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75/25 a simple issue of focus   1/22/03
I Can't Come Anywhere Near You A love song, of sorts. A "can't love" song. 10/15/21
I Don't Stop asking me why 7/16/23
I Want You Tell me now do you love her? 4/9/23
I Want You to Hear Ruminations on a rainy night 11/11/22
I Was Five Once A poem about the illusions of age   1/15/20
If I Lean Towards You, I Will Change Direction And you liked me with this... intention 1/2/24
I Will Wait She said, for you - for me 7/5/23
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A Girl About a Kiss A song I made from a sketch I wrote on 3/16/14 9/6/21
A Girl About a Kiss (draft) A draft of a poem that I turned into 'A Girl About a Kiss' on 9/6/2021   3/16/14
A Quiet Room A poem inspired by a friend's drawings   11/17/20
A Song About You A redrafted version - stronger in general appeal 10/10/23
A Song About You (Part One) The first version, which might make a nice album closer somewhere 10/9/23
A Story About Eight or Nine Cats The tale of my search for a new kitty   2/5/20
A Twist Stains where one was two 12/5/23
A Year In Isolation A report of oddly cruel facts - and even crueler fictions   3/11/21
Acutely Aware ...of the time not spent doing this 12/25/22
Adaptation (Scarborough Fair) A traditional folk song with a 'human' touch 4/27/18
Adventure Expanding where there's room 12/16/23
again tomorrow ...and it might be worse... 6/14/22
ai Artificial Intelligence   3/12/00
Alcohol researchers announce development of new tincture   3/11/05
alcohol1 alcohol as a sacrament   8/4/00
alibi a furtive little poem   11/30/99
Alien and Yet A poem about space   3/14/20
All Around Us And never calls the end 3/22/23
All the Time Who else would understand? 11/5/21
I Stand Alone a song about loss from 'Ruins' 6/7/98
america0 why we are at war   3/23/03
america1 democracy versus the republic   8/10/03
america3 terrorism: I'm still angry, and getting angrier...   12/4/01
america4 a rant about the plunder of natural resources   6/29/01
america5 don't confuse the past with the present   6/18/01
america6 why is America not a revolutionary country?   11/26/99
america7 elections can be depressing   11/7/02
america8 is the past behind us or not?   4/7/03
america9 GWB has depleted my freedom and serotonin   9/25/03
Ammonia Somebody had to say it 1/14/23
And Again We're going to do it again 3/14/23
and Art A poem about art and barnacles. And stuff.   2/26/21
And Dance What we should get out and do 9/26/21
Antimony Improvised (to be polished) as needed for side two 2/1/23
Are You a little poem for those you do not know yet   7/8/00
Are You Ready? a poem about sex, I suppose   7/6/00
Art! Music! Love! We create them ourselves and share with others 11/1/23
A Box in the Attic A sad poem about losing part of one's life   12/20/17
Audience an essay about... you, I guess!   6/26/00
Aunt Megan's Eats and Mama Jenn's Grub A tale of two restaurants 2/25/24
autumn a little happy seasonal relief   9/6/03
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(My) Baby's on a Train Waiting for someone who never came 9/12/23
Back Roads Rock A song about cars and girls 9/21/21
Bad Weekend (3:16) A song about a long lost weekend 11/16/20
Barricades We put more effort into jobs we hate 3/28/24
Beauty (Is) ... timeless and nameless. A song. 5/21/18
Becomes A poem about growing closer   6/10/18
Before the Mast She wanted me to come again 2/20/24
beingme1 the ups and downs of creative writing   1/03/02
belief1 a list of things I did and did not believe in   4/20/99
belief2 a logical disputation of belief   11/26/99
belief3 about struggling 'not to believe'   11/19/97
belief4 a cute, but useless, quote   3/22/01
Believe a song about faith from 'Ruins' 5/6/98
The Best and the Worst When there wasn't anything left we bore 12/27/23
Big Don't be a fish in their pond 2/11/24
Big Brother and Your Brain An essay about our modern, non-academic study of the human mind and how to influence it   10/13/21
bill_of_rights1 how little do we understand what these mean?   11/30/99
bill_of_rights2 tolerance and its limits   11/30/99
bill_of_rights3 freedom of speech for corporations?   12/1/99
bill_of_rights4 oh sweet freedom, how best to protect you?   11/4/01
bio a brief history of my stage career   9/2/97
Bitter/Sweet every word I hear sounds like your name 11/24/22
Blackout I don't know what this (song) - or any of this - is. 1/26/21
blasphemy a short rumination on naming our gods   7/8/00
Blood Money A brief musing on how currency is supported   3/21/22
Born Wrong Another shard of pottery   1/8/21
The Brain The brain is an organ   8/4/16
breathe just another love poem   7/14/01
breeze A poem about a love lost   4/19/00
Bricks and Roses How perfectly British 8/2/23
broken1 an overview of the pain of losing love   8/1/00
broken2 bamboo analogy: the process of healing   8/2/00
Burning Rocks A draft of a poem, set to music 2/6/22 12/15/21
butterfly a poem from a naked heart   6/18/01
By 3 A.M. A poem about self - the self of hope   5/5/21
By the Bay A story about a lovely couple 3/31/22
By What Right? What I was trying to write five days ago 6/29/22
