"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

May 16, 2010

Found Wisdom

My nine year old left a notebook on our bedroom reading chair.

At the top of the page, a title: "COMic BOy," underlined.

"Whoa nelly," I thought, "little man has a grasp of the generic."

Opening text: " Hi I am COMic boy as you can See. Or can you."

Following it, an image: a stick figure, long of leg, arms dangling downward from below the chin of the head circle. Unadorned, unvarnished. As simple a comic representation of a person, as it gets. Stripped of features, empty face. Standing on a lined page, without environment.


I think not. As you can see. Or can you?

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