Archive for April, 2016

POEMS & FLEETING THOUGHTS: AS DARKNESS RUSHES IN

As darkness rushes in

Thoughts are revealed,

Born of solitude life,

Thoughts better born

To exist

In the dark.

April 26, 2016 at 8:40 pm Leave a comment

COMPARISON OF TWO ERASERHEADS

Recently, I viewed a short clip of the movie, Eraserhead.  Gazing at the main character, Eraserhead, my mind instantly recalled a figure of current times.  The resemblance is uncanny to an existing political figure, who, with respect to his stature in the world, I will not mention (North Korea).

This observation led me to the following question, in relation to the height of the eraser.  Does the political figure make more mistakes than the movie character?  This observation is perhaps of no importance.  I just though I’d share.

April 25, 2016 at 8:05 pm 1 comment

RANTS AND RAVES

With the revelation of The Panama Papers, it does not appear that the concept of ‘trickle down’ worldwide, is working very well.

April 23, 2016 at 7:56 pm 1 comment

POEMS AND FLEETING THOUGHTS: REMEMBERING MY NIECE, LISA

Written 11/23/15

Lisa Eckert, died when 25.

Today would have been 41.

She is remembered.

 

Lisa

There is a love beyond description,

Beyond the commonplace,

The love of a child

Fractured by fate,

Innocent of understanding

In a world

Where that may be a gift,

Surrounded love,

Existing in love,

Until love took her home.

 

 

April 18, 2016 at 7:28 pm 5 comments

SCIENCE FICTION BECOMING SCIENCE FACT

Since I write science fiction, I had to give praise to SpaceX landing their 14 story rocket on a barge, not a very large barge, in the ocean.

How many of us, advanced in age and wisdom remember rockets landing in movies or TV in an identical manner.  I do not know why but watching the missile land, the fact that the top of the rocket was perfectly flat was something I had never pictured.  It’s delivery, gone.

I just had to mention this historic event and contemplate the next science fiction turned science fact.  I might share that War of the Worlds is one of my favorite science fiction movies along with The Thing from Another World which scared the shit out of the seven or eight year old Walt.  Remember the last line of The Thing after the vegetable James Arness is fried?

“Look to the skies.”  I love that line.

April 10, 2016 at 8:07 pm 2 comments

RANTS & RAVES: HISTORY’S DESTRUCTIONS

I deplore the destruction of history, something that focuses its madness.  But they are not alone in this demonstration of stupidity.  Didn’t British soldiers, during World War I, use the Sphinx for target practice with their cannon?

No culture had a premium on stupidity; not any nationality, religion or purpose.

 

April 7, 2016 at 9:22 pm 1 comment

POEMS & FLEETING THOUGHTS: WINDOWS’ VIEW, PAST AND PRESENT

 

I was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, a city not known for its beauty or soft heart.  Not my choice, but it helped to form what I am.  These words are meant to describe the difference between my life then and now. 

After all these years I still ponder my life in Newark, and appreciate the emotions and experiences the city provided.

 

As I sit, advanced in age

Looking out back from my home

I see a multitude of trees

Denying the presence of neighbors,

 

I recall the home of my youth

And the views I saw then,

Beer factories

And the back windows

Filled with clothes lines

And hard-packed ground,

Beyond the bordering fence of wood,

More of the same.

 

I now pray

Not to take for granted

This present life,

And not to forget

The past.

April 6, 2016 at 5:14 pm 1 comment


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