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Never Noticing

Never Noticing ~~~~~   Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ When night descends in silence.                                                                        Sergei Rachmaninoff Do we fear the coming night? Do we think our cleverness will best the sun and stars, our perception of time?                                                                […]

Never Noticing

Never Noticing ~~~~~   Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ When night descends in silence.                                                                        Sergei Rachmaninoff Do we fear the coming night? Do we think our cleverness will best the sun and stars, our perception of time?                                                                […]

In the Construct of Glutted Days

~~~~~ In the depths, the canyons of urban landscape, Where, I wonder, should I think to find beauty? Difficult to know where I might start my search. Should I go to a park, surround by busy streets, With sounds of commerce, traffic roaring past? A museum, perhaps, full of line, design, people Crowded cheek by […]

The Crying of Hat 10 1/2

~~~~~ Events in life happen when they must; A meaningless assertion at its very best. Events in life do happen when they do, So, they must happen when they must. This tautological sophistry oft repeated Is proclaimed to proclaim proclamation. Proving nothing can only prove nothing. There is nowhere to go from this point. Therefore, […]

Symbol versus Reality

~~~~~ Two score and seven years ago, I understood that money was only a symbol. I knew each transaction brought value to my door. I traded pieces of paper and bits of metal to bring home food, clothing, medicine and ornament. Young, not yet twenty, I got it. I understood that the system was rigged […]

Days of Future Past

Recently, San Francisco joined Pisa in the leaning building club. Though ours has 58 floors.   Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle Ha, take that, Pisa and your sad old leaning tower. In new San Francisco, we’re quite as inept as you. Because our sinking skyscraper gives us the power. As tourists flock to see […]

Crazier Than Loving

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Crazier Than Loving ~~~~~ We place profits over people Witness how our world works And we all pay the final bill Where violence, hatred lurks Governed by greed over need Do I, really, need to go on? Do we come from a […]