The First of the Law

And the Padraig spoke, and he said unto the people, “For upon these days, men will come to you with fermented grain beverages that will be the color of the grass in the field. Should the color of the beverage be that of the wheat at the time of the harvest, thou shalt imbibe of…

A poem for Wednesday

The Old Fools by Philip Larkin What do they think has happened, the old fools, To make them like this? Do they somehow suppose It’s more grown-up when your mouth hangs open and drools, And you keep on pissing yourself, and can’t remember Who called this morning? Or that, if they only chose, They could…

continuity and the culture of death

1 a: the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body b: a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings c: an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction ~the definition of Life, from the Merriam Webster dictionary…