“Principles” / Memorable Fancies #2690

[“I had all these principles once, and now I just say yes.” - Taylor Mead] I used to say “yes” a lot, but just the same things happened after I finally said “no.” >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“Playing Defense” / Memorable Fancies #2689

[“To defend something is always to disparage it.” – Kierkegaard] The act of defending is implicit acknowledgement that there are flaws, shortcomings – a confession that there is a need for defense, that it cannot be left alone to prosper or succumb.... but why are you for some reason the one who must defend it? >> below: a play available from the publisher, stageplays.com << … [Read more...]

“Absent Friends” / Memorable Fancies #2688

      [“To hear hogs squealing, denotes unpleasant news from absent friends,” – “What Your Dreams Mean” by Herbert Hespro, early 20th Century] Yes, that’s what I’ve always thought of those ‘friends’ of mine. And their unpleasant news always seems to include a hint that they will soon visit me. >>> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“The Un-People” / Memorable Fancies #2687

[Robots “might fail to see people and objects ‘edited out’ of their view.” – Robin Hanson] We now disappear people humanely. Instead of pulling them out of their homes at midnight, hustling them into tiny cells under a John Doe, so cruel! we now monitor nationwide communication, detect every mention of them or anything they’ve done, online, or spoken near one of our omnipresent electronic ears, and substitute a bland illusion instead. All your memories of former Senator Richardson, for … [Read more...]

“It’s only a job” / Memorable Fancies #2686

[“In the tombs, / I once asked the living dead, / why have you forsaken humankind? / He answered, “ ‘It’s only a job.’ ”  - Latif Asad Abdullah] So I’m running a zombie employment agency, here. Business is slow, but the zombies I represent are very patient. I tell each employer that his zombie has just been fed, and won’t need to eat again for a long time. So there’s no need to watch him. Right now. … [Read more...]

“The Last New” / Memorable Fancies #2685

[“Eventually, something so definitively new will emerge that there can never be anything newer.” – Boris Groys] “Our newest weapons system," the General read from his prepared testimony, “will finally end the...” >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“The Last Time – II” / Memorable Fancies #2684

[“…those words, ‘the last time,’...” – Louise Glück] There may be last times that last forever, that do not go away. Anyway, that’s what I wanted my last time – with her – to be. >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]