Zen-sanity

“He was insane. And when you look directly at an insane man all you see is a reflection of your own knowledge that he’s insane, which is not to see him at all. To see him you must see what he saw and when you are trying to see the vision of an insane man, […]

Macbeth: The Agony Of Defeat

The Agony of Defeat Macbeth’s “way of life is fall’n into the sear, the yellow leaf / And that which should accompany old age / As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends / He must not look to have” (V. iii. 22-26).  The quotation means that Macbeth has lost all feeling and compassion as a […]

America: Revised

I wrote this piece almost (gasp) seven years ago, but it feels like it was written yesterday. Time flies when you write something dear to you and try to act out the message. This piece in particular discusses the messages laid out in prose by Jack Kerouac, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman — or, […]

Moths, Stars And Servants

There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of […]

Remember 2 Breathe

Remember to breathe / make small karma payments every now and then / read “Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn / Listen to Pink Floyd while watching an old movie on mute / don’t own fish / watch Donnie Darko / understand how to use BitComet / go to a protest, even if you don’t agree with the […]