Know a guy named Gabe though…

Categories: Poetry|

Angels don’t come to the reservation. Bats, maybe, or owls, boxy mottled things. Coyotes, too. They all mean the same thing— death. And death eats angels, I guess, because I haven’t seen an angel fly [...]

Reading Tomas Transtromer

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THE COUPLE They turn the light off, and its white globe glows an instant and then dissolves, like a tablet in a glass of darkness. Then a rising. The hotel walls shoot up into heaven’s [...]

All omens are lucky

Categories: Good Read|

Aiming therefore at such great things, remember that you must not allow yourself to be carried, even with a slight tendency, towards the attainment of lesser things. Reading The Enchiridion by Epictetus.

Sad thing about hard things

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Checking the day's mail. Exactly one of these three media items will end up being consumed. Sad thing about hard things. 

Milk bottle

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One beautiful March evening, on a narrow aisle in San Jose's fashionable Whole Foods Market, I walked past the 100% perfect milk bottle. 

Women like you drown oceans

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“Once upon a time, the princess rose from the ashes her dragon lovers made of her & crowned herself the mother-fucking queen of herself. - how’s that for a happily ever after?”

Watcher in the rye

Categories: Trivia|

In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.

Making of the President 2016

Categories: Elections, Politics|

Nobody in the world is new to Donald Trump, nor to that thing that lives on Trump's head. It is true Trump has said horrible things about minorities, women and everyone who is not Donald Trump.

Keeping up with the Karamazovs

Categories: Good Read| my opinion miracles will never confound a realist. It is not miracles that bring a realist to faith. A true realist, if he is not a believer, will always find in himself the strength and ability not to believe in miracles as well, and if a miracle stands before him as an irrefutable fact, he will sooner doubt his own senses than admit the fact.


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It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that you are the witness, a watcher.

True crime: Caffey family murders

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Like a Russian man who killed over 40 people with deep empathy for a Soviet people who lost their gods and then lost their brotherhood in the post-Soviet era – a people who didn’t believe any more. He believed the people he killed didn’t have a lot left to die.

Forever Young

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When the winds of changes shift May your heart always be joyful And may your song always be sung May you stay forever young Forever young, forever young May you stay forever young.

For All a Baby Knows

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A baby in the womb has no idea its Mother loves cool September breezes floating through the twilight window

When desi people drink

Categories: India, Trivia|

They drink a lot.     Alcohol Consumption in India - details Daily chart: Boozing it up | The Economist.

Dear Leader Un

Categories: Trivia|

How the dictator of a dystopian society with grey, clouded skies can be such fodder for humor is food for thought for hegemony watchers. Meantime there is more Un goodness here.

Science Jokes

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An interviewer approaches a variety of scientists, and asks them: "Is it true that all odd numbers are prime?"