Category Archives: Philosophy

Behold, The Tragedy of the Straight White Male

All I ever wanted was to be the victim. I grew up on underdog stories. Religious ones, especially: David and Goliath, Gideon and his army of 300, Jesus of Nazareth, and all those poor, poor martyrs. God, I wanted to … Continue reading

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Fine, I’ll Do a %&*#!@$ Post About Racism

I really don’t want to write about racism today. My Facebook feed has been a steady flow of articles, memes, and rants about white supremacists, Charlottesville, free speech, racism, Arpaio, and He Who Shall Not Be Named. And I don’t … Continue reading

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More Late-Night Butterfly Effect Thoughts

A few days ago, I got a speeding ticket, and ever since, I’ve been observing its ripple effect. Here is one of those ripples. Tonight I was driving down from Indy, taking 465. I passed someone on the highway, and … Continue reading

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I Took The Road More Quickly Traveled By

Some days you come to a fork in the road. You know that both roads will eventually take you to your same destination. You know that both roads will take you there in the same amount of time. And you … Continue reading

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Chameleons of Karmic Hue are Seldom Kept in View

I’ve always had a soft, unspoken, karmic view of life Though never voiced, it’s always burrowed down inside my mind But as the law of averages applies to joy and strife A different philosophy is what I’ve come to find For … Continue reading

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There is No Cookie at the End

Oh, I like to write a poem When I feel that I’ve been being Altogether far too useful So as to be very careful Not to send the wrong idea If you get into the habit Of, to other people … Continue reading

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Myself, The Greek, and The Man of a Million Tomorrows

Last night was laundry night, and when I pulled my comforter from the dryer, it was alive with radiant heat. I cocooned myself in its warmth and pulled a chair out onto my porch, where I could look out at … Continue reading

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