Monthly Archives: June 2011

a parody

The assignment was to write a parody. I chose to mimic the sentence structure of Grisha, a short story by Anton Chekhov. The link for that story is here: http://www.online-literature.com/anton_chekhov/1157/ My version is as follows: History, born moments ago, is … Continue reading

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train of thought

Maine to New York City: March 2011. Our duty fulfilled a little after six pm, a newscaster’s voice was the last sound my fellow volunteers and I will associate with the memory of volunteering at Grand Central Community Center. As … Continue reading

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stars brains and computers

The human brain makes one million, billion (or whatever 10^16 comes out to be in words) synaptic operations per second. Of course, you must take such statements with a grain of salt, considering that a number of such magnitude is … Continue reading

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all aboard (fathers & sons)

for father’s day:

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they can’t take that away from me

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do you ask an eagle how it flies?

candy man candy man spit me a dream

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every great dream begins with a dreamer

thomas friedman got me to thinking about the youth- what innocent, eager souls! hungry to learn about the art of living we all long for the immortal taste of eternally sensational fruit from the tree of infinite knowledge. creative, innovative … Continue reading

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be someOne

german idealist philosopher schelling said “human beings are Nature become conscious of itself.” nature’s lessons are everywhere (and everything)… the fourteenth dalai lama said “humans are an organism. every person is like a cell.”

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don’t let it bring you down

You’ve found yourself on a journey of self-discovery (of course, that doesn’t mean you have found your Self) yet you are far from reaching the ending or the beginning. Song by song your awareness of the world around you grows, … Continue reading

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ali farka toure

the blues speaks.

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