slow at the bottom

slow at the bottom

of the different rates of speed of currents from the surface of the water to the bottom                   of the different cross slants between the surface and the bottom           FULL STORY

things of the future

things of the future

    April 5th—I am almost devoured by ennui. Pundit is the only conversible person on board; and he, poor soul! can speak of nothing but antiquities. He has been occupied all the day in FULL STORY

lord, not again

lord, not again

  but how would you like it if you never knew from one day to the next if you were going to spend it striding around like a vivid god, your shoulders in the clouds, FULL STORY

the market parking lot

 the market parking lot

In her immaculate kitchen she said, “Yes I’ve changed. I realized I was being awfully sloppy and self-indulgent. It’s no disgrace to be a good homemaker. I’ve decided to do my job conscientiously, the way FULL STORY

bad environments

bad environments

  Why do people often feel bad in good environments and good in bad environments? Why do people often feel so bad in good environments that they prefer bad environments? Why is it that a FULL STORY

apologies to mister fuller

apologies to mister fuller

“There is nothing in the chemistry of a toenail that predicts the existence of a human being. “–R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth   okay… that went down easy . . .are you FULL STORY

marty . . . bobby

marty . . . bobby

“The actors, whether by technique or accident, gave you pieces of their lives, which is certainly the ultimate generosity of the artist, and they did it unabashed. You were the witness to a final intimacy. FULL STORY

the big lunch

the big lunch

  “Nelson Lyon came over with Michael O’Donoghue, the writer on Saturday Night Live, and he’s a funny guy but he doesn’t look Irish. He said that at a party I took a picture of FULL STORY

the normals

the normals

  “An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is considered normal.” Victor Frankl, Man’s Search For Meaning

no logo my ego

no logo my ego

  “ For one thing, the suggestion that true popular power lies in choosing between Mars Bars and Fry’s Chocolate Cream bars suggests a certain decline in the democratic ideal from the days of Thomas FULL STORY

the chairman of the bored

the chairman of the bored

“So if you are bored, don’t tell anyone. But here are eighteen things you can do by yourself . . . give yourself a massage, munch a carrot very slowly, purchase a magazine that you FULL STORY

a good sport is a team player

a good sport is a team player

The first rule of the game is that it is not a game. Everyone must play. You must love us. You must go on living. Be yourself, but play a consistent and acceptable role. Control FULL STORY

potentially offensive releases

potentially offensive releases

“The women demanded  a standardized ratings system, with specific symbols to be used to identify ‘profanity, violence, suicide, or sexually explicit lyrics. . .Further ratings would identify albums that glorified drug use and alcohol abuse FULL STORY

missed glass

missed glass

“TIP: If glass gets broken, pick up every sliver before your baby does. Pick up the largest pieces by hand. Vacuum thoroughly or sweep with a broom, using a damp newspaper as a dustpan. Use FULL STORY

bottled up

“As sleek as satin and as chic as the bistro decor of cafes along Saint-Germain-des-Pres, our Parisian stacking chair is a blackened steel star, ready for her close-up. Note the gracefully tapered legs, elegantly curved FULL STORY