The Stream

For Kim on the death of her husband, Mike ♠ Take my hand and listen closely. The universe, physicists tell us, is one great “movement.” Think of a woodland stream. Extrapolate from this to a gigantic cosmic river constantly flowing. Within the Stream—whose substance eludes us—exists everything there is. Sub-universes. Galaxies. Black holes. Suns. Planets….

The Wrong Story

I have come to believe that modern man & woman live in the wrong story. The big narrative we slavishly believe and repeat is away off the mark. We got derailed, it appears, with the Neolithic. I am not the first to point this out. Paul Shepard, Jared Diamond, Robin Fox and others have noted…

We have come to where language begins

“Fox”—though only inside that conceptual boundary.  Remove the boundary and—presto!—it is something else. Behold modern man’s great epistemological dilemma. I call it the “Great Forgetting,” after Daniel Quinn. ♠ I am not a real writer.  I must be honest.  A true writer writes regularly, generally daily, consuming quarts of ink.  The hard stuff.  Smell their…