Archive for March, 1999


Everyone is more or less mad on one point. – Rudyard Kipling, Plain Tales from the Hills I can look at myself in the mirror and without a shred of recognition stare into my vacant eyes. It is a scary proposition, that you may not actually realize which one of the humans is you. I […]

Emotional Rodeo

A drug is a substance which, when injected into a rat, will produce a scientific report. – Anonymous Welcome to my nightmare. No sleep, no regulation to my feelings, the nausea making me tired with it’s incessant nagging at my stomach. I cannot sit still, I cannot lay down and standing makes my numb leg […]

Frog Boilings

There is no greater sorrow than to recall a time of happiness when in misery – Dante, Divine Comedy, Inferno. "The bottom line is this, you can take responsibility for your own situation and be a man, or you can seek scapegoats and play the victim. There comes a point in every man’s life when […]

The Authors Of Our Own Misfortunes

The Authors Of Our Own Misfortunes Part 1. Do I really need to give out pinches of salt at the door? I stand by my statements. Most people deserve each other and will eventually get what they deserve. What goes around will indeed come around. No great monument can ever be built upon a foundation […]

Heavily Sedated

How sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man’s self to himself. – Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia. I awoke this morning after an excruciatingly painful night’s sleep, unable to feel my right leg. I couldn’t stand on it, I couldn’t shake the blood back into it (assuming it was just asleep) and determined that […]

Again With The Back?

Rather suffer than die is man’s motto. – Jean De La Fountaine, Fables. I am getting tired of writing this. I am getting even more tired of experiencing this. Today, again, my back went. It is obviously time that I take this more seriously. It’s not getting better, it’s not improving with rest or time, […]

Chucking Phil

Words as is well known, are great foes of reality – Joseph Conrad (Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski), Under Western eyes Technology invades me. Consequently I spend too much time wondering and worrying about it’s consequences. In the words of the newly renowned Baz “Worrying is like trying to solve an algebra problem by chewing bubble […]

What Flowers?

On Richmond Hill there lives a lass More sweet than May Day morn Whose charms all other maids surpass A rose without a thorn -Leonard MacNally, The Lass Of Richmond Hill Well, today has been very odd so far. Disjointed would probably be the best word for it. The significant event of the day is […]

Happy St. Paddy’s Day

Put an Irishman on the spit and you will always be able to get another Irishman to baste him. -Proverb Maybe it is just the ironic / coincidental nature of my life, but I got the Jeep today, Green for St. Patrick’s Day. It turned out to be a long affair, but eventually, the deal […]

The Singularity

Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody -Agatha Christie, Endless Night On Saturday I went back to the Jeep dealership and test drove the Sahara I have had my eye on. I was very impressed. I was so impressed that I got into a negotiation with the sales manager […]