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Entries Tagged as 'Society'

Unrealistic Expectations

April 20th, 2008 · Written by · 3 Comments

The Saints

The fact of the matter is, we’re all lying to ourselves. We want to believe it’s possible to be holy. To feel divine. We sacrifice ourselves, put ourselves on the line, with the naïve notion it pleases some disembodied voice in the sky. We look to socially agreed upon models of exemplary “spiritual” human beings and attempt to replicate ad nauseam.

Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa.

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America’s Auto-Addiction

How our car culture ravages the psyche, community, and the natural world

March 19th, 2008 · Written by · 1 Comment

Car

Cars, cars, everywhere. From the shores of Hawaii to the mountains of New Mexico to the hamlets of northern Michigan, cars and trucks of all shapes and sizes, running rampant down the streets, possessing highways, monopolizing avenues, pompously pushing their way down lanes, drives, places, and boulevards. Running over pedestrians, bicyclists, and each other. Belching carbon dioxide, spewing oil, gluttonously guzzling gasoline, shedding rubber, metal, glass, and plastic. Shrieking, rumbling and carelessly careening in various directions at multiple speeds. [...]

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Monkey Don’t

December 9th, 2007 · Written by · 1 Comment

The quadrennial quandary,
choosing between
the lesser of two lechers
as they bisect bilateral boundaries,
splitting atoms and Adams,
exporting Middle America
in the making of little Americas. [...]

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Please Have Your Fame Spayed or Neutered

November 1st, 2007 · Written by · 1 Comment

bob barker

I had a tragic epiphany while watching Bob Barker on The Price is Right the other day [...]

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A Toast to Modern Beauty

September 3rd, 2007 · Written by · 1 Comment

A Toast

Lies, Deceit, Shame in defeat
Trading lives for moments of glory
One by one the morals diminish
Eating themselves alive
Intimidated by the impending doom.
The human race is left with
Only pieces of its broken word and
The horrors that penetrated the useless defenses
Because nobody was valiant enough to
Believe in the darkness, in the cold [...]

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