dear art spiegelman

dear art spiegelman

“Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.” –Samuel Beckett, as quoted in Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale, by Art Spiegelman     Dear Art Spiegelman, I just woke up from a FULL STORY

Crying !con

Crying !con

  “What can’t be said can’t be said, and it can’t be whistled either.” –Swami Rama Tirtha, quoted in Be Here Now     Guess what. These people are married. Guess what. These people are British, FULL STORY

why do you ask?

why do you ask?

  “the civil wars– and the uncivilized wars– conflagrations leap out of every poor furnace– the food cooks poorly, and everyone goes hungry– from then on it’s dog eat dog, dog eat body & body FULL STORY

We have to jump.

We have to jump.

“Love is not blind; that is the last thing that it is. Love is bound; and the more it is bound the less it is blind.” –G. K. Chesterton    –-Remember when you told me FULL STORY

People Person

People Person

    “Mom used to scream that she couldn’t wait until I had children so I would know what hell was like. My grandma would put her arm around me and laugh.” –-Lynda Barry, from FULL STORY

the spoon-fed ant heap

the spoon-fed ant heap

  “Ultimately, the criminal and the madman are pure objects and solitary subjects; their frantic subjectivity is carried to the point of solipsism at the moment when they are reduced for others to the state FULL STORY

That Hamilton Woman

That Hamilton Woman

  “It is yearning that makes the heart deep.” Augustine   Starting in first grade, my younger brother played little league baseball. His team was the Reds. I did not play little league baseball. It FULL STORY

First Bank Ever

First Bank Ever

     “I helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenue in. I helped purify FULL STORY

teachable moment

teachable moment

  “time that has elapsed ⇒ elapsed time a leaf that has fallen ⇒ a fallen leaf a man who has traveled widely ⇒ a widely traveled man a testicle that has not descended into FULL STORY