Category Archives: Words To The Wise OR Not

The Ronin’s Tale: Part 10, Reflection

“History is like therapy for the present; it makes it talk about its parents.”

-Maya Jasanoff, The Dawn Watch Joseph Conrad In A Global World


The Guest

“He seemed to find my life negligible. I found his horrifying. Oh, well,”

—–Paul Theroux, The Happy Isles of Oceana

The Ronin’s Tale: Part 9

Return to the battle.

“Charcoal cloudbank belly rolling east
We’re staring down the dark eye of the beast
Seek your shelter anywhere you will
Don’t let your life depend on standing still”

—–Rodney Crowell


Thus, I do not do social media

“He who can go to the fountain does not got to the water-jar.”

—–Leonardo da Vinci

“Ain’t It The Truth”

“The past is such a big place.”

—–Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace

The Healer

“I am not deeply versed in physical science, but there are certain things about water that fill me with wonder and amaze.”

—- H. G. Wells















My Location:9/14/2018

“It is not down in any map, true places never are.”

—- Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Defining Distance on Wet Afternoon

“He says that he comes from a place not far from Guanajuato
That’s two days on a bus from here, a lifetime from this room.”

—–Robert Earl Keen, “Mariano”

Ronin’s Tale: Part 7–Battle & Wars

“So I signed up to ride

I drew a bull called Original Sin
Heard he’d killed a couple of men
Figured this was somethin’ I could win
‘Cause the devil’s on my side

I was havin’ myself one hell of a ride
When I, I ended up disqualified
‘Cause that danged old bull just up and died
Before they blew the whistle”

                       ——Delbert McClinton & Gary Nicholson, “Lone Star Blues”

July 1 Again: For NRB (My Dad)

“Hear that lonesome whippoorwill
He sounds too blue to fly
The midnight train is whining low
I’m so lonesome I could cry”

—-Hank Williams, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”