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calendar my new solar 13 month calendar!   7/19/00
calendar1 a little idea to improve the way calendars work   12/4/00
Call Me Soon She said 'Come with me...' 11/29/23
Calling Home A song about time and space. A folk song. 1/1/22
Getting Drunk by All the Right People Both a little bit behind and out in front 9/12/23
capital1 a basic diatribe about our failure to use our wealth   12/2/99
On the Concentration of Wealth (2) Observing the absurdity of destructive wealth   12/24/21
The seeds of capital Agriculture and the collapse of human growth   5/1/22
capital2 a harsh indictment of the forces of capital   12/2/99
capital3 a piece on the consumer/advertising feedback loop   12/2/99
capital4 about the false promise of entrepreneurism   7/26/00
capital5 balancing wealth with other human needs   5/6/00
capital6 economic meddling in the former Soviet republics   10/18/00
On the Concentration of Personal Wealth (1) A partial answer to why there should be no billionaires   11/24/21
A Different Castle A castle after all but still... 7/4/23
cefn Cefn Coed y Cymmer: maps   2/15/02
A Charming Thought Who leads the rider - or the horse? 6/6/23
children a few years ahead of the big scandals   7/99
Choices a song about freedom from 'Ruins' 1/28/97
choke not a pretty sight   11/6/01
Church Then You could go but then what then? 8/6/22
Citrus A song, now, about waste 11/8/20
civil_service poem: a glum view of the future   6/29/79
Closer (To the New) ...than the old - another damn song 5/27/18
Clouds A poem   11/8/20
Cold April A sequel of sorts to March Snow   4/10/18
cold still waiting A words and music thing 1/20/21
colors a random color wheel I made   1/25/02
Come How soon can you come again? 8/15/23
Come Closer A song I found for my birthday 12/7/21
Confidence A time of restlessnesses   8/9/21
confrontation poem: questions about mind and body   6/23/79
contact strangers, people, and communication   11/28/03
Corner Store my little local chain store concept   6/25/04
Correspondence The title track of Carbon Copy, about the walking wounded 3/22/22
Counterfeit A song about death - the death of hope 5/5/21
counterpoint poem: just searching for my place in life   11/4/79
couples1 about the myths of commitment   8/1/00
couples2 another tiny advice   11/13/01
crash a poem...   3/13/01
crater amateur geologist gets it wrong   1/24/07
Crimes and Punishment - they serve as part of the infinite loop 2/14/24
Critical Thinking We have a problem with this misunderstood, misused tool   2/10/21
Crossroads Probably not too young 8/7/23
cycles7 seven year growth cycles of the personality   8/5/00
cynicism a couple of comments about degenerate thought   6/19/00
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Damaged Floor Model Just let me get out of here 5/22/22
Dancing Woods Un poème, une chanson, de Norvège et d'Ecosse: a thousand-year throwback, give or take a century or two 9/30/21
Dangerous Another love song. A somewhat abstract love song. 6/7/21
Daphne Smiles Nostalgia for what was but never was 4/16/22
darkness a formless echo from the abyss   1/30/03
dating1 some problems with our courtship rituals   8/13/00
dawn Seventeen dueling syllables   5/15/21
day1 some days are better than . . .   12/9/99
day2 . . . others!   12/28/99
days dark depressing little ones, indeed   8/25/03
Dead Girlfriend I don't care if you're there too 2/7/23
Death gratuitous morbidity   11/30/03
death (is a theme) A poem about life   9/25/20
Death Is Final (Art in Three Choruses) 3/12/24
decision1 building useful 'decision trees' in real life   12/11/01
definitions A first attempt to define a few terms I need   7/12/00
Delivery Delight is served 4/19/23
Demons & Darkness There's a fine line between troubles and trouble   2/28/18
Devaluation ignominy, fame, and illusion 3/10/24
die poem: a little suffocation   9/25/79
We're All the Same: Different Aren't we? The same in that we are different, that is?   3/22/20
Dinosaur I made a song from these dreams in April 2021   11/29/04
Dirty Tools A song about getting overheated 1/5/22
Discarded Yet another poem about memories?   9/8/20
Disconnection Forget all the things you think they did 11/9/23
Dislodged There's no home any more for me 8/26/23
donor either a living will, or more gratuitous morbidity   1/20/04
double_dare a poem about life's challenges   7/19/01
Down the Road A little something the band and I came up with 10/18/22
Downtown Show me all that you know 10/29/23
drainstorm :"drainstorm, dreamstürm, gauche-mière":   8/18/01
dream1 Larry's Motorcycle   11/16/01
dream2 shooting stars...   6/24/02
dream3 a strange snippet I woke with   11/6/03
dreamer poem: living in a world made for others   6/30/79
drugs they're bad, don't use them, unless...   12/27/01
Drugs and Love Drugs are better than love, honey 12/10/23
Dryad Oh my, this is lovely, isn't it?   4/28/21
dwelling places I have lived, and autobiography   2/7/02
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Elaboration Lateral strategies in tense detail 6/16/21
Electric Zzzzt 1/23/23
emotion1 emotions, what they are and how to live with them   10/18/00
