Monthly Archives: April 2015

You call it the Reagan Revolution.

I call it the Reagan Counter-Revolution.

Be our guest.

Post-1965 immigration policy created a de-facto “guest worker” program for Mexican migrants. And the United States treats its second-class workers even less hospitably than it treats its first.

Living with how I’ve lived.

Let’s keep it so I can keep looking at my pretty face in the mirror every morning.

Scholasticism for the 21st century.

The philosopher exemplified the utility of truth tables in an argument about how God and Evil can co-exist.

The butterfly looks like a baby stretching its wings.

I see that I might stamp it out with my next step. There is the upsurge of negation which is our being.

The journey is one.

The vehicles and roads, departures and arrivals, travelers and wanderers, writers and reporters, pavers and preservers are many.

Context is everything.

Like the difference between harassment and flirting, the difference between offensive and funny comes down to reciprocity.

Awakening can be sudden or gradual.

It depends, at least in part, on how well you’ve been sleeping.

Warm receptions.

One has to wonder if the appeal of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama in the West is based upon the confidence that neither Vietnam nor Tibet will be contending for political-economic dominance anytime soon.

Not talking about it, of course, makes it go away.

You don’t talk about how much you earn in polite society. You don’t talk about how much discrimination you’ve faced either.