• all the live long day

    Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railways… the connotation is warm. The combination is hot, for Warren Buffett, anyway. But I’m just playing with the words here. I know very little about the investment, the mess of money, the $34 billion changing hands, the back and forth shuffling of such commerce, all that’s on the line, the possibility of economic derailment… blah, blah, blah. But when I hear the name, the brand, the icon Burlington, I think of trains, but then I think of coats and socks. Again, branding has scarred my brain. Oh, and Santa Fe, please. What has that to do with railways, I don’t know. It’s an unreal…

  • remember…

    The nature of this venue does not put a premium on research. This is no publication of record. It’s the Internet. Worse, it’s a blog. A web log. A log on the web. It is a log of blurbs and nonverbal verbiage because it has not been verbalized, actually uttered other than through these fingers upon this keyboard, and then, if you are a tormented with cognition, the voice you are hearing as you read this. The difference is that I don’t talk this way, the way these words are coming out here on this screen, unless I am writing. Or do I? I don’t really know. Sometimes and not.…

  • soylent chartreuse

    spoyler alert… it’s people…  and kinda stupid…1 happened in a movie a long time ago with a story set in a future still eleven years in…  the future, as in, from now. I decided to watch this quasi classic film again a few days ago, what with Thanksgiving and all. This was only the second time I had watched it since seeing the first time. Duh. as are some people, like, for example, those who write about it 35 years later… and those who read about it… and those who, when they write, excessively use ellipses as a smooth and default-type of punctuation… [↩]

  • The Gyre

    Notions are hardly worth their whimsy, rising as oblong pockets from Feathered beds below the glassy sheet of calm.  Nature turned her head Away while coughing, politely sparing us the lurches and trauma here As distant to one place as to another. No state or nation or kingdom Within the sound of our still ocean cradle, resting our feet instead Along the dark-shored island, floating but not drifting, our deepest fear On its way to greet us. But that’s only half of it. The others continue Spreading the dullest sunshine of hope from beach to dotted beach, Solvents disbursing the beads of lives lived before fines imposed Language flowering from…

  • the perfect brick

    is hard to find… it’s harder than a brick to find. Especially if it is a perfect brick you are trying to find. Perfection in a brick cannot be overrated. No perfection can. Yet, a brick of perfection will go unnoticed amidst all lesser bricks because nothing other than its equal is capable of knowing such perfection. Part of its imperfection is that an imperfect brick cannocomprehend the perfection of a perfect brick.

  • easier if you don’t

    One of my favorite tweeters tweeted this most zen-like principle: It’s easier for you to act on your desires today if you don’t …      More for Virgo This is ambiguity on a poetic level, more beautiful as the accident that is its serendipity. Yeah, sure, the elipsis leads to the completion of the sentence via the url that begs all Virgos follow it. But it doesn’t have to. The sentence is nice and sturdy as is. Just take away the dot dot dot and put a single dot at the end instead.

  • Klaatu called, he wants his shiny metallic object back

      Professor Barnhart, the smartest man in the world, contacted the offices of Sacred Clone Chronicles with news of a communication he received from Klaatu. “Moriblaz kliphm noopro lantupulo psyrintlib maraclin,”said Klaatu, according to Barnhart. “It goes on like this for about eight hundred pages or so,” said Barnhart. “Here, I’ll read it to you: Moncli nadoplictonrinca sphlectisto marapulo victu marinngane….  And then on page 477 the whole tone of the message changes after the word ‘Boyonce.’ Turns out that’s how the pronounce Beyonce in their language.” Translation: You know, you guys haven’t changed a bit since we left. All those people joining together for a moment of unity, right where we…