emotion2 an incomplete list of emotions...   10/18/00
emotion3 a rebuttal to part of emotion1!   10/22/00
Periodic depression depression, my little black puppy...   11/16/00
Isolation and depression A rather raw piece about plague-driven depression   10/5/20
Solitary confinement ...which is also late Oct pandemic notes   10/29/20
Depression in Isolation Reflections on a year of mental cycles   5/14/21
emotion5 those complicated chemicals in your brain   9/5/01
Empty A poem about simplicity   6/1/18
Empty Heroes No sympathy. Just tea and consolation. 2/6/23
I'm Not an Engineer why I am glad I'm not a (real) engineer   10/1/06
Enough For Two When we're coming we'll be home 3/27/24
Erasure A song about blankness 11/8/21
error1 an error that permeates Western thought   8/4/00
escape a spoken word piece about words   4/6/00
eukaryotic an odd little poem   6/8/02
Even Better, Sex You're better than all the rest. 2/22/23
Everybody for Everything Blames everybody for every little thing 11/20/23
everything you were everything including yourself 12/2/22
Everything Hurts ...and for silence, I beg 8/21/23
Exclusion ...of all others 10/13/23
Exit Wound a song about life and death from 'Ruins' Sept. 95
exit_wound1 the ragged holes we leave...   11/28/99
Expression A result of oddly cruel fictions - and even crueler facts   3/13/21
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family1 some words about the advantages of group living   8/1/00
Frequently Asked Questions what it says on the tin   6/23/05
fear the only thing to fear is...   11/4/03
fear1 a short note about complacency   12/1/99
fear2 a short, sweet romantic poem   6/20/00
feelings poem: how can I ever pin them down?   9/8/79
Fidelity The sidewalk passes gently underfoot 1/27/24
fields an analogy for sexual exploration   5/12/01
Filler (With Just a Little Kiss) It's a tropical rainforest out there 9/16/22
The Mallard Fillmore Footnotes I investigate some suspect sourcing   9/3/06
On Fetishizing Firearms A brief discussion of mayhem and its proponents   5/20/18
Flowers I thought you were the one 7/8/22
(Out of) Focus A poem from the eye of the storm (2:25 AM)   12/6/17
For Who You Are A song about growing younger 3/15/22
(You're Not Here) To Forgive A song about a shift in perspective 3/9/18
Formaldehyde If only preserving memories was this easy 2/2/23
Fortifications (Letter to Myself) A song for healing 2/22/18
Free Speech It's not enough to help them kick their addiction - stop abusing free speech 9/11/23
Freedom A socialist manifesto in parts   10/24/20
freedom1 a rambling piece about party politics   8/4/92
freedom2 the minimal boundaries of personal freedom   12/2/99
freedom3 does freedom even exist?   3/29/01
To My Friend A little something I wrote for a friend   4/2/18
Frost Never forget to protect tender new growth 5/24/23
Full of Strangers You should treat them as yourself 6/13/22
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gender1 a radical view of men and women I hold very dear   8/1/00
gender, sex, and freedom Some people don't want other people to be free 4/11/24
Generations Sometimes a smile in between 3/1/24
Geodesic Domes an idealistic myth shattered by reality   1/1/07
Get Back I took the liberty of writing the rest of the song 11/12/22
Ghosts some midnight madnesses   6/29/00
ghosts2 adapted to the second person from 6/29/00   7/10/02
Girls & Boys Enjoying some holidays away 4/6/22
A Glimpse of Joy ...that you will never see 1/7/24
Glorious And so we embark upon unknown crossings 1/1/23
Go Away (Leave Us Alone) Man you got a mouth on you 4/2/24
Go (Go Go) The anti-narcissist song? 2/24/24
gods_and_monsters time to regroup and start over?   8/13/03
Photograph (Good-bye) A lullaby about parting 4/19/18
Good Love an old fashioned blues from 'Ruins' 3/8/02
(Climbing) Gravity's Well An astronomical song 12/2/20
grey a poem to wash over you   (unknown)
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Habits From a brief lyric note of twenty years ago... today? 11/28/22
handcuffs a little brush with bureaucracy...   8/5/99
happy an odd little poem - are you happy?   12/10/95
Have to Go You don't. Have to go. 12/11/23
health random musings on the lifetime cost of health care   1/30/07
Hearts and Jewels You were still breathing life into fools 9/29/23
hell lightly treading the extremes of creation   8/27/03
Heroes Lovers Love isn't what it seems 6/21/23
his freedom can't stop the ringing in your ears 2/18/23
holding poem: ooh, a little about love and frustration   7/14/79
Homeland as if the world needs more sixties peace stuff   3/21/04
hope just a glimmer in the shadows   8/15/03
hours poem: the meaning and passage of time   7/30/79
How Long Could I erase your presence? 8/5/23
human1 human nature: part one   8/18/01
human2 human nature: part two   8/18/01
human3 human nature: part three   8/18/01
humor life with and without laughter   8/25/03
Hunger a song about food from 'Ruins' 2/10/94
hunger1 neo-vegetarianism   11/26/99
hunger2 half a loaf is better...   4/24/03
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icicle a bleak, cold little poem   1/11/97
icono1 a cranky essay on holidays, and my new calendar   12/1/99 (?)
