No Mind, No Attachment

The Mind in its dimensions is broad and great, like empty space. It has no sides or limits, it is neither square nor round, neither large nor small. It is neither blue, yellow, red, nor white; it has neither upper nor lower; it is neither long nor short. It knows neither anger nor pleasure, neither … Continue reading No Mind, No Attachment

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Piddling Over An Abstraction

Have you got five minutes to spare? No? No time, you say? Okay, if you had the time, what would you do with it? Take your time and think. I'm in no rush for I, personally, have all the time in the world. Please stop looking at your watch phone. Try to judge time's movement … Continue reading Piddling Over An Abstraction

The Absurdity That Isn’t

  I'm not a philosopher despite the fact that it is my belief that everyone with a thinking brain, and especially those without, is one, whether it be as a witting one or not. No, I'm not a Philosopher, despite my occasional philosophizing about philosophical stuff, in the same regard that I'm not a Poet, … Continue reading The Absurdity That Isn’t

Realm of the Benevolent and Its Loss of Hope

More weird, rambling, forgotten writing recently found while rooting 'round the cluttered Draft files folder. I don't remember writing it, ergo, I have no idea why it was written. However, as it appears to be a philosophical dilemma regarding torture, and, as torture has been one of the Freak Show promotional devices, I guess that … Continue reading Realm of the Benevolent and Its Loss of Hope

THE PHILOSOPHY OF INSPIRATION | A Relating to Humans Philosophical Issues Feature

THE PHILOSOPHY OF INSPIRATION by Rana Tarakji As Kurt explains it on his Welcome page, it is impossible to mingle with other human beings in an entirely pain-free manner. However, there is a difference between pain that aims to makes a person stronger and pain that aims at the opposite or has no aim at … Continue reading THE PHILOSOPHY OF INSPIRATION | A Relating to Humans Philosophical Issues Feature

While Hacking at a Log

I wonder... What is more important to most readers of literature... Just the words as they are written? Or the why the words were written - the author's motivation? Or the how the words were written - the author's background? When reading a thesis that may influence one's medical or legal decisions, knowing that the … Continue reading While Hacking at a Log

Haiku, Senryū, and the Subtleties In Their Similarities and Differences

If I had a bit more courage and a lot more scholarship, I would have discussed the similarities and differences between a haiku poem and a senryū poem in the introduction of my newly released book of poetry Short Verses & Other Curses: Haiku, Senryū, Tanka & Other Poetic, Artistic, & Photographic Miscellany. However, seeing … Continue reading Haiku, Senryū, and the Subtleties In Their Similarities and Differences

Short Verses & Other Curses

Short Verses & Other Curses – Promotional Giveaway Until 12/26/15

Get your promotional edition here. FROM THE INTRODUCTION: I began focusing much of my poetry writing on the Japanese poetic forms of haiku, senryū, and tanka at the beginning of 2012 as a therapeutic effort when finding myself in the midst of an illness. And I continue to write them even as I find myself, … Continue reading Short Verses & Other Curses – Promotional Giveaway Until 12/26/15