Monthly Archives: October 2018

Own the Libs Boycott (poem)

Whatever the liberals do, You’re against it. You’d destroy their position, If you could understand it. You bought an expensive coffee pot Just to destroy in some boycott. But liberals have done something new, So you have to set fire … Continue reading

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A New Dawn (poem)

I wrote this poem at 10 am after a good night’s sleep And a satisfying breakfast. I was stone-cold sober, And not the least hung over. The sun shown brightly, Without a hint of harshness, And a nourishing breeze Preserved … Continue reading

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Feedback (all failure is) – poem

Instead of “why is this happening?” I ask, “What is this teaching me?” I understand that all failure is feedback, And I want to grow in full self-awareness. Perhaps this rejection is telling me That I don’t deserve to be … Continue reading

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Doing Philosophy for Fun or Profit

I was recently invited to think about answering two questions: 1. What is philosophy? 2. How is philosophy done? Teaching first-year community college students for 17 years gave me ready answers, of course. Philosophy is a love of wisdom inspired … Continue reading

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(Note: I wrote this poem by looking up “rhymezone” on and copying all the resultant rhymes. A couple of the words are used incorrectly, which is sort of the point.) It’s okay to use a rhyming dictionary, But some … Continue reading

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Cultivating Life (redux)

As Eliot would say, I buried the corpses dutifully In the garden last autumn With hopes of ghostly greetings to come.   Now, feeding them with Spikes and multicolored fluids, I wonder how they will arise, Whether they will rise. … Continue reading

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Cultivating Life

A traffic jam that spans an entire epoch Is followed by daily punishments of Dreary Sisyphean meanderings, Followed by even more traffic In sweltering heat and sticky humidity.   With all energy drained from Lungs, limbs, and mind, He shuffles … Continue reading

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