December 16, 2007
A witness is a sentinel who watches what comes and what goes – who ask only of the traveler what is the poetry of your mothers tongue and what wall does your fathers fist beat against and then dutifully records it all in a special book of nonsensical and illogical answers, never judging the stride of the travelers obligations…
December 11, 2007
Image from: widelec
No matter your resolve – your world and your imagination can be shattered…ask the man with the glasses.
December 10, 2007
Hey, what can I say…? I am in a house cleaning-updating mood these past two days. And yes, I know many of you will be relieved to read this…but wait, before you get all happy or depressed, I will always be the same old me…
Two things: 1. Though I have thoughts daily, I don’t always write them down. 2. Though I have updated my Daily Thoughts page…I haven’t revised them.
Image From: grenouille plus
December 9, 2007
Of the faces you have worn, which of them most resembles the face you see when you look in your inner mirror?
December 6, 2007
Are all kings, but pumped up men, guilty of forgetting the struggle of their lowliest subjects, who live in hovels produced by his elite’s lust for luxury?
December 5, 2007
Image from: The Alchemy Website
When a person; any person, can sit on the firmness of their understandings and say “I don’t know, I may be wrong…” Then that person can gain access to the choice points of the “Everything.”
December 4, 2007
Image from Agence eureka archive
The fallacy is that we can dance as Americans with either a left of right foot…without turning in circles and stepping on the toes of partners.
December 2, 2007
Was there ever a hand that extended to “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breath free…?” And if there ever was such a hand, what is it holding now…?
November 30, 2007
Here is an easy chart to measure the exact dimension of the last foot you put into your mouth.
Is it true that the older you get the less you put your foot in your mouth or do we as we age never really remove the foot entirely?
November 27, 2007
If everyone is important to someone, how is it that they are not necessarily important to everyone?
November 26, 2007
The only light and prayer we have left is at the center of our
being, for intelligence today is surrounded by darkness…
Defining for all what the nature of light is, creates vast stretches
of ignorance – To be or not to be a candle maker is the only question.
Photo by: Michal Macku
November 25, 2007
The fetus is born at the bottom of an ocean and like an
ancestral fish must guess at a surface. We guess at love
and swim with ardent fins until we sink or win.
Photo by amir
November 20, 2007
If there is no time like now – then exactly what happened to then? And this only nowmaybe…was I just then maybe mistaken? time sorta takes the wind out of the word
November 17, 2007
At conception an idea is just an idea and bears little resemblance to the possible life it may lead as a fully realized actuality.
November 15, 2007
In spite of my best thinking and my whole hearted attempts at communicating what I make up about meaning, it seems I am misunderstood much of the time – unless of course I am misunderstanding something…do you get my meaning?
Bonus Thought November 15, 2007
Total Order = Total Boredom = Nothing Left To Realize + Anger = Mayhem = Chaos… which is the natural order of things…leading to a desire to understand how it is that the Total Order of things is the equal of Chaos.
November 13, 2007
Where o’ where do beliefs come from: It’s a little like the farm boy question, “Which came first the chicken or the egg.” But not quite…
- An Event Happens (likely external)
- An Experience is had (likely internal)
The above, by its self, lacks a critical life giving ingredient and without that ingredient has no life what so ever. The name of the ingredient is called belief. How and where does this bit of magic insert itself into the above?
October 25, 2007
Entertain certainties but never wholly adopt them.
“Change is the only constant”
“Convenience breeds apathy”
October 23, 2007
Ah, the rage of the convinced…Certainty is the bane of investigation…When one starts with the premise “I don’t know” so much more becomes learnable.
October 22, 2007
10 Myths About Poverty
- The poor are solely at the effect of their own actions.
- The poor choose to be poor.
- Rich people acquiring wealth do not create poor people.
- There is equal opportunity and access to better choices for everybody.
- There is no social imperatives that keep people poor.
- Race is not a factor.
- Poor people can just get over it.
- No one wants to see poor people suffer.
- If poor people had better values they could contribute to the greater values of the larger society in which they live.
- It is not the place of society to interfere or socially engineer the free choice of the market place.
These are thoughts to create thinking pressure…
October 16, 2007
If those who condone torture have experienced that same torture to it’s fullest – then their consent to its barbarity is somewhat understandable.
What is incomprehensible are those who condone torture with no clear experiential referent to its reality.
The stern father metaphor has its place, but what about a useful mother?
October 14, 2007
In order to have a working understanding of “Reality” one must
first – distort, generalize, or delete better than 90% of what is
possibly perceptible – this of course is a generalization.
