Bottom Line by Pablo Neruda Translated by Ernie Jones I’m content with all the debts I’ve put on myself, in this life rounded up from odds and ends:
Sometimes I can't get things off my mind and they keep me up at night. Here are some things I've wanted to stop thinking about....
To a Foot, from Its Child by Pablo Neruda Translated by Ernie Jones The child’s foot still doesn’t know it’s a foot, and it wants to be a butterfly or an apple.
The Turtle by Pablo Neruda Translated by Ernie Jones The turtle who trod for such time and saw so much with her ancient eyes,
This Broken Bell by Pablo Neruda Translated by Ernie Jones This broken bell wants to sing nonetheless: the metal is green now, the bell is the color of jungle, color of pools of water in the woods, color of the day in the leaves.
The Great Ocean by Pablo Neruda Translated by Ernie Jones If your gifts and your destructions, Ocean, could bequeath to my hands one portion, one fruit, one ferment, I would choose your distant repose, your steel lines, your expanse sentried by the air and the night, and the energy of your white language that destroys […]
The cicadas are four years early. They were supposed to emerge from their underground burrows in 2021, but the seventeen-year cicadas — or some of them anyway — have gotten itchy and decided 2017 is close enough for rock and roll. Entomologists have no idea why this generation has decided to buck the system, but […]
A short film of the final moments of totality during the full solar eclipse of August 2017, in front of a farmhouse near Clarkesville, GA.
Just some photos from a recent trip to Scottsdale, AZ, during the Canal Convergence art festival…
Perhaps you’ve heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect? If not, here it is in a nutshell…. People who only know a little about something tend to overestimate their understanding of it, while experts tend to underestimate their own expertise. That may seem strange at first glance, but when you stop and think, it makes sense. When […]
I like taking vacations alone. In fact, I like places where there’s no internet, no TV, sometimes even no cell phone connections. Few years back, I was spending just such a solo trip on Andros Island in the Bahamas — which is about the size of the state of Delaware and has roughly the population […]