Tag Archives: new

Politics and history.

It’s not about old and young; it’s about old and new.

Fantasy versus science fiction.

In “Star Wars,” the fantasy is divided into good and evil. In “Star Trek,” the science fiction is parsed into old and new.

Do I need true ideas?

Probably. But I’d settle for meaningful ideas.

For Leslie Marmon Silko.

People think that if their children look like them, things are staying the same. But that a child is born is proof enough that each is new.

Adolescents who save the world?

Only the young can accomplish the new, a responsibility for which we are never quite mature enough.

First, let us return to the old.

Then, let us return to the new.

A history of need.

The development of the psyche brought a host of needs into the world. Unlike the old needs, the new needs could not be met.

Cage, 4’20”.

X: Every time I listen to this song, I hear something new. Y: It could be that you have a short memory.

New words for new things.

A neologism should be coined when something new cannot be conveniently described with existing words. The imperatives of marketing and academia make it impossible to follow this simple maxim.


The new itself is showing signs of old age.