icono2 mainstream culture vs. outcast ideas   4/14/02
ideation poem: about creation and being created   9/25/79
idiots1 aren't we all?   11/30/99
idiots2 an essay about lazy social criticism   8/13/00
idiots3 intelligent design?   12/21/05
Privilege? But life is not a zero sum game   1/15/24
If You Remember Another journey into classic folk 10/13/22
Impressions of a Sunset a song about loss from 'Ruins' 9/12/96
(Bleed) In Dreams All traces of beauty to forget you remember 3/3/23
In Over Our Ears The middle of a kiss might be even more so 5/26/23
In Your Attic I'm your cranky uncle 5/10/22
I Left in Your Heart You can easily seal that hole 9/13/23
Inequality it keeps life interesting   3/16/04
Infraction 571428 When the acid burns your fingers 11/13/23
Ink Stains where the light gets through 12/2/23
Insensible unity achieved when five are merged as one 4/1/23
Inside Outside Blues Out there it's the same old shit. 4/18/23
Intending to Love 'As long as I don't realize they are pretending, I'll take it.' 5/1/22
Invasive The title - and closing - track of IntroViolet 7/11/21
invent1 CD player function: software activated pause   8/9/01
invent2 spark plug hole cleaner   8/9/01
invent3 recipe, menu, and shopping software   1/4/06
Invitation A poem about first meeting   2/26/18
Islands (A song about) coming back to Earth 1/31/21
isolation we learned to make do 10/30/23
israel give the Jews a chunk of Texas!   7/16/02
It Was Raining I took some words I wrote in 11/04 and made them into a song 4/20/21
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Jagged Depression A report on an experience I had a day or two before   12/7/17
Jealousy a song about 'dancing', remade and remodeled 1/30/23 8/25/95
jesus random half-finished jokes about a dead carpenter   11/9/06
June Nights I guess it's this month's pastorale   6/10/18
Just a Little When she's feeling really pretty 4/13/24
Justice (or Just Us) We only want to be free 2/3/24
Juvenilia Stylistic ramblings in pottery land   10/1/14
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The Key of the Sun An afternoon break from everything   4/6/21
kisses a little poem   7/31/00
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Lemonfishbutter a song about requited lust from 'Ruins' 12/29/94
Liberty A poem about freedom and time   11/24/20
Librarian If you know what I mean 9/3/22
Libration Those take two to operate as well 12/7/23
life1 imaginary little literary scavenger hunt   8/19/03
A Life Time A poem about memories   4/20/20
Another Life Time Another poem about memories   4/20/20
Lighthouse (You Will Find Your Way) Another (song) from the eye of the storm (2:40 AM) 12/6/17
It Goes Like This And if it does, they'll listen 11/19/22
Lives' Lines A poem about lines, one would assume. And lives.   2/15/21
Lisa Tonight every woman's named Lisa 7/2/23
little_girl a poem   9/5/97
Little Things the things don't let a wedge between us 2/14/24
Lived In a small poem about the passage of time   7/8/96
Llamas on Their Way to Denver Exactly what it says on the tin 7/26/21
Logix Common sense is even worse   7/8/21
Lonesome (Parts One and Two) ...so much I can't cry 10/20/23
Winter (Lost You To) A song about fearing a terrible loss - and losing 8/25/17
love poem: we will always be trying to understand this   7/14/79
love0 preparing yourself for intimacy - and life   8/2/00
love1 pure love flows through all without aim...   7/13/00
love10 excitement provokes personal emotional cycles   3/27/01
love11 strategy?   5/2/01
love12 a castle, a cage, and a shack   5/14/01
love13 negotiation and vulnerability   5/14/01
love14 diverse relationships and their value   5/30/01
love15 just another rant about our myths and dreams   10/25/01
love16 a few sideways glances at mistakes and pain   8/30/00
love17 why do we want love?   6/6/02
love19 just getting by   1/7/03
love2 why is love so disruptive?   6/26/00
love21 extreme measures best kept in reserve   3/25/03
love22 a little discursion on what love is   11/27/03
love23 Change versus growth   8/3/17
Love A poem about healing and growth   3/5/18
love3 a little bit about the pitfalls of new love   11/25/99
love4 a piece of the puzzle as I was reawakening   10/13/99
love5 an exploration of male sensitivity in our culture   7/7/00
love6 love at a distance   2/8/00
love7 the mythology of love must be changed   8/1/00
love8 some weird stuff about getting to know someone   8/14/00
