Sunday, October 26, 2014
Saturday, December 18, 2010
This world ain't all sunshine and rainbows
Speaking to his son in Rocky Balboa (2006)
Sunday, April 25, 2010
i was so intensely focused on work that i didn't see the attack coming.
And some time make the time to drive out west
Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore,
In September or October, when the wind
And the light are working off each other
So that the ocean on one side is wild
With foam and glitter, and inland among stones
The surface of a slate-grey lake is lit
By the earthed lightning of a flock of swans,
Their feathers roughed and ruffling, white on white,
Their fully grown headstrong-looking heads
Tucked or cresting or busy underwater.
Useless to think you'll park and capture it
More thoroughly. You are neither here nor there,
A hurry through which known and strange things pass
As big soft buffetings come at the car sideways
And catch the heart off guard and blow it open.
From THE SPIRIT LEVEL (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996)
Thursday, September 24, 2009
"We should have preferences that lead us into one future over another. But when those preferences drive us too hard and too fast because we have overrated the difference between these futures, we are at risk. When our ambition is bounded, it leads us to work joyfully. When our ambition is unbounded, it leads us to lie, to cheat, to steal, to hurt others, to sacrifice things of real value. When our fears are bounded, we're prudent, we're cautious, we're thoughtful. When our fears are unbounded and overblown, we're reckless, and we're cowardly."
Sunday, July 26, 2009
i'm writing about this because there were nasty moments this year when i thought i wouldn't regain full use of my knee, and now, there's a chance of being stronger than before. argh i want to cry. but no expectations, still. surgery could go horribly wrong.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
too much talking about nothing. so ready to focus youthful hungry energies.