October 12, 2007
What is curious about those at the extremes of the God debate is how little either is learning from either…
October 11, 2007
Thoughts are to be entertained and debated, not defeated and annihilated.
However, when your thoughts move into actions without an attendance to their consequences, unforeseen forces will gather steam enough to challenge how the limits of your thinking have threaten the thoughts of others.
And thus what will follow will be a war of ideas.
October 10, 2007
The bible, is a book so full of inconsistencies that it covers all of life’s contingencies… what else explains it exportation from a tiny bit of territory into every corner and every land…
October 7, 2007
- Your nation had been invaded?
- A hundred thousand soldiers were kicking down the doors of your neighbors?
- Thousands of jets had rained missiles on your hospitals and every single one of your social institutions?
- There was no trust worthy civil authority to make an appeal too?
- Your countrymen had formed themselves into various radical militia and now you didn’t have them to go too either?
You as an individual were that alone?
Just a few years earlier you had said “These sorts of things could never happen here”?
October 6, 2007
When citizens of a great country do not understand the difference between cruelty and the defense of national agendas – they through their numbness and apathy embolden leaders to embark on strategies of embarrassing severity…
October 5, 2007
America is a big country – lots of people – each of them slightly different…
A leader – one who is “Qualified” – is someone who governs after taking into account the hopes, desires, and dreams of all citizens that live within the nation they have the privilege to govern..
Voting candidates into office because they share with you a single issue – is like throwing the baby out with the bath water…(yes this metaphor is intentional)
To do so is to risk the further polarization of our great nation…No one opinion or moral conviction should have the right to create that sort of division…October 3, 2007
It is hard to believe that almost every great Human tragedy can be traced to humans acting against humans…In the name of something those perpetrators would call high moral ideals…
October 2, 2007
Hero’s are people who do what you wish you would have done – yesterday… or maybe tomorrow…
September 30, 2007
Does medical science cause us to live longer happier lives or does medical science cause us to have longer more protracted deaths?
September 27, 2007
Thinkers are and then uphill climbers…
September 26, 2007
Clever people – can’t live with them – can’t live without them…Thinking – a grace or a distraction…or something more?
September 25, 2007
If you start any endeavor with perfection in mind – perfection will soon lead to procrastination, and procrastination will then lead to paralysis.
My Aunt calls this process “being undermined by the 3 P’s – perfection, procrastination, and paralysis”. She’ll ask me, “Poetman are you P-ing on yourself again? “
Moral of todays thought: Don’t get in a pissing match with your self!
September 24, 2007
We have secrets – each of us, that we have sworn to take to our graves. Tell yourself yours in front of a mirror, so at least one person will see you, and hear you admitting it out loud.
September 23, 2007
When you separate your interest from the interest of others you make it more possible for them to seperate their interest from yours.
September 22, 2007
On the belief table the intellect is like a ping pong ball. Watch it go back and forth between what is best for all, and what is best for you…
September 21, 2007
Supplementing God with a book, or libraries of books about God, shortens God page by page, until there is barley an audible holy word left to whisper…into anyones ear…any explanation about “Everything” makes that everything as small as each of our individual fears…
September 20, 2007
What is the difference between a thought and a feeling – a certainty and a belief?
September 19, 2007
Atheist’s evidence an opinion that seems to have as its perfect counterpart theist’s who can explain with certainty the meaning of god…
September 18, 2007
- By remaining the way I am, what or who am I acting in service too?
- Am I keeping what I want a secret…from whom?
- If I move towards what I want now, what past will I lose?
September 17, 2007
Resist change and watch yourself decay from within…
September 16, 2007
God is a word. A code – something used to explain the origin of beginning, place and belonging.
September 15, 2007
The only way to redemption is through the door marked remorse – the key to the remorse door is a “change in behavior”. A change in behavior happens when you remember your true nature. Not the one molded within you by institutional others, but the one you were sincerely born with. We were all once sainted children…
September 14, 2007
Philanthropy is the redistribution of a Robber Baron’s wealth – an act of charity meant to assuage the guilt of not paying a proper wage to those who helped (with their exertions) the rich person “earn” their wealth in the first place.
September 13, 2007
Pulling at daisy petals – is there a God, is there not a God hastens humanities demise. It prolongs our misery…ants have a better chance at comprehending humans then humans will ever have a chance of comprehending God.
So let God be God (whatever that is) so that you can be human and act accordingly…
September 12, 2007
In our heads is a raucous party of counter exampling beliefs that makes us so very difficult to understand…We think one thing, say something different and then act in ways that are contrary to either.
