Call Rewrite!

…or, The Rape of Rhetoric

About suffering…

  … they were never wrong, The old Masters: how well they understood Its human position: how it takes place While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along; How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting For the miraculous birth, there always must be Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating On a pond at the edge of the wood: They […]

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Sometimes, if you somehow get on the wrong side of the day (or week/month/year/lifetime), you’ll stare at a bookshelf that has a couple of Barack Obama volumes on it, and you’ll swear that the title of one of them is “The Mendacity of Hope.”

St. Steve errs

Neem Karoli Baba, whom Ram Dass refers to as Maharaji, taught from an ashram in the Himalayan foothills in northern India. Steve Jobs went on a pilgrimage to meet him in 1974, only to learn that he had died the previous year. -Footnote from the 09-02-19 NYT Magazine’s Interview with Ram Dass:

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Kavanaugh to America: Drop Dead

Booker: If we have a constitutional crisis in this country, it’s important that the Supreme Court be above suspicion. Why not right now alleviate all suspicion that the reasonable person could have that you would recuse from all matters of the Mueller investigation? Kavanaugh: If I commit to a position … Booker: This is so that you don’t have to commit to a position. Kavanaugh: If I committed to deciding […]

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