Speaking “correctly.” Using a particular utensil. Uttering pleasantries upon meeting someone, especially for the first time, with a choice of topic and in a tone of voice suitable to the circumstances of your relative social station and the situation at hand. Honey, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Continue reading The Mighty Quinn
Today is the anniversary of the massacre at Babi Yar, Ukraine, Sept. 29-30, 1941, in which 33,771 people were slaughtered by Nazis. It was one of the most horrific single massacres ofthe Holocaust. I was reading Yevtushenko and came across his poem commemorating the tragedy.
Continue reading Yevtushenko’s “Babi Yar”
When our president, such as he is, blithely threatens nuclear confrontation with a paranoid, hostile adversary, it behooves one to remember. See complete book here: Unforgettable Fire: Drawings By Atomic Bomb Survivors. Japan, NHK, 1977. Continue reading Unforgettable Fire
When you make an eye where an eye should be,
and a hand where a hand should be,
and a foot where a foot should be,
then you will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Continue reading Eyes, hands, feet. Images.
Apocalyptic Christianity amounts to a deep, religious longing for global annihilation, that many evangelicals equate with nuclear war. That would be dandy if they didn’t have their fingers directly or indirectly on “The Button.”
Sometimes you may see a strange look in the eyes of an animal, as if it would say: ‘That man thinks he is wise, but he is only a fool.’
Continue reading Wiser than the animals …
Gentlemen of the free-and-easy sort express the wide range of their capacity for adventure by observing that they are good for anything from pitch-and-toss to manslaughter …
Continue reading Manslaughter