Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Beast

The beast rode in masquerading as a child on a monstrous worm with the face of bad news. The fish who liked to splash at the surface stayed close to the bottom and hovered in place. The birds who would … Continue reading

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Another Cautionary Tale, Part 3

Everything we thought we knew was wrong. All of our religions, our politics, our histories were false, what we had all been told about our origins was not true, the picture of reality that was programmed into our cerebral cortex … Continue reading

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Another Cautionary Tale, Part 2

(How Did This Happen) Somewhere along the way we had lost our appreciation of the principle of cause and effect, we forgot that actions have consequences, and so whatever happened in the world on one day, even if it seemed … Continue reading

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Another Cautionary Tale

I sit hunched over a splintered table in the dim light of a flickering lamp and gulp down the last bitter cup of watery wine. Since that old god electricity is now but a vague memory, I have to take … Continue reading

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At the Movies

It was like stepping backward from the deck and then haplessly falling off a ship at sea. How often has that happened before, and where do all those corpses go? Perhaps like mine the bodies slowly drifted through layers of … Continue reading

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Standing In Place

If we open ourselves enough to let it all in, it soon becomes obvious that there is more than we can ever hope to bear, even if we have done yoga, eaten properly, or fallen in love – especially if … Continue reading

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Breaking the Imaginary Chains of Cognitive Tyranny

If I squint my inner eyes and remain very still I can slightly make out an indeterminate space at the deep root of thoughts where tiny, nearly invisible beings are feverishly reproducing. Even as they do, their spawn instantly wriggle … Continue reading

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