love9 what do your failures have in common?   8/13/00
Love Comes and Goes Sometimes she comes, sometimes she goes 11/3/22
love diffusion Oh please, release me 10/21/23
Love Song I thought I'd never write... (an improvisation like this) 2/1/23
Love Song Part II Our spirit sings we call our minds 2/15/23
Love Song Part III The only things that keep us alive are our insatiable needs and drive 2/13/23
Love You When (You're Here) A song about the near and dear 3/30/22
Lover's Waltz a song about loss, remade and remodeled 2/1/23 5/5/97
The Luxury of History A bit more perspective 9/4/23
The Luxury of History (Essay) A lot of perspective   9/3/23
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machines an essay about the devices we create   10/17/00
Magic Never Leaves You don't know what I know you want me to need 4/4/23
Magpies We understand corruption as little as we do justice 12/10/21
Make It Stop Just trying to make it all stop.   3/7/21
March Snow A poem set in late winter   3/11/18
massacre metal detectors in schools???   4/26/99
May Flowers This month's pastorale   5/10/18
meaning so, um, what was happening in your life?   11/16/03
meaning1 which came first? an important question   8/5/00
meaning2 all answers, all the time   3/23/04
men a short indirect parody of sexist attitudes   7/25/00
method kind of a description of how I am doing this   7/12/00
Midnight Kisses The middle of the night is far more important to know 5/24/23
mind1 my 'bamboo' analogy of the personality and mind   8/2/00
synaesthesia It's not really synaesthesia, but interesting nonetheless   5/20/21
mind2 some charts of an amusing model: the 'Huw Diagram'   1/01/02
mind3 how this model could be tested and made rigorous   1/01/02
mind4 the model as applied to mental illness   1/01/02
mind5 dreams are how we file away our experiences   1/01/02
mind6 emotions are our unconscious talking to us   1/01/02
mind7 the mind: what it is, how it evolved and how it works   1/15/02
mind8 consciousness by degrees, and the magic of language   1/19/02
mind9 space, time, and irrational thoughts about curvatures   12/18/05
mirrors a poem - a reflection, of course   11/16/99
misery poem: trapped, stuck, still here (where?)   8/18/79
miss_you another little poem...   9/3/01
Missing A poem about a huge loss   5/8/18
Mold and Cast The people I tend to like   6/21/21
money1 I guess we all need some $ to get by!   7/7/00
Moonlight a song about loss   6/5/98
my_damn_life A partial story of my altered states   7/10/00
My Lover Midnight A song about a magical garden 3/30/22
My Wildest Dreams The cover of a glossy magazine 2/10/24
My Garden a little story of how my garden grows   7/12/00
mystery1 a defense of analysis   8/13/00
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Name and Number Too brazen to remember how to lie. 8/25/22
Needles (Go Away) A painful moment set in verse   3/19/18
needs1 the needs a human culture must meet   11/26/99
needs2 the needs of a human being   12/2/99
It's a New Day Coming All over us this morning 1/1/24
New England a poem based on a vision from last fall   6/29/00
New Ideas Open up my mind with your brave and wonderful new ideas   8/14/22
New Song And when you call again 4/5/24
news1 a little 'current events' reality check   11/4/01
night a poem inspired by a star   8/15/02
no_minds poem: playing with some religious ideology   9/25/79
No Way to Live But a worse way to die. From notes of 6/21/22 7/4/22
Nobody Knows a song about neurotic fixation   9/2/97
normal people A song about two of you - or us 1/13/22
Northern Eyes a song about war   7/9/97
not_alone reversal of fortune can be a good thing   1/19/03
Not For Me How to be free 8/1/23
Not For You No can do 7/28/23
Not So Easy Whatever happened to love? 8/2/23
Nothing to Heal A song - a waltz macabre 1/8/21
novel a crude outline of a 'subversive' little story   9/29/01
~here poem: playing with words of emptiness   7/1/79
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Of the Conversation Not about mythologies or unadmitted failings 5/13/23
oilwar1 the first 'made for TV' war provokes my dissent   2/6/91
oilwar2 dissent is more frustrating when it is in the majority   3/19/03
On Your Own Road On your own, by yourself 2/23/24
One Day Just to be nice to you 6/15/23
One Love, One Life A pretty little thing that I wrote and sing 1/19/24
One More Time (We Should Be) If you move to me again...
