Urban Dictionary

If Aliens abduct me and ask me to give them one book, I'd choose the Urban Dictionary. Before my reasons, here are some of my favorite definitions: Awesome: Something Americans use to describe everything. Funny: When someone else gets hurt. Harvard: A well-known mental health facility located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Harvard -- Where only 10% of residents seriously consider suicide every year!) Filibuster: (1) To reject someone's friend request or group invite on Facebook … Continue reading Urban Dictionary

Art Happens

Beauty is not in the beholder nor the beholden. It is in the subject-object complex, where the two reciprocal rejoind each other in their expressivity and receptivity. It is the same for art. A work of art is not art. Only when a work of art enters humanity (with humans recognizing the mystery and meaningfulness … Continue reading Art Happens

Borges. The Person, the Übermensch

Watching Borges, I cannot but be struck by his extreme graciousness, his humor, his honesty, his lack of pride, and his magical smile. (Here's the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj4kajdoSfc&t=3826s&ab_channel=EDITRAMA) There I see a lover of the world without hatred, envy, or the natural tensions of the lover; no chip on one’s shoulder, or apple above one’s head. … Continue reading Borges. The Person, the Übermensch

Tragically Comic

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.Matthew 10:39 Imagine affairs that begin only in their end. Imagine states whose possibilities are their impossibilities. Imagine objects that acquire value only when they’re lost. Imagine truths that are known only through falsity. Imagine things … Continue reading Tragically Comic

Water, Tea, Expresso

Medieval thinkers partitioned the soul into memory, understanding, and the will. I propose, instead, water, tea, and expresso. Under this classification, life is essentially easy. Drink enough water, make some tea, and be careful with expresso—it’ll fuck with your sleep. (Note also that there’s the wild card, vodka, but it’s quite inexplicable, like the medieval … Continue reading Water, Tea, Expresso