Tagged: Photos

Watercolors and the Eyes of the Gods

On a dreary January day, incessantly wet in defiance of last night’s promising forecast, the air is thick with pollution and cold rain. The mountains are obscured by the translucent sky, and all sensible paths to outdoor enjoyment dampened. Having lost my hat on the bus coming here (too focused on remembering my umbrella), I must spend three hours, uncharacteristically, with my stupid...

Democratic debate: 7 things to watch for

The title of this article repeats a headline I just read at MSN’s homepage. Since I think we already know what sort of things a mainstream American news source (i.e., progressive authoritarian propaganda voice) is likely to recommend that you “watch for” during a Democratic debate, I have decided to offer an alternative, non-progressive list of my own. 7 things to watch for...

Descending, Ascending

This week, North Korea has continued to test and perfect its missile systems, while Donald Trump reassures everyone that all is well with his relationship with his good friend Kim Jong Un. Meanwhile, the United States of America, the last hope for any semblance of individual liberty and citizen self-determination to survive on this planet into the foreseeable future, has taken yet another...

The Birds and the Bees at Easter

Commies are red,Tories are blue,’tween ’em they leaveNothing for you. Just kidding. All the good stuff is left for you, in fact, since nothing of ultimate significance is theirs to take — apart from your soul, of course, if you let them — nor would they appreciate any of it if you could show it to them. Happy Easter to all my readers,...

One Consolation: It’s Spring

That’s it. I have nothing else to say. Why spoil the mood, which will inevitably happen if I start talking about the state of things? Why not just take a few minutes to think of cherry blossoms and spring birds? Enjoy. (Click on an image to see it full size.)

La Dolce Vita

Well, I’m well into my third week here at the spa, and, well, all’s well.  Hope you enjoy these few pictures from Camp Xanadu, taken, I confess, with my third camera, the Samsung flip phone with the shattered lens. Wish you were here — especially if you are someone I hate.

Palate Cleanser

For a few days, most of my posts here in Limbo have been focused on current American politics, which essentially means death, chaos, and immorality, all imbued with a kind of bitter wistfulness.  It is therefore time to get back to more substantial fare, which is to say to questions on which rational analysis is not ultimately useless and futile. As it happens,...

The Fall of Man, Part II

For those of us who believe the rise and fall of civilizations is cyclical, and hence that, despite all the delusions of our narrow-mindedness and our “frog’s perspective” (as Nietzsche calls it), there is nothing so absolutely unique about our current deterioration, there nevertheless remains this troubling question: Have the final stages always proceeded this quickly, or is the seemingly unprecedented speed of...