(Previously two separate songs)
One Sail Also about mythologies and our unadmitted failings 5/22/23
Oppression Not bound to a curve 11/4/23
Disorder   8/19/18
Ordinary Song About some ordinary people 8/3/23
origins where we from? eh?   3/28/02
otherpeopleisms a few things that made me chuckle   5/22/05
Outside a World of Fear it took you years to adjust 11/21/23
Overture (Fever Dream) The opening for Lost and Found 6/28/18
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peace ...I'm tired of writing about war   1/8/04
peace1 give it a chance   10/22/01
peace2 I guess this qualifies as sarcasm   12/26/02
People Like You People like people like you 8/17/21
Perfusion Your agenda of mystusion 3/6/24
picture_her (with him) poem: yes, it's about jealousy   7/18/79
Pictures (Pirate Party) Overlapping conversations and dessert 10/22/22
Pilgrimage A poem in sandals   7/7/21
Pin-ups All the girls looked like you that night 3/28/23
A Pirate Ship A little maritime story I made up 1/14/24
Piss Off What do you want? 8/12/22
Plaything I just wanted to feel inside what he's like 12/17/23
Plaything Part Two Why do all men come with a toy? 12/24/23
Pleasure There's something I forgot to say 9/16/22
polisci1 a vague platform for a non-existent political party   11/26/99
polisci10 foreign aid distribution formula   10/30/02
polisci11 another attempt at a party platform for the left   11/7/02
polisci12 why liberal talk radio won't work   3/19/03
polisci13 a true conservative political platform   3/24/03
polisci14 revolution and counter-revolution   4/8/03
polisci16 if I were elected president...   8/03/03
polisci17 a peculiar proposition: jump ship to save it!   10/14/03
polisci2 an essay on aggression among humans   4/19/99
polisci21 why I don't want to live forever   1/9/06
polisci22 the asymmetry of symmetrical policy assumptions   1/31/07
Royalty, Democracy, and Socialism The absurdity of inheritance, all wrapped up in two sentences   3/7/21
The Cost of Violence Freedom is the first thing we lose.   5/18/21
Gender-free The privilege of life in the power corner   5/23/21
polisci3 some thoughts about government   (unknown)
Different Worldviews The fundamentals of conservatism versus those of liberalism   8/14/22
polisci4 some blueprints for my 'utopia,' maybe   8/18/00
polisci5 exporting more than poverty   5/16/01
polisci6 what is 'self government?'   5/4/01
polisci7 the useless so-called 'dismal science'   6/29/01
polisci8 power versus leadership   4/30/02
polisci9 a couple of my dumb bright ideas   11/7/02
Postcard From Blue A song about some sun and some rain 1/15/22
poverty1 the view from the bottom?   11/26/99
premises the beginnings of an attempt to be more rigorous   7/12/00
Preparing to Hide When all we've built is threatened 9/30/22
Primordial Fuse when the eve of life is defective 2/11/23
privacy1 just a few simple words   12/2/99
Private Plains Ape A song about how we survive and function in groups 2/10/21
Private Plains Ape - part number three Another take on our sameness and differences   3/4/21
Private Plains Ape - version one point one A six-page expurgation about learning and coercive socialization   2/9/21
profile eh, what kind of person would you like to meet?   1/21/03
prometheus a harsh and tragic outburst of ego   1/21/03
promise poem: one "chapter" from the above?   6/30/79
Promised Land a fairly harsh poem   6/26/00
Propaganda v. Truth The advantages of dishonesty in swaying minds   12/22/21
Prove It (You knew you could) 2/2/24
Psycho Metric ego love shallow trash 5/16/22
purest poem: a little sweet idealism   7/29/79
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Quantum of Infection On the probabilistic nature of our state of infection   4/23/20
questions a poem - based on the intro to hunger   1 & 4/00
questions1 sometimes the question tells more than the answer   8/15/00
questions2.htm interviewing versus actually being with   8/17/03
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Rather A simple little poem song about light and dark 10/26/22
reality1 what is real?   10/17/00
reality2 internal and external lives   10/17/00
religion0 the past and the future of religion   4/2/02
I Go Back and Remember Another one from the eye of the storm (2:50 AM)   12/6/17
Requiem It's not going to change a thing 1/12/23
Revolution If you want a revolution... 7/15/22
Revolution (one) a few riffs on a phrase or two from poverty1   11/26/99
Revolver It's either all or nothing 8/22/22
Right About Now How do you feel? 1/11/24
Robots and Automation automation reintroduces the dismal science   3/23/04
Rock and Roll We put it all together and discovered... 10/23/23
Romance Is For Others The title track of Victory Is For Lovers 1/14/22
The Rose A poem about gardening   10/10/20
Roses and Coffee The answers are all inside us 8/28/22
Regrets Only My words pale, my eyes tears dried 9/17/23
running poem: an attempt at escape   6/25/79
Rural Heaven a day in the life   9/7/06
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scars letting the past drown the present   8/16/03
Scattered For the disrupted and the shattered among us all 12/21/22
science from the beginning to now - and what?   1/05/02
Science Fiction More or less 8/1/23
Seared and Maddened A brief poem about connections   8/14/22
Seasons Our work will never be done 9/10/22
self1 on the nature of consciousness   6/7/01
