Saturday 27 December 2008

Towards an Ecology of Flamboyantly Over-Dressed Man

He caught my eye as the moon rose over the forested cruising ground. "I'm interested in saving all creation from self-destruction - men and rainforest alike," he said. "Shut up you fool and kiss me again," I urged him. But I couldn't see his wood for the trees.

Monday 15 December 2008

The Limitations of Metaphor

You can insult a mule, but he might not understand you.

Thursday 11 December 2008

The Cradle of Western Democracy

A: A human being who by nature does not belong to himself but to another person - such a one is by nature a slave.
B: A human being belongs to another when he is a piece of property as well as being human.
C: A piece of property is a tool which is used to assist some activity, and which has a separate existence of its own.
- Aristotle

Thursday 4 December 2008

I am an old traveller

I have read somewhat, heard and seen more, and dreamt more than all, and I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories.

Wednesday 3 December 2008

Monday 1 December 2008

The Death Agony

It gave a roar of pain at a frequency so low I felt my internal organs quiver and turn to water, and then it died of the burns it had sustained