Turds of Misery

Every thousand years or so an event so transforming and paradigm shifting occurs that society itself has no choice but to embrace the change or be cast onto the pyre of fateful irrelevance and go quietly into the night. Jesus, Gandhi, Mohamed, Siddhārtha Gautama, Turds of Misery. Don’t scoff here, let’s look at this. Who…

How I Fit

We live in a world Of tragic design, For most things come slow From sweat over time.   What comes to us fast Is worth so much less, Than what we achieve In toil, and test.   Such wealth we attain By busting our ass, Yet some measure wealth With piles of cash.   Stuff…

Afterlife Promises and a Quick One For the Road

The thurible, laden with charms and smoky as hell, tinkled a soft regular rhythm in the center stage priest’s hands. Golden chains stretched and released, pendulum like with each wave. The thurible’s smoke filled the alter. Its waifs sent streaming across icons and images of the Virgin and her Son, Jesus. Stage left, another priest…

Remembering Being Thirty

  Sanja Marušić – Thought Catalog My attempt to convey the knowledge I’ve gained in the past 30 years, has proven to be more challenging than initially anticipated. It wasn’t simply a matter of listing a series of learning, but prioritising and selecting the most critical ones, that have left a long-lasting imprint on me…

Meat Puppets

On a planet of stone and water: Near the sun of energy and life: In a galaxy cold and alone: Where wanderers roam among unshifting points of light Hurling through an uncaring universe expanding into what may never be known: The meat puppets live…the meat puppet world “The gods did not reveal from the beginning,…

Matter, Chimps, Shit, and the Future

… “one of the hardest questions in science: how matter (in this case the brain) can appear to be influenced by something that does not exist (the future). This is far from trivial.” read more here

Food Processor no Match for 86 Year Old Lebanese Woman

Family sources reported today that Teta, the 86 year old Yasso family matriarch, had reduced a Vitamix professional series 750 food processor to a smoking piece of trash. The Vitamix 750 had performed diligently for nearly two years, longer than any other machine, preparing delicious Hummus, Kibbe, Majedra, and other Lebanese delights in the skilled,…

Fucking Gerbil Still Alive

Troy, Michigan Sources confirmed earlier today that Burrower, the fucking gerbil, purchased as a family pet more than four years ago, is indeed still alive. In spite of all available statistical information, Burrower, the Bousho family gerbil, has managed to sustain enough caloric intake, healthy activity, and hydration to maintain a robust and active lifestyle…

My Fogle Family: Part I

I think writing as a failure is because it’s expected that the whole story can be captured in five minutes.  The extent of the attention span it seems.  At least mine most days.  But writing isn’t like that, life isn’t either. Nothing good ever happens in five minutes, it takes time, maybe even a lifetime…

The Consciousness of Sleep and the Universal Round

Dear IT Guy From India, I feel that cosmically, forces deep from the universe flow through my soul, and that each evening, when I sleep, the darkness I experience is only that from which I come, and to which I will ultimately return. I don’t fear the darkness, because in it, I find a warmth…

Spectra’s Dust

Spectra fumbled for the key to the door of the tidy little vinyl sided bungalow. She kept it neat; its yard as neatly trimmed as Spectra’s short bobbed hair. Her demure frame fought to keep the grocery bag balanced on her leg while she felt through her purse trying to find the key. At last…