self2 a love letter to a friend   6/1/01
self7 mingled ideas about freaks, tattoos, and individuality   6/2/01
seventeen lines you can't miss me if I don't 4/27/23
sex a sweaty little suffering   7/7/01
sex1 about male roles and repression   7/31/00
sex2 the void in our sexual mores   8/14/00
sex3 for healthy sex...   8/12/00
sex4 some farcical looks at supply and demand   8/28/00
sex5 sex without meaning is...   3/18/01
sex7 evolutionary gender discriminations   5/26/02
sex8 erotica   6/14/02
Shambles a song about - who knows what - from 'Ruins' June 96
Shattered A reflection on the nature of some 'broken' people   12/30/17
She Said (She Said) She said I like it, she said 8/30/23
Shit you're up to your eyeballs in it   2/6/05
Shopworn Damaged goods still sold as new 7/11/21
silence a sad little poem   7/16/00
Silence even the squirrels stopped their chatter 1/28/24
Silent Flowers Another oldie, a sad classic by now 7/2/21
Simplify Your wishes might help you learn to fly 11/6/23
Slavery Rag Friday, June Twenty-Fourth, Twenty Twenty-Two 6/24/22
Sleep a poem   6/26/00
Slow Down It Hurts It hurts like hell 12/27/23
smoke poem: will the passion reignite?   9/15/79
I Miss Smoking What I miss about nicotine   3/22/22
So Well A song. Do you really think so? 1/24/22
Solitude I'm sure I have touched on this before   2/11/18
Some of Us Drawing outside the lines, drumming outside time 10/1/23
Some Stories Your tale might not be written yet 9/17/22
Somebody Else's Well a song about infidelity from 'Ruins' 7/7/98
Something ... please sound no alarms 9/19/23
Something Darker Wanting ... all their bones and fleece 9/28/23
Song 2 What could possibly go wrong? 10/5/23
spelling yes, it counts!   11/28/99
spirit0 a foreshadowing of this journey down the rabbit hole   10/13/99
spirit1 an early attempt to define this project   10/13/99
spirit10 so where does your 'soul' go when you die?   10/17/00
spirit11 Space, Time, and Light   5/12/01
spirit12 strangers who are not so strange to us   5/16/01
spirit13 the nature of a strange 'organ'   4/2/02
spirit2 an 'extroduction' - part 2 of love4 (I think)   10/13/99
spirit3 how to react to these events   7/31/00
spirit4 theories about the nature of spiritual perceptions   7/31/00
spirit5 how information can move in and out of space time   8/13/00
spirit6 asking questions   8/13/00
spirit7 how space-time and the beyond are related   7/31/00
spirit9 A major attempt at defining what this site is all about   7/18/00
Spring My Love Will Come When, then, where, there, why. How. 4/14/23
stay stay with me in the twinkle of my eye   1/19/03
Steam Dreams A poem about the future   5/6/18
Still Alive Despite your mouth 10/5/23
stillborn a short but powerful prose poem   1/9/00
Stilled Life A poem   12/12/20
Stop Doing Useless Jobs Just stop 4/13/24
Strung Out A song about love and beauty. Or drugs. 12/8/20
Sublimation The physics of self   5/21/21
Subway Blues (A Cost-Benefit Analysis) A treatise on urban planning 1/25/22
Succubus Fly by the night of your lights 1/23/23
Sunflakes A musical treatsicle 12/21/20
Sunset Valley Icicles Orion hunts higher and bold 11/4/23
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Tank Treads The destruction we wreak for no reason breaks my heart 11/1/21
Teach Me With you within, with you without 7/2/23
Teenage Girl They treat you like it's a crime 11/10/23
Ten Days in March The restless ground yearns to burst forth 3/2/24
terror1 a day that will echo for a long, long time   9/11/01
testing0 testing out of testing...   3/26/02
theMindxxxx a site expounding a theory of the MIND   Feb-Mar/00
The Bog We make camp this night or 10/15/23
The Cauldron No one to blame but the criminal for his crimes   8/27/23
The Devil to a Draw nightmare slayer 5/21/22
Does the Heart Feel Pain? A brief biochemical and philosophical analysis   12/1/22
The Kids The kids will never believe this 1/23/24
(In the Theater) Tonight A light-hearted song 3/9/18
The Mess You're In This is not what you had planned 11/22/22
The Pain Learning hurts. All learning hurts.   7/14/21
The Silence Explodes Ai-ee-yeah, and some others, ai-ee-oh 9/20/23
The Tower What is its purpose?   5/21/18
The Transition Shaking off the cobwebs of fiction. With music. 6/21/21
thesis1 a bit about the core of this project   12/2/99
thesis2 what do I expect from you?   8/2/00
thesis3 four emotional stages of rebellion   8/13/00
thesis4 the limitations of scientific method on my work   3/28/02
Those Boots One more crack like that and I'll have to... 9/20/22
Time If only life's disorder were rearranged 3/31/23
time0 just a man of my times...   1/02/02
time1 time for pleasant presents, past and future   3/12/02
time2 early evidence of Thoughts in your humble author   4/15/88
time3 a little relativistic contrast   11/28/03
Time Taking does every poem need a short description?   11/24/02
Time With Fire Pasts and futures always present 5/3/22
To the End There's never enough time 11/3/23
(How) To Think You don't know 9/8/23
tomorrow poem: fiddling about with time   7/3/79
Tomorrow Hope is always the last to die   12/17/17
Too Many A reflection on pandemia   10/19/20
We Come With Torches We know the secret keys to these doors 2/21/24
touch_me a poem, probably part of a suite   4/20/02
Tourists of Terror Basic vanilla in crisis: a poetry   1/8/21
Traitor By your signs it is true, we know you 8/13/23
