Monthly Archives: April 2012

Knight Vision

Putting logic aside; Descartes before de horse. Do things in their proper order – if you put the cart in front of the horse, you won’t get anywhere. Descartes used circular logic to explain things (like God and the evil genius). The … Continue reading

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AxeMan enters MRI; develops x-ray vision

AxeMan’s physician, after a routine checkup, suggests he get an MRI. It’s covered by Medicare so he figures, why not? Inside the black hole, his claustrophobia is overwhelming. He imagines writing on the wall. Cogito Ergo Sum? I think, therefore I am?  What the … Continue reading

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Slouching Toward Twitterland

AxeMan  grumbles about having to pay to read the NY Times on line, whilst he also trudges to the local newsstand to buy the pulp version. There are other redundant activities, some of which he is hoping to purge. But this Twitter thing; … Continue reading

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AxeMan hones his skills

AxeMan’s skills have gone a bit rusty, but he is anxious to get back in a groove. He doesn’t want to rest on his aurals. He tried writing fiction for a number of years, was even published under a pseudonym, but … Continue reading

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T’ain’t

T’ain’t: Don’t ask, I won’t tell. There’s an old joke I heard about fifty years ago. AxeMan didn’t know me then, right? I had a Pachuco friend from Texas in the Navy who played his grandfather’s coronet. We were in … Continue reading

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Send in the Clowns

The Voices in AxeMan’s Head When AxeMan dabbled in fiction writing he tried to find a consistent voice for himself. Almost all of the stories he wrote did have a recognizable voice – a common cadence. But when he began … Continue reading

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Depression Moderne; Life in the Donut Hole

AxeMan approaches the Big 72. AxeMan will be 72 in the year 2012. He wonders where that will place him as a percentage of living Americans. So he posed the question to Mr. Google. First thing up; 72% of Americans … Continue reading

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Situationists revisited

Sits-com On the day before Easter and the day after the the first night of Passover, AxeMan thinks he has little to say. Or maybe not. On the street where he lives in Hudson, NY, there are two very large … Continue reading

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Zimmerman v. Zimmerman v. Morrison

Where will it all end? Ever vigilant, AxeMan ‘learns’ that George Zimmerman has asked a judge in Florida to issue a restraining order on Robert Zimmerman (aka Bob Dylan) as a pre-emptive measure based on a rumor that Zimmerman would … Continue reading

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Like, jamming the toothpaste back in the tube?

AxeMan caught himself in, LIKE, mid-sentence… no, no, no, no. Did he really say that? Is it, like, an ear-worm?Just like it, in fact. Does he even know how to use the word? Can it be eviscerated, dislodged, vaporized? Like, would … Continue reading

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