Archive for September, 2011

Advertising versus Lyric Poetry

“There are only so many people capable of putting together words that stir and move and sing. When it became possible to earn a very good living in advertising by exercising this capability, lyric poetry was left to untalented screwballs who had to shriek for attention and compete by eccentricity.” Mitchell Courtenay in Frederick Pohl […]

Let Him Die

I’m up a bit earlier than usual because I’m training Abraham to wake himself up when he needs to pee during the night. So, of course, I decide to cogitate upon the recent CNN/Tea Party debate, and in particular the part where Tea Partiers choose to let someone my age, who chooses to be uninsured […]