Tag Archives: reality

Two Poems So Far Today

UNFINISHED PAINTING by Keelan Thør Stewart, March 2018 We have never been alone. The mara, the faerie, the Djinn. The Horla, imps, the gnomes. The pixies, dryads, naiads, the sylphs. Demons, banshee, the Sidhe. Selkie, fetch, wraiths. Ghosts, haunts, specters. … Continue reading

Posted in Art I Like, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Two Poems So Far Today

Remember the Future

Remember the future, Anticipate the past, But always inhabit the present As if you are the whole of reality, Which is a solid. / W B Kek

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Remember the Future

Huxley’s Hinges: An Essay Toward A Coherent, Inclusive Reality

Drugs let you dismiss what you experience while they affect you.  Under the influence, we say.  We blame intoxication, a poisoning.  Some drugs we call hallucinogens.  They engender false visions, we claim.  Drugs let us deny what we experience because … Continue reading

Posted in Gene's Art, Sample Essays | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Huxley’s Hinges: An Essay Toward A Coherent, Inclusive Reality

Between Blinks

Art is more important than history. What you create matters more than lies agreed upon. The notion of history is bogus. It is simply lack of imagination all around to think the stories told of earlier times are any more … Continue reading

Posted in Gene's Art, Sample Essays | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Between Blinks

Heads-Up World, a Rat Stew column for Tom Sadler’s The Reluctant Famulus

Rat Stew by Gene Stewart “Heads-Up World” I got a Nike wrist band for Yule. It is a watch, showing the time, and strongly water resistant. In addition, it collects a set of data on how much one moves and … Continue reading

Posted in Sample Essays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Heads-Up World, a Rat Stew column for Tom Sadler’s The Reluctant Famulus

Hephaestus In Despond

When nothing is left But blunt reality We see We stand on rocks Slick with slime In a tidal pool Warmed by a Bloated sun, the air A dance of humidity, Our sky electric with Lightning, dark with smoke From … Continue reading

Posted in Gene's Art, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hephaestus In Despond

The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, A Review

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Neil Gaiman William Morrow, 2013, 178pp hc, First Edition ISBN: 973 0 06 225565 5 $25.99 (a bargain at twice the price) A Review by Gene Stewart Our narrator at the start … Continue reading

Posted in Sample Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, A Review

Ghosts, Okay, But Ghost Clothing?

This was a famous point raised by a Scottish professor when asked his objection to thinking ghosts are real. All he said was: Ghost clothing. Clothes are not alive and don’t die, so how can they produce a ghost? That … Continue reading

Posted in Sample Essays | Tagged , , , , , , | 886 Comments

Got A Light?

I broke down and cried in the car after the radio hit me with the double-whammy of “The Pretender” by Jackson Browne and “Roadhouse Blues” by the Doors.  Unblinking vicious truth followed by a hefty dose of fatalistic nihilism, y’know? … Continue reading

Posted in Sample Essays | Tagged , , , , , , , | 498 Comments