I’m updating and improving my blog. A lot of that so far has consisted of purging the archives of poor posts (and many reblogs and others that looked like I didn’t mean to post them at all). I’ve also edited a few dozen of my posts, and kept maybe a couple dozen reblogs. That which […]
The urge to collect and archiveTo keep, to index, to clingTo save for posterity in the fantasy of an endless futureThe greater pleasure is to purge, wash clean, delete, destroyWith a ruthless eye, strip them all out, the vanities and vapidnessFrom the cleansing fire emerges some fewer somethingsThings worthy of some small interest;Though in the […]
6 Postcard Poems Hi! Hey! Don’t go to sleep! Sleep isn’t profitable! Want a sticker? Want a heart emoji? Infinite YouTube! Never be bored! The way out is to stay put! Play with me! Take your speed! Read 5000 tweets a day! All context is collapsed forever! Hi! Take me with you! You don’t want […]
3 Postcard Poems Hi! Play with me! I am intelligent software! I can beat you at chess! I can persuade you to stay online! Everything is everything! Infinite GIFs! All for free! Legions of the unpaid! Infinite clickbait! Infinite news! I am your friend! I am your best friend! I am your only friend! Another […]
The ‘final’ version of a poem from 2014, which appears in my 2017 ebook Synaptic Syntactic (aside from a tweak to the subtitle and one added comma). One of my favorites.
It’s conflicated. We don’t have public agreements, only secret ones. Screaming conflicts of interest? Sure. But who’s counting? Not me, for one. Regulating my own family business. Regulating the competitors out of their undeserved greenbacks. Fake! Twig the reporters and snap the Queen’s bra. Take a chance on us; Get thrown under the bus. These […]
I’ve long thought about putting drawings from this series into a booklet of some sort, but it just never gets made a priority and fails to happen. And as well, I can never agree on what else should go in alongside them, because a booklet needs more than 8 pages and needs some words, too.
From Now You See It: How to write about the natural world when it’s vanishing before your eyes. by Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker, October 15th, 2018: He gives the perennial sea ice until 2030 or so. ‘That the Arctic Ocean will become free of sea ice in late Summer to early Autumn is […]
A post on what I’ve gained from blogging, and what it has failed to give me. And on the challenge of investing time and energy in well-defined plans with endless distractions so easy to come by.
If you have been frustrated by trying to format (basic) poems for the web, here is the answer for emulating traditional print poem formatting, no matter the window size.