One Man’s Fear

It is nothing in particular; just something in general that causes my mind to reel like a renegade wheel, free from it’s axle, spinning in manic ecstasy. I think about the paint and the bureau which will need sanding. I am not nervous about these things, it is the shadow cast upon them. What is this mass who’s shadow creeps ever-larger, yet who never enters the room?

I think of the joy of scoring a goal at the soccer game; imagining how I will do it. My body tenses as I go through the motions, tapping the ball left, drawing out the keeper and then chipping it neatly in. I have never scored such a lovely goal. Will I tomorrow?

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The Defender

You speak and I am transformed.
I had such ambitions.
I had such goals.
I was going to…
I was going to change you.
I was going to change me too.
I was going to lift us both
Higher than we felt comfortable.
But then you speak.
And I love it down here
In this small game we can play
While sitting back in our chairs
Occasionally chuckling.

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Handy’s Plan for a Unified Jerusalem

So many hours – nay, decades – have been spent arguing over the future and rightful ownership of Old Jerusalem. We are led to believe that not only the survival of the Israeli and Palestinian states are at stake  but our spiritual salvation as well!

Daniel may have prophesied the reconstruction of Jerusalem, but Handy has the plan for unification:

Let Jerusalem be.
First of all, make Jerusalem a city-state, respected universally as sovereign, with the right to make it’s own decisions. (except as outlined below)

Let the freaks have it.
It’s the religious nuts who fight over it, so let them have it. There will be a transitional period just prior to statehood wherein anyone who wants to buy into Jerusalem can, and anyone who wants out can sell. The freaks will be flocking to your door, howling under the windows with fists full of cold cash. You’re gonna make a mill and move to Amsterdam.

Let Jerusalem be holy.
Jerusalem will be ruled by a council of religious leaders. Secular law will be prohibited. Christian, Jewish and Muslim clerics will form a council of rule. Law will comprise of the inclusion of all the religious laws combined. Yes, women will be covered and property of men. Yes, pig will not be palated. Yes, you will be forced to pray and do penance! Don’t like it? Sell now!

Keep them the hell away from me.
Jerusalem will be a demilitarized zone. No weapons of any kind will be allowed in. Jerusalem will not be permitted an army or even an armed police force. A passport will be required for international travel.

They’ll sort it out.
Will the freaks just get along? Definitely not. May I suggest the rest of the world conduct a humanitarian effort to extract all the innocents (women and children) before the menfolk have it out? It’s not going to be pretty in there but it shouldn’t last too long…

Voila! I’m Madonna! I’m Madonna! (Burn Hollywood Burn)

Peace in the Middle East

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How to Write About What You Want to Write About When What You Want to Write About Can’t Be Written About

There comes a time when you can no longer write what you want. When certain human factors make it impossible for you to be forthcoming. Let’s take for an example a story about the War Pigs. A story about the futility of war, and war as a means of violent suppression. Not only a suppression of the people who the war is waged “against” but a suppression of those who fight “for us.”

If you were a screenwriter proposing such a film, the film execs would ignore you. Such a film would be politically impossible. There is too much money at stake for a savvy business person to risk pissing off Dick Cheney so overtly. So what’s a writer to do?

Luckily there is Allegory. And so The Hunger Games.


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When the Medium Dies

In 1993 I lived in Eilat, a small touristic city on the Red Sea in Israel. I lived in a tent village in the mountains, past a construction site on the edge of town. For a living I played guitar and sang on the boardwalk. I made a lot of money. I was in the right place at the right time.

One night, in my usual spot, I was playing Smells Like Teen Spirit or something. I was feeling the song, the aggression was real inside me. I hit a triumphal chord and felt all the tension go. Everything collapsed. I looked down at the guitar and saw that to my dismay every single string had broken simultaneously.

I went back to camp and fixed the strings, and returned to my usual spot the next night. But I couldn’t play. It was gone. I haven’t busked since.

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Machines Set In Motion

In The Matrix, humans were used as a power source for the machines who were controlling the earth for their own pointless ends. In real life the companies we have purchased products and services from are using their machines-set-in-motion to record our behavior and sell that data to the highest bidder or give it to the government. These companies then turn a double profit; one on the sale of products and services, and another hidden profit from tracking us while we use these products and services. In turn, the entities who acquire this data use machines-set-in-motion to process this data and use it to turn a profit, either by selling you stuff or by selling your data down the line to the next machines-set-in-motion. The records of your behaviors are kept in perpetuity, to be used and set aside, dusted off and mined again when they are deemed profitable.

Making money is the impetus for all of the above. The machines-set-in-motion are not tasked with the improvement of life as we know it, they are tasked with turning profit. Most of the companies who employ machines-set-in-motion are required by law to turn profits. And governments are not innocents in capitalism either. The protection of hegemonic power has real dollar value.

The accumulation of capital presumes the loss of capital. Despite the cliche, you can’t really “make” money. You can only get money. And if you keep that money then it means someone else doesn’t have it. This is the distribution of wealth. In real terms there is only so much money to go around. When looked at this way, capitalism accurately resembles a game of Monopoly. Each player gaining and losing money. Real capitalism, unlike a game of Monopoly, doesn’t have an “end”. Nobody wins in capitalism because if the game ends there is nowhere to spend the money you’ve horded. If you actually got ALL THE MONEY, the game would collapse… No indeed, the game is an end in itself. The point of capitalism is to play the game and to keep the game alive. In other words, there is no point.

So, if all these machines-set-in-motion are automatically making money from the data culled by tracking our behavior, they are essentially farming us for data like sheep are farmed for wool. And what do we get out of all this? What is our reward for being good sheep? What is our hay? Angry birds. How different is this from the Matrix? We are mined and given virtual pleasures in return.

But maybe there is something more beyond the farm fence. Perhaps there are wild herbs in those woods that are tastier than hay and possess magical properties unimagined…

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The Secret to Stop Biting Your Nails and Cuticles

I picked and bit my cuticles, nails and the sides of the fingers for 20 years. I couldn’t stop. People suggested all kinds of tricks. Hot sauce, nail polish, chewing toothpicks and even hypnosis. But nothing worked. Finally, I have stopped and stopped for good.

There’s a simple secret that nobody mentions. It’s a technique that is guaranteed to make you stop biting your fingernails, cuticles and assorted other bitable areas of your body.

The Secret to Stop Biting Your Nails and Cuticles:

Don’t bite your nails and cuticles.

This may seem sarcastic or a logical fallacy, but I am completely serious. The only way to permanently stop biting is to become conscious of what your doing and to commit to not doing it. That commitment means that you aren’t going to make excuses or special cases. You will not bite. Period. Promise that to yourself and you will succeed!

There may be slightly more to your problem that is worthy of consideration. For example, I know that when I was battling my biting habit, picking was a direct precursor to biting. I would pick my fingers and nails, cause a wound or flap of skin or nail, and then proceed to bite that area, ostensibly to “clean it up.” It that case, the rule can be amended: “Don’t pick or bite your nails and cuticles.” You may need to make other amendments to the rule once you identify the precursors to your habit.

Pay attention. Understand what you’re doing. Commit to stopping. Stop.

It’s that simple.
Enjoy your lovely new fingertips.

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