Wit: A Poem
[theres] something to be said not much, for the idea that everyone ought to commit suicide once in a while Hayden Carruth Listen to the hiss zigzag aggressions, depression, graphs while calmer heads shake their souls -- stirred in sadness do the best they can? Who wanted to be the kid …
Slightly Retarded Bagboy Asking Out Checkout Girl
After she says "sorry, no" to "arcade games and ice cream cones," she only wishes he was smart enough to know how he's hurting himself by asking out someone with early acceptance to Princeton-- how her heart breaks, too, in realizing honesty isn't proportionate to intelligence as she lies about the boyfriend driving up from …
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“The Meaning of the Universe,” by Annie Besant, from An Introduction to Yoga
Let us, first of all, ask ourselves, looking at the world around us, what it is that the history of the world signifies. When we read history, what does the history tell us? It seems to be a moving panorama of people and events, but it is really only a dance of shadows; the people …
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Spring Cleaning the Clutter in my Mind
Since this is the time of year for such grandiose events as cleaning out attics, basements and gutters, I'd like to do a little cleaning of the attic in my head.
The Essential Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand has been one of the most distinguished singers of the last four decades.
Constant, Steady Strokes
Then comes the part when I say, "Boy, you have to lie."
Søren Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling and The Sickness unto Death
Kierkegaard, the father of existentialism, says that we realize not peace but only anguish.
I’m building a house, but until it’s done I ain’t got no place to sleep…