Tagged: Photos

The Full Moon

A political age’s night is bleaker than Nature’s. When man’s sun is extinguished, he descends into the complete darkness of the blind and listless. When Nature’s source of light retreats, by contrast, the passivity of unfulfilled desire, enlivened by hints of past brightness, sustains a guiding glow which prevents the darkness from devouring all. The moon’s reflective surface itself, imitating the daylight, keeps...

The Sun Sets — and What’s Wrong With That?

Last evening, the little wife and I took a stroll along a nearby stream, during which we happened to be walking directly into a typically lovely Korean sunset. Somehow, given the current state of things, including the outrageous fact that millions of healthy people in the formerly-dubbed “free world” are currently barred by the state from taking such strolls — the concept of...

Taking a Break from Armageddon

When birds stop flying,
And flowers unbloom, call me —
Until then, be calm.

bore me with their mock feelings —
Distractions from life.
I have several
good reasons not to panic —
in my camera.

Soaring Below the Surface of the Earth

In Plato’s Phaedo, Socrates, in his dying hour, describes his mind’s eye view of the Earth, as a final life lesson for his friends. The most striking feature of his remarkable quasi-mythical account is his speculation that the true surface of the Earth is not the ground we walk on, which we mistakenly call “the Earth,” but rather the upper limits of our...

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,...