passage from draft of “Freedom & Maximalism

or: A Contemplation into questions of free will, knowledge, identity, genre, hybridity in the abstract and the concrete… (a poem about psycho-epistemology, and aesthetics)”-- ((for short, critics may wish to refer to this poem as “Freedom & Maximalism”)) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URYHQ6m7sxk&t=20s ...

Why blog, music I’m into lately, my prose-poetry thought/experiment…

WHY BLOG Right now I am blogging as a means of thinking out loud. Every have one of those days when thoughts seem to be storming from every direction really fast? Racing thoughts. Plus, sometimes caffeine has a stronger than usual effect, plus, actually I got a good night’s sleep last night! And so right … Continue reading Why blog, music I’m into lately, my prose-poetry thought/experiment…

poem (draft in progress): Coronavirus 2019

Meantime life outside goes on All around you -Bob Dylan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpFmwV8ueP0 1  “Talk of the town” That Covid nineteen More like talk of the world-- for it strikes me from what I’ve seen with all these disrupted routines trips to the pharmacy and grocery store where there was no more hand sanitizer for sale (did … Continue reading poem (draft in progress): Coronavirus 2019

A few remarks in the midst of my "social distancing"

It has been awhile since I have written a blog post (I haven’t felt compelled to do so since right around when I decided to stick to my plan to start graduate school; I do not want to be vain, conceited, or “blog” simply to see my voice in words online so to speak) but … Continue reading A few remarks in the midst of my "social distancing"

On Driving

These last few months, I’m driving significantly more than I ever used to and for the most part I quite love it.  The only major exception is my susceptibility to exceptional eye strain.   (In the fall of 2018 when I finally developed a conviction that I had some kind of undiagnosed eye problem, my new … Continue reading On Driving

The Astronomer and the Art Critic Look Through Telescopes on a Cold Winter Night

“And it doesn’t matter if it’s all a figment of my imagination, your imagination, the Jungian collective unconscious imagination, a Matrix- like illusion. We still have the sense that we’re here! And… nothing about it  makes sense to me until I appreciate how it has a beautiful metaphorical or figurative aspect to it… a sense … Continue reading The Astronomer and the Art Critic Look Through Telescopes on a Cold Winter Night

A Romantic Evening

Things we do not desire, which I do not prefer to list, do exist in this universe but not in here, where our hands are touching like water touches the surface of the Earth as we float a little, on a black, leather couch and watch a fictional cop and a criminal shooting bullets at … Continue reading A Romantic Evening

Geographical Preference

Jewel and Israel were on their third date, driving from East Windsor to Ocean Grove in Israel’s new, red 2015 Volkswagen GTI. He lamented letting go of his dark green 1997 Saturn S Series SW 2. What an irrational attachment to that vehicle he had—even to the name, “Saturn”; like the Mercury cars, it made … Continue reading Geographical Preference

Graduation

Once a lover of sweltering heat, humidity, palm trees, thunderstorms and the sea, now I prefer the freezing cold, blizzards, mountains, hills, meadows and prairies.   The way we can and sometimes do evolve fascinates me- like watching the seasons in temperate climate zones change, watching people age, fire burning wood into ash and smoke. … Continue reading Graduation