Archive for October, 2010

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this is why politics in the united states are crazy, there is no middle ground

jon stewart opens rally to restore sanity/fear 10-30-10

signs from the rally to restore sanity/fear 10-30-10

jon stewart speech – rally for sanity 10-30-10

quote of the day…

"Although there may be nothing new under the sun, what is old
is new to us and so rich and astonishing that we never tire of
it. If we do tire of it, if we lose our curiosity, we have
lost something of infinite value, because to a high degree it
is curiosity that gives meaning and savour to life."
Robertson Davies

thoughts on…..

life and beginnings

there are no beginnings

there are middle parts that continue


sometimes searching

nausea aside

aspiration, forethought, a jumble

of feelings of towers

of places i’ve never been

they linger on a limb of my imagination

i pretend that i am this way and that

i wander onto a ledge

ever so dear and inviting

but i a am only here

right now

and you are over there

it isn’t bad arithmetic

it’s a reality

that space shall play its part

and we will be

on different planes


with our eyes closed


photo by loveblushfever (c)

Food is not just something you jam into your mouth and swallow fast to prevent starvation.  It is the basis of social interaction.  From a baby’s first bonding with its own mother, through the milk from her breasts, human beings have used food as a means of keeping family, clan, and community together.  In every religion and every culture, around the world, sharing a meal has been seen as a necessary social component of important occasions: whether at Christmas, Easter or Iftar, at weddings, baptisms, or wakes, sharing a meal is the key to sharing life.

Pressed by the demands of work and daily cares, we may not always be able to give this ritual its due attention.  But it should be given much more regard than it is in our present culture.  To make the neglect of food a habit, its production a mere conveyor-belt assembly line routine measured in some corporate ledger book, and the eating of it a peripheral event to be gotten through quickly, is to make it a habit to forget what makes us human.

Our species is social.  As Lynn Margulis indicated in her pioneering books, Origin of Eukaryotic Cells, and Symbiotic Planet, it may be precisely this social, cooperative, communal attribute which has guaranteed our species’ survival-in truth, the survival of all biological life.  We survive through cooperation.  Our cooperation is symbolized and accented each time we share a meal with another human being, and consciously take the time to enjoy it together.


Pawlick, Thomas.  The End of Food. Greystone Books, Vancouver, British Columbia.  2006.  P.218.

Charles Bukowski quote

“There’s nothing to mourn about death any more than there is to mourn about the growing of a flower. What is terrible is not death but the lives people live or don’t live up until their death. They don’t honor their own lives, they piss on their lives. They shit them away. Dumb fuckers. They concentrate too much on fucking, movies, money, family, fucking. Their minds are full of cotton. They swallow God without thinking, they swallow country without thinking. Soon they forget how to think, they let others think for them. Their brains are stuffed with cotton. They look ugly, they talk ugly, they walk ugly. Play them the great music of the centuries and they can’t hear it. Most people’s deaths are a sham. There’s nothing left to die.”

—The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship, 1998

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