Friday, September 25, 2009

The Against Alphabet: F Through Q, Graciously by the Coffee House Cafe, Tuesday Night 22 September 2009

F by Serenity

F is against fighting, forgery, filing paper medical records, having a frenzied day and feeling frazzled; frostbite, frigid South Dakota weather and freezer burn on a fancy cut of meat.



G by J. Wise

G is against . . .

* greed that we are so overindulgent that we have lost generosity
*guns that cause grief & genocide
*always going from here to there so much that we miss the gold that is found in slowing down to greet & be kind



H by Rick L. Janssen

H is against hitmen and
Damn hades,
That HIV
And 100 degree plus
Hot days



I by Amy W.

I is against
--ignorance
--indifference
--idols
Dis-ingenuous people
--insects that bite people
--inspections
--insurmountable challenges
--intolerance
--introductions via blind dates
--IM'ing



J by Loralie Harper

J is against . . .
Jealousy
Jerkitude attitude
Jive talk and jeers
Justice for some
But not for all


K by C. Meyer

K is against killing and killing killers, against kings and killing kings



L by J.H.

L is against
Lies
Low lifes who do nothing with their lives
Laziness
Lawlessness
Losing love, life, just losing



M by Anonymous

M is against
Murder
Misery
Meniscus
Malicious marauding Martians


N by Justin B.

N is against
Nonthinking responses
Nepotism
narcoleptic Weiner dogs--No Weiner dog should be forced to live without sleep
[See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvMyuZKGKAY ]

O by Jennifer Ya-Ya

O is against overbearing, overzealous, ostentatious opinions expressed by overpaid ubiquitous ogres


P by Blaine Liebnow

P is against pointless wars that we have--
Pollution, prostitution
And the pornographic images
We allow our children to watch.


Q by Adam Wells

Q is against

Quiet . . . Most of the time
Q, because it always needs U

The Against Alphabet: E

E is against egregious entertainment, escalations, execrations and the idea of an enemy.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Against Alphabet: D

D is against dog fighting, damnation, deception, delusion, and dreary wastes we will to remain in longer than necessary.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Against Alphabet: C

C is against criticism, cruelty, and criminalization ("If I had been righteous myself, perhaps there would have been no criminal standing before me.")

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another Borgesian Book

For 16 months the budget has been lacking at the Borgesian Library. Thanks to a million dollar gift from a nameless donor, new books have been purchased, including one entitled Boredom Not Unto Sanctification. Its opening lines:

All the bad ideas have been taken; clich├ęs (in thought, word, and deed) cause human suffering. Conversely, take it as a proof, similar to the argument from design, that beauty is new and everlasting.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Infinite Mercy

Today's 9/11/01 memory: the hand of the person taking video of the World Trade Center quickly wiping off the camera lens.

To see that day right, that day we are still fighting in a hard and beautiful mountain land (freedom is hard to endure), what do we need to clear from our perceptions?

Friday, September 04, 2009

The Against Alphabet: B

B is against bargaining (everything reduced to economic exchange), backbiting and bullying--the weak against the weaker.

B is against branding, bravado, brusqueness and buffoonery in the Old Karamazov way.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Against Alphabet: A

A is against angst and anger, aftershocks and aftertastes.
A is against meaningless anguish, artless ambiguity and irresponsive anonymity.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

September 1, 1939

Seventy years after the invasion of Poland, W.H. Auden's true dichotomy remains true:
We must love one another or die.