SCENE SEEN

   SCENE SEEN We live in just a few frames of the film that tells the epic tale of existence, and, through careful study of our moment, we believe we can grasp the whole picture. Maybe, assuming the plot’s logical and our faith (founded in cause and effect) is unerring, we can work out the […]

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THEN AS NOW

THEN AS NOW The first paintings on walls in a cave by Cro-Magnons were really quite brave. In the Arts, life was tough. Early critics were rough, and, at openings, few would behave. It is interesting to realize that most cave art was actually done by women.  The assumption that cavemen painted cave art was […]

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TIME DILATION

TIME DILATION   They say that Time flies when you’re having fun, but the real reason Time flies is boredom. If something interesting is being done, Time will slow down to sluggish minimum.   Do something noteworthy, like speed light-fast or amass a gravitational sphere, and Time will dawdle rather than rush past, as if […]

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COLD COMFORT

COLD COMFORT When life on this planet seems cumbersome and weighted with serious magnitude, delight dragged down by deep opprobrium, I pad into the kitchen for some food. In front of the refrigerator, I see tacked with tacky magnets your sweet face, in photographs that we took last July, and what was crushing becomes an […]

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LEMMING

LEMMING Oh, little lemming, running to the sea,          Tell us; tell us, what can the matter be, That you ignore your friends who warn and shout          That you should try to stop and turn about. The path that you are on will not end well,          And yet you are determined and pell-mell. […]

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SENSE OF REALTY

SENSE OF REALTY We think one day we’ll find another Earth encircling some other distant sun. It won’t be like the planet of our birth. not one can stand up to comparison. If lucky, we’ll find one that’s the right mass — not to crush us with its gravitation — with atmosphere made of breathable […]

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PLANETS

PLANETS   Locked in orbit since before they were born, condensed from suns’ halos of dust and gas, they’re baubles that adorn a star’s naked radiance.      

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