Word Play

Poetry Friday

INSOMNIA But it’s really fear you want to talk about and cannot find the words so you jeer at yourself you call yourself a coward you wake at 2 a.m. thinking failure, fool, unable to sleep, unable to sleep buzzing away on your mattress with two pillows and a quilt, they call them comforters, which […]

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Poetry Friday

NEVER GIVE ALL THE HEART Never give all the heart, for love Will hardly seem worth thinking of To passionate women if it seem Certain, and they never dream That it fades out from kiss to kiss; For everything that’s lovely is But a brief, dreamy, kind delight. O never give the heart outright, For […]

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Poetry Friday

SONNET 100 In night when colors all to black are cast, Distinction lost, or gone down with the light; The eye a watch to inward senses placed, Not seeing, yet still having powers of sight, Gives vain alarums to the inward sense, Where fear stirred up with witty tyranny, Confounds all powers, and thorough self-offense, […]

Depression

Summertime Blues

I hate summer. Yeah … I said it. I hate summer. Spring, winter and fall? Love them, but I can’t stand the heat of summer. I’m pretty sure I’ve written somewhere in the past about how I seem to get seasonal affective disorder, but in reverse … I relish the winter, and always seem to […]

Current Events

America’s crisis worse than Japan?

America’s crisis in a historical context | Worse than Japan? | The Economist THERE is one consolation for the depressing instability of finance. History offers a rich array of banking crises from which policymakers can draw lessons—and against which today’s rescue plans can be judged. According to an IMF database, there have been 124 “systemic” […]

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Quote of the Day

Kind of wish I had received this before posting recent reactionary blog posts … but will be something to keep in mind going forward. THE POWER OF AN AUTUMN LEAF In working with the setting sun or confused world, the attitude of the warrior is like an autumn leaf floating down a river. It doesn’t […]