31 October 2008

82│spirits to bring along magically and fair

31 October 2008

Once, in the beginning, a collection, fine—
a sad reminder of things to come. Sunshine, first,
then darkness, why

There was beckoning to be sure—

but who’d be doing the beckoning
and who’d be the one beckoned
remained in doubt.

[my shadows]

I speak to you freely. You are mine.

And, surprisingly:

I am a man and a mouse and a room and a sprout and an 8 ball and a falcon and a miser (and a miser).

Trust me when I reach over
and tap you on the shoulder.

We are one in the same I will say.
Hell if we are one in the same.

25 October 2008

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

Let any one who doubts carefully contemplate that now
almost complete legal combination—

piece of
machinery so to speak—

compounded of the Nebraska doctrine
and the Dred Scott decision.

Let him consider not only what work the machinery is adapted to do,
and how well adapted,

but also let him study
the history of its construction, and trace,

if he can, or rather
fail, if he can,
to trace the evidence of design and concert of action,

among its chief architects,
from the beginning.

24 October 2008

And in connecting the landscape with the quiet of the sky

Middle Patuxent Environmental Protection Area – early October 2008. Title of post adapted from "Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey," William Wordsworth (1798).

22 October 2008

something over which: one has rights

Feudalism, by its very nature, gives rise to a hierarchy of rank, to a predominantly static social structure in which every man knows his place, according to whom it is that he owes service. ... In order to preserve existing relationships in perpetuity, rights of succession ... are strictly controlled by various laws, or customs, of entail.


There are many reasons why you may want to work in the oil industry.

19 October 2008


Indeed, no one, we think, has until now doubted that the strength of the present-day movement lies in the awakening of the masses.

17 October 2008

My apologies for the absence, such a delay, but back again I am with a reminder

I'm very concerned that he may have anti-American views. That's what the American people are concerned about. That’s why they want to know what his answers are. Two of [his] three mentors are Father Pfleger and Jeremiah Wright. Now, these are very strange, anti-American mentors. Barack Obama has been associating with anti-Americans, by and large─the people who are radical leftists. That's the real question about Barack Obama.

─ Michele Bachmann (R) ─ Minnesota


And thus, in context:


List of photos (from top to bottom, left to right):

- Katrina, 2005.
- Aftermath, Hiroshima, 1945.
- God bless America, my home sweet home, ca. 1960s.
- McCarthy to Truman, 1950.
- The sweet blossoming of napalm, 1972.
- Hello Baghdad, 2006.
- Ah, sweet land of liberty: Abu Ghraib, 2006.