece … More Or was it the word ‘feckless’ that was the problem?
In the beginning there was nothing but nothing shivered and there became something. That something was about the size of a tennis ball. This tennis ball contained within it all that would ever be, the sum of all matter in the universe, the material of which we are made, and the time it would take … More And Then There Was Cucumber
The deal with doughnuts is this: the doughnut was invented by removing the center of an existing pastry. That thing that is removed resembles a nut, like an almond or a walnut. A hole is left by removing this nut. Yet, for some reason, we refer to the nut of dough as the doughnut hole, … More “Columbus and Other Cannibals” by Jack D. Forbes
So I was driving around the other day, just letting the old noggin wander, and I had the thought, “The Sermon on the Mount was good though.” Then, from a different corner, a voice called out, “How do you know?” And I thought, “Oh yeah, that’s right. I’ve never read it.” I tried to read … More “The Sermon on the Mount” by Me (and Jesus)
I was in deep meditation, not suppressing or rejecting thoughts, just acknowledging them and letting them go. One thought, however, broke me from my pleasant calm and besieged me to follow it. When I had picked up my son from his daycare a few hours earlier he had been eating a cakepop, prompting me to … More A Startling Revelation