Monthly Archives: May 2017

multiple metaphor

every morning i get up and surf—you saw it, just there, and now here i cut back but the wave is propelling me onward till here, i cut back, then race further along; call it slicing or falling, it’s messing … Continue reading

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goal

every act calculated towards an end is an act of futility. i’m sorry.   every act offered for the joy of acting, or failing that, for at least the chance to burn, to move, to feel something and not nothing—the … Continue reading

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“You Are Picasso” (But Probably With More Hair) — An Excerpt from “Making Belief”

If we decide that reality is out there in the “objective” world, then everything we know about reality comes to us through our senses. Can we trust them to tell us about the ultimate nature of that reality? What’s happening … Continue reading

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Last night

Last night as I walked through the gate after work and then my walk, I saw the goats lying on the mini-trampoline, as is their new habit at night. This time, as I neared them, neither got up. I approached … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Making Belief

“At first, there were no writings, no rules, and no churches. Just stories about Jesus of Nazareth. Try to picture that for a moment. Nothing but wide-eyed people whispering to one another about an amazing man. Gradually people wrote down … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Making Belief

“Physicists tell us reality is a lot less Puritan than we imagine. Time doesn’t march to a steady beat. It gyrates to different rhythms, dilated by gravity and speed. Matter and energy pretend to sleep in separate rooms, but Einstein … Continue reading

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