Locomotive Breath

 Waiting for the Jungle
a suffering of words

Tag: meaning

Cliché as Existential Angst

“To idealize: all writing is a campaign against cliché. Not just clichés of the pen but clichés of the mind and clichés of the heart” – Martin Amis AND “I say play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. You play what you want and let the public pick up on what you’re doing […]

3000 feet of perspective on beauty

Last weekend I went flying with my friend Rob who is earning his pilot’s license one choppy flight at a time. We flew a 4-seater Piper Archer, a single propeller aircraft from the ’70s, painted white with a dull blue stripe running down the middle. The kind that has hard plastic seats. Taking off west […]

Demise of the Rennaisance Man

This happens to me sometimes. I visit the library and browse the shelves, step back and look at the books – thousands of them in long neat rows -  and a wistful knot forms in my stomach. I get the sinking realization – this sense of tragic irony – that I’ll never be able to […]