He wakes up. It looks like it is all going to be too much for him but a Shake Shack … More
And it’s Friday again and things have happened and here is music and Jeremy Scahill: And that is that.
He wakes up. He learns that it is the anniversary of The Tulsa Oklahoma Race Riot that began when an … More
He wakes up. It is hot. It is sweltering and hot. He takes a shower. He gets on a bus. … More
All seeing eye Low slung Up High Blinkless hive-mind Panopticon Watching.
I’M NOT LOOKING FOR REALITY, JUST FOOD THAT WON’T KILL ME.
Nocturnal Creatures listen to this music: Who knows what tomorrow may bring. Better things than today even though today wasn’t … More
He wakes up. He slept well. He had a dream that he was smoking cigarettes. He think he has missed … More
I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January 1960; and then … More
Many years ago, at the back of an English class, listening to this on tiny earphones with a friend: It … More
He wakes up. He fell asleep literally one hour ago well not exactly but four hours ago but he is … More
The most surprising aspects of the imposition of colonialism on Africa were its suddenness and its unpredictability. African Perspectives on … More
He wakes up. He has a coffee. He prepares a bagel. He sweeps some leaves. He helps with some stop … More
YOU WILL HEAR A TINY OCEAN.
He wakes up. He feels close to a reasonable good mood. It is like something has lifted the great mountain … More
In eight short years Horatio Nelson, already a rear admiral and a national hero, turned himself into a major international … More
He wakes up. The morning is acceptable. It is cold outside. The President is visiting the Mexican President. He has … More
When this unpleasant remark is made about you, stand up, making sure your flies are closed and announce in a … More
They could be a lot worse than they are now, couldn’t they? I think they could be a lot worse. … More
I heard a rumble I got inside just in time. Then the storm arrived.
Who are you? A Paradise Built in Hell – The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster, Rebecca Solnit (2009)
He wakes up. He wakes up. He wakes up. It feels like he hasn’t been asleep at all. He remembers … More
WHERE THE TRUTH LIES.
Good old Thucydides, writing in the fifth century BC, knew a thing or two about human nature. Here he is … More
He wakes up. He is lying in a bed which he doesn’t own under sheets he doesn’t own. He feels … More
He wakes up. He pays all of his fines. He now has no money. He finishes The Book The Great … More
He wakes up. He feels his beard rubbing on the pillow as old time radio reveals another shrewish woman is … More
THE DRUMBEAT OF WAR.
He wakes up. He is still irritated that he missed his opportunity to get a state driving license. He eats … More
He wakes up. He is late. He needs to get his state driving license. He should have got it years … More
I usually share the opening lines of books but I was reading The Kingdom of God Is Within You by … More
He wakes up. He gets on the bus. He puts on clothes before getting on the bus. He gets to … More
I don’t know why I’m worried by Google but I am. Anyway, the music is great and that … More
Before Westminster Bridge was open, Kennington Road was only a bridle path. My Autobiography, Charles Chaplin (1964)
He wakes up. Then he falls asleep. Then he dreams he is a kissing a girl he liked from school … More
He wakes up his legs are like jelly his body is like jelly his brain is like jelly. He has … More
He wakes up. He cannot drive his car because he has the wrong kind of license so he has to … More
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
He wakes up. He feels like he has been asleep for a long time. His body still works and his … More
DO NOT FEED LETTUCE.
I’ve been away for a while but I’ve been working on very important things. Like this: You … More
So National Poetry Writing Month is over and I think I only actually wrote one poem. I did read all … More
IF YOU ARE NEVER SURPRISED THEN YOU ARE CONCENTRATING ON THE WRONG THINGS.
He wakes up. His smart phone tells him it is cold outside but it is not cold outside it is … More