Monthly Archives: February 2017

No Comment

After the controversial presentation and ensuing debate, everyone had comments to express, and so the exchanges, the numerous critiques and counter-arguments, carried on right up until bedtime, whereupon the commentators, exhausted, finally called it a day and retired for the … Continue reading

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A Chat

Of course we have no way of knowing now, but let’s assume for the sake of good weather that it was a bright and sunny day. On this particular day, two humorous fellows had a frank and productive chat. One … Continue reading

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Coffee Is Good, Part 2

I read the young ones pondering what’s to come, what’s to acquire and what’s to see, while the elders ponder what has been, what to let go of, and what they’ve seen. What they share between them is a belief … Continue reading

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Saturday Night

He had traveled far and deep into the Amazon to find the three right words to serve for dinner, but it turned out to be a silent meal.   That’s just one example.   When he climbed high into the … Continue reading

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Desire Quartet

1. “God is in himself so exalted that he is beyond the reach of either knowledge or desire. Desire extends further than anything that can be grasped by knowledge. It is wider than the whole of the heavens, than all … Continue reading

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Day at the Beach

It is a short walk to the bus stop at the end of your block, where the number 5 McAllister regularly runs along Fulton, parallel to Golden Gate Park. Even though it stops every two blocks, you are only 8 … Continue reading

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Exquisite One

(A Trio) 1. Exquisite One, at rest on the green couch, inhaling, exhaling, surrounded by the guardians, timelessly adrift in their smiling embrace . . . I sit before you, watching you as you sleep. The heart’s true satisfaction – … Continue reading

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War

They had been gone for centuries, only to return to the same sorrow. It was still a time of war. The ancient blood lust had not abated, it had only become more sophisticated. The incessant slaughter — would it ever … Continue reading

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Believe

1. We were young and they told us lies. We believed them because they too believed. At least it seemed to us that they really believed, though if they didn’t, they told the lies anyway, because they felt that they … Continue reading

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The Memo

Today the background soundtrack is a scintillating jazz groove — so infectious that you can’t help bobbing along in rhythm as you make your way from the parking lot to the office. Standing in the elevator on the way up, … Continue reading

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