He rises and begins to round
Carpe Diem, Man
A wind sways the pines,And belowNot a breath of wild air;Still as the mosses that glowOn the flooring and over the linesOf the roots here and there.The pine-tree drops its dead;They are quiet, as under the sea.Overhead, overheadRushes life in a race,As the clouds the clouds chase;And we go,And we drop like the fruits of the tree,Even we,Even so.
Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
if no one paid him heed
“If it comes to that,” he said, “there’ll be nopreventing it.”He uttered it as I listened. Had I got it right,hearing him?“If it comes to that,” is what he said, and,as if talkingto himself, went on about how there’d be nopreventing it.He came to that conclusion, saying it in aslow way ofcoming to that, whatever that was it mightcome to beforenot being prevented—and as if such a thingwere for himthe unthinkable, and would prevail, if itcame to that.
Never, Ever Cross The Moor
my lot is the night stars that inspire the mind
She stood before the sun, screaming:
'Sun! You are like my rebellious heart
Whose youth swept life away
And whose ever-renewed light
Gave the stars to drink.
Careful! Do not let a bewildered sadness
Or a sighing tear in my eyes deceive you.
For sadness is the form of my revolt and my resistance
Beneath the night—divinity be my witness! '
In The Beginning, G-d Created D-sco
I Prefer My Earthrise Pictures In Color
The first earthrise, 50 years ago:
[O]n 23 August 1966, Lunar Orbiter 1 snapped the first photo of Earth as seen from lunar orbit (Larger view). While a remarkable image at the time, the full resolution of the image was never retrieved from the data stored from the mission. In 2008, this earthrise image was restored by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project at NASA Ames Research Center. We obtained the original data tapes from the mission (the last surviving set) and restored original FR-900 tape drives to operational condition using both 60s era parts and modern electronics.
Okay, I lied about the theme being done...
I Prefer To Not Keep From Singing
I Prefer My Revolutions Involve A Good Deal Of Drinking In Ancient Taverns
I Prefer My Revolutions To Involve No Dancing Or Singing
I Prefer My Public Servants To Be Unresponsive To Constituents
FTR, I have often had the same level of access to my Senators, Representatives, and President, as nefarious people have had to the Corrupt Clinton Machine.
I Prefer My Revolutions Be Completely Opaque And Unaccountable To The People
I think there is a potential upside to organizations like a Wikileaks to keep power structures in check. Sadly, I don't think Wikileaks is that organization, in large part because its leader is pretty much an anarchist version of Trump who assumes a mantle of moral authority whilst punching down.
He Lived Alone In A House Of Logs
I Ain't Complainin'
The ladies men admire, I’ve heard,Would shudder at a wicked word.Their candle gives a single light;They’d rather stay at home at night.They do not keep awake till three,Nor read erotic poetry.They never sanction the impure,Nor recognize an overture.They shrink from powders and from paints ...So far, I’ve had no complaints.
Let us to't pell-mell
I Feel Very Moved Every Morning
And with a new round of norovirus, I've been moved even more often:
The bulk of media attention this weekend was devoted Donald Trump's continued efforts to assure minority Americans he is deserving of their support, despite all that stuff he said, and did, and predicated his entire campaign around, and despite his unwillingness to visit with actual non-white voters in order to plead his case. Fear not, though, his new advisers are truly, truly moved by his inclusiveness. Kellyanne Conway:I live in a white community. I'm white. I was very moved by his comment.
And if that's not a perfect little capsule of the Donald Trump campaign, I'm not sure one can be found.
No word from the house full of white people who live in that house on the right just as you come into our very white town with the Trump sign in their yard (kitty corner to the one with the Treason In Defense Of Slavery Flag) about how moved they were. Regardless, the White Voter Outreach continues apace...
Nat Turner Was A Second Amendment Hero
Memo To Donald Trump
August 21, years before Benedict Arnold:
The committee to whom part of the report from the Committee on Spies was re-committed, having brought in a report, the same was taken into consideration: Whereupon,
Resolved, That all persons, not members of, nor owing allegiance to, any of the United States of America, as described in a resolution of Congress of the 24th of June last, who shall be found lurking as spies in or about the fortifications or encampments of the armies of the United States, or of any of them, shall suffer death, according to the law and usage of nations, by sentence of a court martial, or such other punishment as such court martial shall direct.
Ordered, That the above resolution be printed at the end of the rules and articles of war.
Spies live among us!
Assume The Port Of Mars
Flying In The Face Of The Ordinary
Some guy’s bought half an hour of TV time to talk
about a photo
beamed back by the Viking probe over the red plains
of Cydonia where,
to hear him tell it, an ancient Martian race has
a monumental human face. It’s 2 a.m. and he isn’t
but he’s hawking his homemade book about what has
to be, he insists, the most
amazing ﬁnd qf the millennium. And because I can’t
believe the face on Mars
is anything more than a freakish accident of light and
shadow, I guess
I’m getting hopelessly old.