James M. Emmerling

James M. Emmerling
June 24
Mental Health Advocate/Dog Watcher
''In its solitariness the spirit asks, What, in the way of value, is the attainment of life? And it can find no such value till it has merged its individual claim with that of the objective universe. '' ~Alfred North Whitehead "And we are put on earth a little space, That we may learn to bear the beams of love,'' ~William Blake "The force of mind is only as great as its expression; its depth only as deep as its power to expand and lose itself." ~G.W.F. Hegel "If my thought dreams/could be seen/they'd probably put my head/in a guillotine/but it's alright Ma/it's life & life only'' ~Bob Dylan


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NOVEMBER 25, 2013 5:59PM


 The pope called me yesterday …his meeting with Putin looming like a thundercloud over his blessed head… as a lot of politicians and intellectuals do in  a last resort  when they find themselves in a particularly tricky situation.  


I was just finishing one… Read full post »




As a last tribute  to JFK, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his murder, I provide you some quotes from the uncanny speech he’d crafted… to give at the DALLAS TRADE MART… but alas,  wasn’t able to, because he got his head shot off&h/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 21, 2013 1:31PM

A PLEA: please return JFK'S brain...

There is a lot of talk about the assassination of JFK lately. Because tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of his murder. Which you can watch over and over again, thanks to  Abraham Zapruder ( 1905 –   1970) who was perched atop a block of granite 72 feet from the street, his/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 18, 2013 12:55PM

for women: suicide is not the answer.

  •  There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality.



 I love Science as should any sane savvy intellectual. I cling to it like a good sturdy lifejacketRead full post »



I was sick to death of an obnoxious, creepily crawling ennui in my soul, lately, so I went to see my friend Howard  the local holy man this morning.

 I have been very morose these past few days, and was in a mood to demand answers from theRead full post »

NOVEMBER 13, 2013 2:40PM

What to Do With a Drunken Parrot

  Le superflu, chose très nécessaire.


  • The superfluous, a very necessary thing.



Here is the story so far: my girlfriend Rena Oblong took me to meet her mother Gladys, and Gladys’ 15 yr old parrot Rudolf. It was the first time I met either oRead full post »

NOVEMBER 9, 2013 1:39PM

What Women Want in Men...and Vice Versa



Well I already have the answer, thanks to William Blake and Rena Oblong, my lovergirl.

As you might expect with such questions, however, the answer only brings more questions.

Blake said, in   “What Is It”:


I am a renowned psychiatrist in a ritzy seaside community. You might think I have it made: the rich  are rather eager  to spill their anxieties and weaknesses to a trusted professional.


After all, it is not at all easy being affluent in today’s topsy turvy world.


 T… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 5, 2013 3:09PM

How It Is to be Bipolar

 You are somehow stuck in black and white..off or on…kinda like a damn computer chip…

There are only two possible dispositions to the world/ out/ there…

Shrink and cower from it, isolate, be safe, get your minor (guilty ) pleasures where u can.The world is harsh, uncaring,Read full post »



 hey mr tamborine man play a song for me

 .in the jingle jangle morning

i come following...




not sleepy and there is no place i am going to... 





My sister was in a jam, she had to go off for aRead full post »

  The conditions under which I am understood:…one must be honest in matters of the spirit to the point of hardness before one can even endure my seriousness and my passion…one must have new ears for new music…a new conscience for truths that have so far remained mute&heRead full post »

NOVEMBER 1, 2013 2:23PM

talking to the great philosopher Z

I know a guy who lives a sketchy kinda life, in one room if possible. He enjoys cramped spaces. His name is Z and he is a philosopher.


I call him on days when I am not busy at my many charities. Too many charities to count so… Read full post »

 Rena Oblong was  wearing a short black skirt, red cowboy boots that she enjoyed stomping to make a point, and nothing else.  I was laying back in bed,satiated from our sexual encounter.

“Stop all that stomping around, “ I told her.

“Why should i?” she said,Read full post »



 We have sadly become a very cynical society, it seems to me, so in the spirit of the (upcoming…once we get past Halloween…) season I present to you the inspiring story of my young friend Randolf.


Hello! My name is Randolf Rottingham III, andRead full post »



Today I woke to learn, via Internet, that this is World Vasectomy Day, if you don’t know. I am quite sure you did not…

The fine distinguished  fellow who had a hand in starting it says, in Slate,

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examineRead full post »





At a certain point of saturation from the popular culture, one either goes comatose

or takes up Absurdity.

Or listens to Dylan, which is a comfortable combination of BOTH!: past present future , never could have been, or could be.

 “There must be soRead full post »


When I was a child/I caught a fleeting glimpse /out of the corner /of my Eye. pink Floyd




How I have spent my adult life, til lately...


"absence of compulsion to or toward one thing or another..."




I… Read full post »






VAN MORRISON, queen of the



(slipstream=:  an area of reduced air pressure and forward suction immediately behind a rapidly moving vehicle)


Youre the queen of the slipstream
With eyes that shine
You have crossed many waters to be here
YRead full post »

OCTOBER 8, 2013 6:27PM




Dylan , "I pay in blood"






A brush with Death puts a spring into a man’s step, it seems.

 I was hit by a car last Friday  morning, October 4th,  no fault of my own. Unless, cosmically/… Read full post »



 "I AINT DEAD YET/ MY BELL STILL RINGS"....dylan 'early roman kings'




I am getting quite bored waiting for the End Times. The Big Resurrection thing.

You know:When the Dead pop up again, somehow, and you can chat with them..there are so goddamn many dead people/Read full post »

OCTOBER 2, 2013 2:51PM








 She and I were nude, watching the news. About the shutdown. We get tired and lazy sometimes & like to lounge around passively…tv is good for this need indeed…


A song has been going through my head since this shit began.Read full post »

OCTOBER 1, 2013 12:21PM

SHUTDOWN! Finally: Anarchy in The USA




Finally, the American Government is shut down. Good news indeed for an anarchist like me.


  •  Anarchism      is founded on the observation that since few men

are wise enough to rule themselves,

 even fewer are wise enough to rule others.Read full post »





In Scarlet Town, where I was born There's ivy leaf and silver thorn The streets have names that you can't pronounce Gold is down to a quarter of an ounce




Walked down East Center Street the other day  to/Read full post »




  1. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, ... Martin Luther King, Jr.



Too long in exile
Too long youve been grinding at the mill
Too longRead full post »


 Went with Big Sister today to see The Butler.

I was uncertain but intrigued.

 Skeptical because Oprah is in it. I have ( rather, had) an irrational hatred for the woman that, if I began to try to explain it,  I would surely get into trouble with you, and with … Read full post »