Poetry Month Day 30: Text and video HERE.
THERE IS NO WORTHWHILE LIFE WITHOUT SADNESS.
He wakes up. He watches more of the Justice League. They are definitely fascists but it does throw a great … More
Poetry Month Day 29: Video and text HERE.
JOY CAN BE FOUND IN THE MOST EVIL OF ACTIONS.
He wakes up. He is hungover so terribly hung over from a bottle of lonely red wine that he drank … More
Poetry Month Day 28: Video and Text HERE.
He wakes up. He has had a long sleep but his eyes still hurt. He drinks a coffee that has … More
ONLY THROUGH FEAR WILL YOU REACH BRAVERY.
Poetry Month Day 27: Text and video HERE.
He wakes up. He is thick with tiredness. Heavy legged and and torso muscles aching from some fight he may … More
YOUR DISGUST IS A LEARNT RESPONSE.
When I started this research eight years ago there wasn’t much interest in ordinary people’s views on the unfairness of … More
Poetry Month Day 26: Text HERE.
YOUR CONTEMPT IS A CHARACTER STAIN.
He wakes up. There is old time detective shows playing on the radio in a world that never existed even … More
The action takes place in a large commercial town of the East. Scenario of the Ballet – The Struggle of … More
About a mile beyond the main square in the village of Józefów, in Eastern Poland, several dozen wooden stakes poke out … More
Poetry Month Day 25: Text HERE.
THE AFTERMATH OF ANGER IS A TERRIBLE WEAKNESS THAT IS OFTEN WORTH THAT PRICE.
He wakes up. He feels he has barely been asleep. He goes to yoga. It is good yoga. It is … More
Poetry Month Day 24: Text HERE.
He wakes up. He is annoyed that he failed last night to commit to his weekend news black out. He … More
Poetry Month Day 23:
Mariam was five years old the first time she heard the word harami. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini (2007)
He wakes up. One suspect is dead and one is still on the lose. This happened overnight when he was … More
YOU ARE MORE BORING THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE.
On the day of the big rescue, Wil Brierson took a walk on the beach. Marooned in Realtime, Vernor Vinge … More
He wakes up. He wakes up to Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. It is a radio show. It is an old … More
Poetry Month Day 23: Text HERE.
For, mark my words, Monday is coming. AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP IT! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA etc.
He wakes up. Yesterday there was an explosion or two at the Boston Marathon. Yesterday there were 20 car bombs … More
I AM MORE BORING THAN YOU THINK I AM.
The late Sadiq Neihoum, Libya’s preeminent political philosopher of the 1970s and 1980s, and a onetime advisor to Colonel Muammar … More
YOU ARE AS BORING AS I AM.
Poetry Month Day 20: Text HERE.
Here was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys … More
He wakes up. He hasn’t written an entry for a while that is not to say that nothing has happened … More
I was there to watch dance and to take this picture. If you want to know more about the area, … More
There is a storm coming and I am stuck inside but that is no reason not to listen to some … More
Somewhere nearby there is a store that sells only left shoes…
Poetry Month Day 19: Text HERE.
I AM AS BORING AS YOU.
On the bright and breezy Sunday morning of April 15, 2012, my colleagues and I left NATO’s International Security Assistance … More
He wakes up. His body remember that he went to bikram yoga yesterday. Muscles that have been asleep for a … More
Poetry Month Day 18: Text HERE.
NOT A SEX TOY.
Hahahahaha Etc. From the fine people at The Poke.
It’s July 19, 2012, and it’s as hot as the hobs of hell here. The Anatomy of Violence – The … More
He wakes up. He listens to the radio. He eats a wholewheat bagel with honey and butter and drinks a … More
THE WASH EXPANDS THE LANGUAGE.
I feel that these songs go together. See if you agree. Immortal Technique – The Pogues – So there.
On the third floor of the Richelieu Wing of the Louvre in Paris is a gallery devoted to “Holland, First … More
Poetry Month Day 16: Text HERE.
He wakes up. His head is muzzy with wine. He is naked and alone and he has an erection. He … More
There is nothing more rewarding that gamifying starvation. I can’t help think that there is a massive warehouse full of … More
I don’t know the answer to the question that I posed:
Remember the victims As they crossed the line. Do not forget the victims. – The happy childish faces Waving for … More
I just have a soft spot for this glorious psychopath so I thought I would share a little observation about … More
In December, 2009, patrons of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, experienced a mild … More
Poetry Month Day 16: Text HERE.
He wakes up. He has a telephone job interview today. He isn’t nervous but he is also nervous. He has … More
Here. Just a mixtape. Nothing More. But what more could you possibly need right now?
Bring it on, Week, give me everything you’ve got. Everything. I’m ready for you. I Am Ready For You. You … More
I was inspired to write this book because I found something missing in the popular literature on sexuality. Soulful Sex … More
Poetry Month Day 15: Text HERE.
He wakes up. He feels a little different but still tired. He has a job interview on Thursday that he … More
Poetry Month Day 14: Text HERE.
Fred Astaire – check. Rita Hayworth – check. Elvis Presley – check. You are welcome.
He wakes up. It is an hour later than it was the day before. He is still irritated the the … More
Among my earliest memories are those of being down at the railroad depot with my grandfather, watching the trains come … More
I just got back from The Dance Place where I watched a Bharata Natyam dance and then a recreation of Anna Sakalov’s … More
Baroness Thatcher and Billy Bragg. I don’t know if they ever met, but if they did, I think it would … More
Poetry Month Day 13: Text HERE.
NEVER DRIVE FIVE MILES WITH YOUR HANDBRAKE ON.
He wakes up earlier than normal. There must be more to life than this he thinks but there is probably … More
Wall Street has always been a dangerous place. Money and Power – How Goldman Sachs Came To Rule The World, … More
Based on an art project by the artist Gillian Wearing that was purloined by advertising agency BMP for a series of VW … More
WE’RE RUNNING OUT OF FACES.
“The Jonas Brothers are here.” The Thistle and the Drone – How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War … More
Just so that you, like me, can feel a little bit paranoid on a Friday morning: It seems that we … More
Poetry Month Day 12: Text HERE.
He wakes up. The snow that was promised is not there. All the roads are black and shining and clean. … More
Ooooh! Such vibrant colours! It may appear, from these pictures, that I am stalking members of the public. I assure … More
A quirky fact about the Washington Monument – the tip is made of aluminum. Why, you might ask. It seems … More
SIGHT BEYOND SIGHT!
Three birds doing what birds sometimes do.
As I was wondering around Washington DC last night I saw this: How wonderful it would have been, I thought … More
I am being deliberately contrary and only posting, for now, monochrome pictures of the cherry blossoms. Colour comes later.
Poetry Month Day 11 Text HERE.
When Sean Devine and Jimmy Marcus were kids, their fathers worked together at the Coleman Candy plant and carried the … More
He wakes up. His rooms still smells of smoke because his landlord had a slight cooking accident on Sunday so … More