Sunday, July 17, 2011


Thinkers and sages as various as Immanuel Kant, the Buddha, St. Paul, Sigmund Freud--and countless others--have argued or shown that we have a limited grasp of reality. Not only is reality cognitively mediated, it is reordered and construed by our interests, needs, desires, and fears. Much of the mind's power is dedicated to preventing our grasp of reality.

Then we also scrimp around and find substances, practices, or beliefs that further inhibit the mind's powers and clarity.

So what lies beneath the haze? That would be an interesting thing to know.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


A prayer is.
Doubt that.

What is the sound of one prayer praying
of one brick layer laying
of one child playing?
Hear that?

Either every dot is connected in the universe
or someone is (or many are) still seeking pencil-in-hand for the next number
and a prayer is, ahem, prodding him or her or them right-left-back-and/or-fro.

When all the dots are connected
one suspects the picture will be a tad underwhelming
but it will neither be a frown
nor evoke one from those holding pencils.


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