Assorted Ideas, Large & Small, Sparks For Changing Your Mind

Assorted Ideas, Large & Small

Right Now…

Festival Audience
Some states had few COVID-19 restrictions but bordered on others that did. Now, the results are known.
Biden adds women to his economic team, hoping to restart our consumer economy.
The U.S. has a primarily consumer based economy. Joe Biden will task several women with of fine-tuning it into recovery.
“I have nothing. I haven’t paid my [home] mortgage in six months. How am I gonna deal with it?” NYC Landlords crack down on small businesses.

Assorted Ideas, Large & Small came from ordinary beginnings.

Ain’t no room on board for the insincere

You’re my witness

I’m your mutineer

Mutineer/Warren Zevon

Dream Within A Dream: Reality Phases In, Dashes Out

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it
had to work its way through Congress.

Will Rogers

All that we see or seem

Is but a dream within a dream.

Edgar Allan Poe

Meme Advisory: Elbow Ass Distinction Disorder — EADD — Rages Across the U.S.

Two things you never want to see being made: One’s sausage, and the other is law.

Pat D’Addio, NYS Office of General Services

I get knocked down, but I get up again

You are never gonna keep me down



Fixing America: How To Do It Really Fast

The passions do not change,

  stones sweep chaos into maelstrom,

  ever-pressing eddies:

  To know

  To find love

  To be free

Omnibus 1965/ 21 Poems

A new novel…

“Jim said there were two types of people in the world, those who knew that Moby Dick was a book and those who believed it was either a venereal disease or erectile malfunction.”

From BABY, IT’S YOU, a new novel by David Stone


David Stone is a New York City based writer, founding publisher of The Roosevelt Island Daily and News; author of a dozen novels, poetry and nonfiction articles and books.

Love does not conquer all. Ideas do. All the world’s first something different, an idea, and it comes to life as a thing, lots of things.

Power of Now?

NOW? The moment everyone wants to be anchored in and seems so powerful is as much an illusion as is past and future. Think about it. NOW can’t even exist without them. It promotes a distorted indulgence in self without context or wisdom. It’s infantile. Wake up to the fullness of life, enjoy it all. It’s where you really live, whether you like it or not. A Million Different Things

“This guy was such a dick, when he slept, people mistook it for erectile dysfunction.”

Observation waiting for a home….

This Is Big: Reopening New York City, Whitney Museum of American Art

There is a road, no simple highway
Between the dawn and the dark of night
And if you go no one may follow
That path is for your steps alone

Ripple, Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia


One more reason I love Saul Bellow…

In The Life of Saul Bellow, by Zachary Leader, we learned that when Bellow’s son Greg was 2, “Bellow taught him to point first to his ass, then to his elbow, declaring him ‘Smarter than most Harvard graduates.’”

This was the origin of EADD: Ass Elbow Distinction Disorder.

You are violets with wind above them.

A child – so high – you are

A Girl, Ezra Pound

Roughly a decade ago, a pair of writer friends invited me to join them in an out on borders project. Posting ideas, that is, in a group blog, original and off the beaten path, but one that might reset a paradigm if it reached enough eyeballs.

They called it The Thirteenth Edge but never explained why. They also soon lost their enthusiasm, but I didn’t.

And from there, Assorted Ideas, Large & Small was born.

I worked on it, off and on, then moved it over here on WordPress, a better environment for anyone who loves the play of images and ideas..

The Largest Idea

Assorted Ideas, Large & Small: Everything Is Connected
Nothing goes untouched. Ever. Because everything is connected. Something moves, and an entire universe jiggles with it.

Everything Is Connected

Everything is connected… It’s a fact, and facts don’t care what you think. They just sit there. Pick a fight with them. They’re not always permanent. You can bend them. Read…

Assorted Ideas, Large & Small That Stuck

They say love conquers all

You can’t start it like a car

You can’t stop it with a gun

Warren Zevon /Searching for a Heart

All Those Big Things We Don’t Know

Everything Is Connected
Sweep pride and ego aside, and the truth emerges… We know a lot, but there’s so much more at every scale that we don’t know. We’ve got a long road ahead of us. Read…

And now there is merely silence, silence, silence saying

All we did not know.

Sagacity, Willian Rose Benet

Is Paul Selig The Esther Hicks We Wanted…?

Is Paul Selig the Esther Hicks we wanted? Contrasts are stark, but most are clearly between consistency (Selig) and contradiction (Hicks.) Read…

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave

Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;

Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.

I know.  But I do not approve.  And I am not resigned.

Edna St. Vincent Millay/Dirge Without Music

What Really Happens When You Die?

nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

e.e. cummings/somewhere I’ve traveled gladly beyond

Heartily know,

When half-gods go,   

The gods arrive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Give All to Love

Around us fear, descending

Darkness of fear above

And in my heart how deep unending

Ache of love!

On the beach at fontana – James Joyce
poems penyeach

Assorted Ideas, Large & Small, In Verse…

There is no distinctly American criminal class – except Congress.

Mark Twain

Darkness in the morning

Shadows on the land

Certain individuals

Aren’t sticking with the plan

Searching for a Heart/Warren Zevon

Now I’ve always been the kind of person that doesn’t like to trespass

But sometimes you just find yourself over the line

Brownsville Girl/Bob Dylan
Well, maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya

Hallelujah/Leonard Cohen


David Stone