Uxorious (adj) - Having or showing a great or excessive fondness for one’s wife. From the Latin uxor, ‘wife’.

The Act of Forgiving

In contrast to revenge, which is the natural, automatic reaction to transgression and which because of the irreversibility of the action process can be expected and even calculated, the act of forgiving can never be predicted; it is the only reaction that acts in an unexpected way and thus retains, though being a reaction, something of the original character of action.

Hannah Arendt

At First There Was Nothing

"...At first there was nothing...then nothing turned itself inside-out and became something."

Sun Ra

The Problem With the World

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”

Charles Bukowski

The Mind is a Parachute

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open."

Frank Zappa

Our First Impressions

Our first impressions are not only our own: they are bathed in the light of our parents’ heyday.

Gregor von Rezzori, Abel and Cain


aporetic | ˌapəˈredik | adjective characterized by an irresolvable internal contradiction or logical disjunction: the aporetic conflict of law and morality. • Rhetoric expressing doubt: aporetic dialogs. ORIGIN early 17th century: via French from Greek aporētikos, from aporein ‘to be at a loss’.

The Vast World

"The world is too vast to live in a single place, or three, or four"

No Answer

ELO’s debut album was released in the United States in March 1972 as No Answer. The name originated after a US record company secretary called the UK label for the name of the album, but as she was unable to reach anyone, left a note in the file reading "No answer." A similar mistake resulted in the release of the Byrds 1970 LP, Untitled.

Graham Parsons

Graham Parsons, of the Flying Burrito Brothers, is buried in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Metairie.


"Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigour, and moral courage which it contained."

John Stuart Mill in "On Liberty" from On Nonconformism

Price and Collapse

"Socialism collapsed because it did not allow prices to tell the economic truth. Capitalism may collapse because it does not allow prices to tell the ecological truth."

Lester R. Brown in "Eco-Economy," from Ecological materials towards a new economy


Two commuters parting at the train station, 19:06, Tuesday evening:

“Till we meet again!”

“The 7:02?”

“The 7:02."


sol·e·cism (n.): 1. A nonstandard usage or grammatical construction; 2. A violation of etiquette; 3. An impropriety, mistake, or incongruity.

Latin soloecismus, from Greek soloikismos, from soloikizein, to speak incorrectly, from soloikos, speaking incorrectly, after Soloi (Soli), an Athenian colony in Cilicia where a dialect regarded as substandard was spoken.

(from the American Heritage Dictionary)


"I wouldn't bother startin'  'er if you ain't gonna run 'er a while, if you know what I mean." - overheard beside an outboard motor at a gas station.

Casno Boudreaux 2

Naise once sent Casno out to buy a loaf of bread from the store down the street. He was gone three days, but when he showed back up drunk and dirty, he had the bread.

Casno Boudreaux 1

Casno’s real name was Claiborne and he got his nickname cause he’d get drunk in the bar and throw the glasses, so they were always yelling at him “cassez no verre,” which is Cajun French for, “break no glass.”

Gotta Eat

"I gotta go eat at home, my wife’s cooking, I gotta go eat it cause if I don’t eat, she’ll never cook again, man, cause one time, just one time, I woke up and told my wife I didn’t want breakfast, and she hasn’t cooked it since, I haven’t had breakfast in 15 god damn years, I gotta go home and eat." - G, Golden Meadow


"When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness.”


imbricate (n): to overlap or cause to overlap, (adj) having adjacent edges overlapping.

Late Latin imbricatus, past participle of imbricare to cover with pantiles, from Latin imbric-, imbrex pantile, from imbr-, imber rain; akin to Greek ombros rain.