Monthly Archives: April 2012

Don’t worry, be happy

Way back when, there was a poster you would see around the campus, with a picture of a guru called Meher Baba, and the above statement below. He had a shit-eating grin on his face, and it pissed me off. … Continue reading

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This Time in the Spring-time – April in northern New Mexico (poem)

This Time in the Spring Time – April in northern New Mexico In defiance of the frosts that followed the first warming many of the trees have little fruits on them Cherries, nectarines, peaches, apples The hops are vining The … Continue reading

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Poem for Dawn

View From Alta Go down to the city? It stinks It smells and gives me a headache From the top, on the ridge only the smoke, haze, fog, smog can be seen The city indicated only by its shroud of … Continue reading

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Sensational Carving, an Essay on Skiing for Ski Professionals

What do we most like about skiing? Isn’t it the sensations that are unavailable in everyday life? The most basic sensation of skiing is that of smooth and unimpeded movement over the surface. This is, perhaps, a dream-like sensation, because … Continue reading

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Toxic Consumerism

A recent trip to California’s  two largest metroplexs has provided me, as usual, with much food for thought. Why, after all, would one want to live in the San Francisco Bay Area or LA? It’s the same reason that famously … Continue reading

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