Descartes Rule of Signs
Descartes Rule of Signs

Descartes pondered existential questions in Belgium while lying in bed.  Gauguin wandered off to paint in the sultry South Seas.  I think on my feet and fear there may be trouble in paradise.

Descartes Rule of Signs
Descartes Rule of Signs

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Philosophy
Philosophy

Philosophy:  What would Dr. Pangloss say?

To do is to be   -   Sartre

To be is to do   -   Kant

Dooby dooby do   -   Sinatra

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philosophy

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A Small Robot
A Small Robot

A small robot, upon developing a slight sense of self, 

embarked on a great quest but ended up lost in a mist

of  epic heroism.  At times a swirling fog obscured the

sun.  At times, fear eclipsed reason but the little robot

pressed on  -   one foot in front of the other.

A Small Robot
A Small Robot

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Shipwreck
Shipwreck

Shipwrecked by good fortune on the shore of my own

childhood,  I set out to search for buried treasure.  The

summer days came and went.  I rode my bicycle down 

to the river and watched the ships bound for Japan and

India.  When at last I went to bed,  my legs were heavy 

but my dreams flew out the window.

Shipwreck
Shipwreck

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Tired of Captivity
Tired of Captivity

Tired of captivity, we escaped through a secret passage.  

That night, hidden in tall rushes by the river, a thousand 

small creatures discussed bygone times.  We lay on our

backs, looking at the stars, listening.

Tired of Captivity
Tired of Captivity

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Sea Chest
Sea Chest

A great tempest of discontent drove young Jimmy

off the farm and away from Kentucky.  He longed

to see strange places and to do strange things.

Sea Chest
Sea Chest

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A Small Fragment of Hope
A Small Fragment of Hope

A young boy flees his war ravaged town.  All that

he once knew is now gone.  He carries with him

only a caged songbird and a small fragment of hope.

A Small Fragment of Hope
A Small Fragment of Hope

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Shakespearean Tragedy
Shakespearean Tragedy

In a drama worthy of Shakespeare, small clouds appear

in the summer sky.  They form fanciful shapes – small creatures

in a swirling tide pool,  dragons doing battle.  The clouds form 

a great city  -  high walls and towers,  great domed cathedrals  -

a city of dreams.  In a moment all is gone.  The clouds break

apart,  drift away and disappear.

Shakespearean Tragedy
Shakespearean Tragedy

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Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Summer camp.  The botany lessons, the knots we learned, Thenames of the other children  -  all are now, in my memory, little more than the faint flicker of heat lightning.  We romped through the fields and woods, we swam and we sailed, and then at night, sitting around the fire, we raised our voices in song.

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

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Descartes Rule of Signs
Descartes Rule of Signs
Philosophy
philosophy
A Small Robot
A Small Robot
Shipwreck
Shipwreck
Tired of Captivity
Tired of Captivity
Sea Chest
Sea Chest
A Small Fragment of Hope
A Small Fragment of Hope
Shakespearean Tragedy
Shakespearean Tragedy
Summer Camp
Summer Camp
Descartes Rule of Signs

Descartes pondered existential questions in Belgium while lying in bed.  Gauguin wandered off to paint in the sultry South Seas.  I think on my feet and fear there may be trouble in paradise.

Descartes Rule of Signs

Detail

Philosophy

Philosophy:  What would Dr. Pangloss say?

To do is to be   -   Sartre

To be is to do   -   Kant

Dooby dooby do   -   Sinatra

philosophy

detail

A Small Robot

A small robot, upon developing a slight sense of self, 

embarked on a great quest but ended up lost in a mist

of  epic heroism.  At times a swirling fog obscured the

sun.  At times, fear eclipsed reason but the little robot

pressed on  -   one foot in front of the other.

A Small Robot

detail

Shipwreck

Shipwrecked by good fortune on the shore of my own

childhood,  I set out to search for buried treasure.  The

summer days came and went.  I rode my bicycle down 

to the river and watched the ships bound for Japan and

India.  When at last I went to bed,  my legs were heavy 

but my dreams flew out the window.

Shipwreck

detail

Tired of Captivity

Tired of captivity, we escaped through a secret passage.  

That night, hidden in tall rushes by the river, a thousand 

small creatures discussed bygone times.  We lay on our

backs, looking at the stars, listening.

Tired of Captivity

detail

Sea Chest

A great tempest of discontent drove young Jimmy

off the farm and away from Kentucky.  He longed

to see strange places and to do strange things.

Sea Chest

detail

A Small Fragment of Hope

A young boy flees his war ravaged town.  All that

he once knew is now gone.  He carries with him

only a caged songbird and a small fragment of hope.

A Small Fragment of Hope

detail

Shakespearean Tragedy

In a drama worthy of Shakespeare, small clouds appear

in the summer sky.  They form fanciful shapes – small creatures

in a swirling tide pool,  dragons doing battle.  The clouds form 

a great city  -  high walls and towers,  great domed cathedrals  -

a city of dreams.  In a moment all is gone.  The clouds break

apart,  drift away and disappear.

Shakespearean Tragedy

detail

Summer Camp

Summer camp.  The botany lessons, the knots we learned, Thenames of the other children  -  all are now, in my memory, little more than the faint flicker of heat lightning.  We romped through the fields and woods, we swam and we sailed, and then at night, sitting around the fire, we raised our voices in song.

Summer Camp

detail

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