JAMES M. EMMERLING
- June 24
- Immemorial enjoyment is the most solid of all titles. Tindal, C.J., In the Matter of the Serjeants-at-Law (1840)
- There is no heroic poem in the world but is at bottom a biography, the life of a man; also it may be said, there is no life of a man, faithfully recorded, but is a heroic poem of its sort, rhymed or unrhymed.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Joshua's Story Part One
January 26, 2015 06:55PM
- Ashes Now
January 25, 2015 10:19AM
- I Had a (Series of) Dreams
January 24, 2015 02:22PM
- Heaven on the Ascendant: Blake
January 21, 2015 08:44PM
- Happy Birthday to Jesus and my
New Friend to Be
December 24, 2014 01:00AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “no I cannot imagine it
ever gets better.
I cannot imagine
but once in
- “Well amy yeah those are
the thoughts that go thru my
and I try my
- “Well I dunno, buddy, if
yer old man wits is failing u.
don't remember writing
- “'Although mazel tov is
literally translated as "good
- “algis, in the best of
all worlds i can imagine, like
heaven? you can win
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Joshua came to live with Barbara around Thanksgiving last year, 2014. It seemed like a long long time ago, another era in the history of mankind. It really was, Joshua reflected. Because that is when his heart became (mostly, except for minor disturbances) contented and he could concentrate on… Read full post »
Watching you sleep, rehearsing in my mind my responses to what i imagine are the things you will say when you wake, good bad and indifferent things, sharp things, dull things...things...
I remember how much I loved you yesterday...breathlessly, you could say, accurately,
for it took my breath litera… Read full post »
I was thinking of a series of dreams
Where nothing comes up to the top
Everything stays down where it’s wounded
And comes to a permanent stop
Wasn’t thinking of anything specific
Like in a dream, when someone wakes up and screams
Nothing too very scientific
I thoug… Read full post »
Sweet William Holme on his deathbed lay
Mistress Mary by the side of the bed
Kissin' his face, heapin' prayers on his head
I'll weep for him as he'd weep for me
Little Boy Blue come your blow horn
… Read full post »
Language is incomplete and fragmentary and merely
registers a stage in the average advance
beyond ape mentality.
But all men enjoy flashes of insight
beyond meanings already stablilized in etymology and grammar.
ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD, 'ADVENTURES IN IDEAS'
As we enter the 2014 Christm… Read full post »
It was easy to take over this family, the one i live with, because they loved to love loveable people, and i luckily was feeling loveable (for once in my life, ha!)so it fell into a Chain Reaction of love, a nuclear rearrangement in , well, the Nuclear Family, or the… Read full post »
“There is a distinct difference between "suspense" and "surprise," and yet many pictures continually confuse the two. I'll explain what I mean.
We are now having a very innocent little chat. Let's suppose that there is a bomb underneath this table between us. Nothing happens, and
OR, ' A MISHMASH OF IMPRESSIONS BY A VERY FORTUNATE MAN ON HIS NEW LIFE'
Margaret is at work today, so I got some time to myself to think. I have a place to think, I made sure of that: an office in the garage, my computer on… Read full post »
Having successfully allowed myself to be shamelessly seduced by the adorable and romantically voracious (more on that later)Margaret Feike,
out of my life of desperately lonely quietude & despair of dying alone someday, and into the viper's pit of her dysfunctional fami… Read full post »
Down the highway, down the tracks, down the road to ecstasy
Part 9 of Jmac and my collaborative effort. The penultimate installment.
Ginsberg chuckled, “So did you enjoy your ménage à trois?”
JMac was about to say, 'I think so,' when Emmerling staggered up and collapsed next to the naked women on the… Read full post »
I miss my mother most this time of year, for she died on Halloween eve ten years ago volunteering at the 'Vision Center' Eye clinic, educating lower income people on proper eye care, and giving out samples of an amazing lubricant eye drop product that was subse… Read full post »
This is Part Four of a collaboration with Jmac
For PART THREE, see http://open.salon.com/blog/jmac1949/2014/10/07/bullshit
Emmerling finally gathered his wits and asked, “How sir, may I ask, did you manage this incred… Read full post »
Home is the place where, when you have to go there,They have to take you in.
I actually got a full eight hours' sleep today, not due to my 'muse' being any less talkative last night, but because I slept til the crack of noon.
My muse babbles. She used to apologize profusely for this, but I assured her I absolutely love her blathering, and I do. I… Read full post »
'Thou art a man
God is no more
Thine own Humanity
Learn to adore'
I hadn't heard from the world's greatest philosopher Z in a month when he called me up out of the blue tonight as I was engaging in a… Read full post »
Or, 'Digesting the Zeitgeist'
Or, 'Wherefore We Weave the Weltanschauungs of Our Children'
But Jesus said unto her,
Let the children first be filled:
for it is not meet to take the children's bread,
and to cast it unto the dogs.
Since… Read full post »
You may have heard about my crime, it was trending on Yahoo News and other places too for a few days last week.
Then again, maybe you haven't. That incident in the elevator, captured on the most famous elevator video in world history overshadowed me. As if that wasn't bad… Read full post »
You lose yourself, you reappear
You suddenly find you got nothing to fear
Alone you stand with nobody near
When a trembling distant voice, unclear
Startles your sleeping ears to hear
That somebody thinks they really have found yo… Read full post »
I read a newspaper article today that quite satisfactorily clarified this ISIS situation for me. It was written by Robert P. George for the Philadelphia Inquirer. I recommend it highly.
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