Treasured Island It's really just about making do when deserted 2/19/24
From the Trees ...let us make peace and be free 8/24/23
Trump as a Democrat? If Trump had won the Presidency as a Democrat   7/11/17
Trust an instrumental from 'Ruins' that I made up words for 12/11/02
truth0 some scattered thoughts I found lying around   1/25/87
truth1 truth and dogma   5/2/01
Strawberry Tuesday A love song. She liked chocolate shortcake. 5/26/21
Civilisation 2024 Did we put an end to all war? 12/24/23
Twisted Rocker Your mother cares even if you can't be bothered 2/8/23
Two Pieces of Music ...Subsequently Set to Art 11/20/21
types what we call our altered states...   7/10/00
types01 out of body experiences, or astral projection   12/26/01
types02 seeing god, religious ecstacy, praying...   12/26/01
types03 visions, hallucinations and schizophrenia   12/26/01
types04 meditational states and transcendence   12/26/01
types05 feeling at one with the universe   12/26/01
types06 seeing ghosts   12/26/01
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unbelief a little poem about the sentimentalisation of war   1/9/00
union the state of employee organization today   2/2/07
Universe delightfully demented doodlings   1/06
unreal poem: trying to act on the world instead of vice versa   7/28/79
Unstable Come now in syncromesh 10/15/23
untitled poem: some ins and outs of love   8/29/79
Unwelcome Sense Which I have requested to not return   8/14/22
Utopia how to really engineer a perfect society   6/13/04
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Stupid Global Village A song about perspective from 'Ruins' 9/23/04
Virtue A poem about addiction   4/22/18
Visitors my houseguests   9/1/97
vocab1 required vocabulary words for todays graduate   11/26/99
vote-2002-11-05 my get out and vote poster   11/4/02
voting1 why vote? here's a reason or two!   8/27/00
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Wait I gave you all of mine 7/13/23
waiting waiting for results: a poem about love and death   10/19/01
wake one last look before the worms have their way   10/16/03
Wanted A briefly gentle sentiment   9/30/21
war I could stop writing these, yes, I would like that...   10/8/01
war1 who would Jesus kill?   4/8/03
war2 support the troops?   4/17/03
war3 another one of those poems about war   8/05/03
war4 about asymmetries in war   8/14/06
war-2003-3-19 this war is insane, with rebuttal   3/19/03
war-2003-3-20 patriotism is the last refuge   3/20/03
war-2003-3-21 fight the real terrorists   3/21/03
war-2003-3-22 ignore the war   3/22/03
war-2003-4-03 high crimes and misdemeanors   4/3/03
war-2003-4-13 a new motto for America?   4/13/03
waves of memory a poem about healing   7/15/02
We Have Never Met It doesn't really matter in space or time to be 10/2/22
we_have_won a poem about war and glory   (unknown)
We Would Die If they touched us 5/27/22
wealth1 what is wealth for?   11/26/99
wealth2 a diatribe about pop music, politics, and money   1992
wealth3 what are we working harder for?   Aug. 2001
wealth4 the beginning of a really bad piece on economics   3/19/03
wealth5 better ways to spend the cash, George   5/16/03
Wet July This month's heat-stroked pastorale   7/21/18
wgbh copy of Mai Cramer tribute note   4/9/02
What You Got A sinuous song of the night 11/8/20
When I Drank A look back at a lost decade, and how I regained myself   9/17/17
When I Was Young It seems like I don't like the summer as much 8/17/22
When She Twists Every one a soft sweet peach 7/12/22
When She's Gone A song about the mysteries of love 11/18/20
When This Is Over A plague-inspired song 4/11/20
When To Sleep A little bit about love with no answers 4/4/22
Who Could Ever Forget? A song about moments of eternity 3/13/22
Who Falls In Love Are you a person... 6/12/22
Why Ask Me You know answers 12/16/22
wind is the wind an animal?   8/10/03
(Wind Chill) The middle of the night even worse 5/27/23
Winter (Lost You Two) A song that developed out of Lost You To 8/25/17
Without You I am sadder now you're not around 8/19/23
women a two part parody of sexist attitudes   (unknown)
wonderland a strange little exercise   6/30/79
words a little diddly about language and minds   1/19/03
words1 some pitfalls of language and its use   8/4/00
words2 language barriers to discussing transcendental topics   12/26/01
(Some of You) Worship Some took to the old gods for comfort after theirs had died 3/26/24
Wouldn't You? Love to love to love 3/26/23
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yesterday poem: fiddling about with time   7/1/79
You and Me We go a long way to bind 6/18/23
You Feel Nothing The days go by. 5/2/22
You Gotta Heal You really, really have no choice 6/20/22
You Gotta Steal Learn how to use your voice 6/20/22
You Have (Mona Lisa) You have the most of all 3/27/24
You Have Been Gone A song about gaps in connections 3/30/22
These Are the Ways There were many tender moments, of course   12/10/17
You Made It A poem/song about and for a friend, from 6/13/22 8/19/22
You Make Me Feel something inside 8/5/23
You Must Be Crazy a song about habit from 'Ruins' June 98
you a little love-type poem   8/21/02
You Want This If you've ever been alive... 11/27/23
You Were There You were there, you were always there 8/17/23
A Twisted Rocker (Not About Your Mother) ...and every girl you ever haunted 2/9/23
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