September 11, 2007
Blogging is proof positive that there are millions of “word” axes grinding everyday. Almost everyone seems to be going after someone…who are you going after? And when you get them and you have crushed them into the ground of their stupidity, then what will you do with your oppositional mentality…?
September 10, 2007
If you work like a “Cain” at the expense of an “Abel” then the murder of another’s ideals is close at hand…It is a matter of ones dietary preferences – weather to eat meat or potatoes…
September 9, 2007
If you want pleasant surprises in your life – then create pleasant surprises for others. If you want to live miserably then cause misery in the lives of others. You will always and forever be known by the effects you have on others…Castigate their religion and they will castigate yours – steal their dignity and it won’t be long before you are walking naked and ashamed with the embarrassment of what is lacking about your own humanity…
September 8, 2007
The Genie let out of the bag of intelligence is now loosened upon the vast sea of humanity and although there are millions of dyed in the wool traditionalist trying to stuff the Genie back into the bag – it will be impossible. Because as everyone knows Genies always fulfill 3 wishes.
And we are greedy for our wishes to be fulfilled…aren’t we?
September 7, 2007
When it comes to explaining the origins of all of reality – it is helpful to remember that no matter how fine our perspectives are, they are about as relevant as a grain of sand raising its metaphoric hand to a passing whale – waving it back and forth; hoping to be called on by the whale – so that it can explain to the whale the source of all water.
September 6, 2007
Hell is the effort you make today to stifle your natural impulses so that you can enjoy a hypothesized happiness in what is very likely to be a fictionalized better tomorrow…
September 5, 2007
Human power is not inherently masculine or feminine – to say of a woman “she has big brass one’s” demeans her natural power as a woman and suggest that the only way she can be thought of as powerful, is when she has gained what is thought to be the source of male power – a part of his anatomy.
It is curious that “power” is thought of as masculine and that there are woman who have dedicated their entire lives to it’s acquisition – are they becoming more male in the process?
It is equally curious that at the same time that woman are seeking greater and greater “power”, men have begun to question their own “power” – are men becoming more and more feminine and losing their ball’s in the process?
September 4, 2007
Isn’t it incredible that there are so many people in the world who do not share your point of view – I wonder if it is you or they who are wrong… OK, hold your stomach for the world does spin – perhaps it is not a matter of who is right or wrong, but more a matter of geography, time, and temperament…
September 3, 2007
Any time you walk rigidly in the shoes of an ideology, God cries knowing you will soon use your hands like a monkey…
September 2, 2007
Equality – although an egalitarian idea as “American” as apple pie, will never live up to its fabled and glorious promise – it is entirely the wrong proscription for solving the problems and tensions which naturally arise from normal human interaction. We are not equals, we are “dissymmetric complementarities”.
September 1, 2007
In the time it takes to read this thought – you know with this time that you are wasting – you could have called up someone and told them that you loved them…but you didn’t.
August 31, 2007
How great – that you have so much profundity to share, I wonder when you’ll take the time to listen to others…?
August 30, 2007
To walk through fire with no idea about the salvation of water, is to face a desert of change knowing that while crossing it, you will never be thirsty.
August 29, 2007
Tradition – when seen as a cache or a storage system of past learning is unsurpassed as a social safety net – but when it is used to explain how all change is dangerous, tradition then becomes a noose around the average person creative neck.
August 28, 2007
Cultures that were once subsistence cultures have now become poverty cultures.
August 27, 2007
Intention is the only thing we have a modicum of control over.
August 26, 2007
I am a poet – wisdom is not a part of this, I will leave it to others to parse the metaphors I sprinkle like confetti around me.
August 25, 2007
Anger is a…memory…that just…keeps on…giving…
August 24, 2007
If a man remembers that he is a beast while making love, and that even a beast stops to smell a flower – he will have combined the two essential elements necessary to bow reverently before the altar of The Mother.
August 23, 2007
If there was a God, and he was a man, and he knocked at your door at 11:00pm this evening – but he looked like a beggar – would you let him in, or turn him away?
August 22, 2007
Investigational agendas pretty much eliminates the possibility of finding out anything new.
August 21, 2007
There is always a connection between revelation and aggression.
August 20, 2007
“Images” are the new opium for populations who have lost their power to critically think. While “a picture may be worth a thousand words” a thought has the power to open the conundrum of the universe for discussion.
August 19, 2007
Ennui is the non-entertainment of passion.
August 18, 2007
Poetry is dead unless it is spoken. Without a volume of wind to carry it, it will lay like a corpse on the page, closed in a book forever.
August 17, 2007
The idea of Mastery is a joke played on the ignorant by those who should know better.