James M. Emmerling

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. Thomas Carlyle


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 We find here the final application of the doctrine of objective immortality. Throughout the perishing occasions in the life of each temporal Creature, the inward source of distaste or of refreshment,

 the judge arising out of the very nature of things,

 redeemer or goddess of mischiefRead full post »


March 3, 1927- September 21, 2004


I enjoy living in a small space, I have found. A space I can control.

Currently it is a medium-sized white room in a fairly spacious place. I live here with my roomate ‘Sarge”, who  also/Read full post »


 I arrived early for my second therapy session with my shape-shifting alien doctor, and made a good impression on the receptionist, who said, “Oh Mr. Emmerling! You are a half hour early! Miss Oblong might be able to fit you in for an extended session!”


I tried to look… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 26, 2014 12:04PM

I Finally Began Psycho-Therapy

  I began Therapy last week, for the first time in my life.

 I’ve been avoiding it for 3 decades or so, because I was afraid that I was far smarter than any psychologist they could possibly throw at me, and wouldn’t get any benefits from it if all I/Read full post »


Science has gotten way out of hand, I feel.

Look at what they are up to now:

 “ scientists plan to reach temperatures only a few degrees above absolute zero on the International Space Station,  allowing them to study challenging aspects of quantum mechanics.”

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FEBRUARY 21, 2014 12:56PM

Why I Blog...

 (for our os steve kenney , who inspired me...)


Advertising signs they con you
Into thinking you're the one
That can do what's never been done
That can win what's never been won
Meantime life outside goes on
All around you.


FEBRUARY 18, 2014 2:04PM


Dylan, “Series of Dreams”:




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 spec/
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I went on the Christian Mingle site and got set up with “God’s Choice” for me. Quite a few times. About sixty.




Finally God intervened and gave me a certain Cathy . Once upon a time…or , actually, two different times…I&rRead full post »




 The first one you all know… tomorrow..February 14th, Valentine’s Day.

And I hope  also you recognize what to do…

If you got a gal…lavish. If you got a guy, let him lavish you.

 The more over the top you go , the better. Not just… Read full post »


  • Nearly all creators of Utopia have resembled the man

who has toothache, and therefore thinks happiness consists

 in not having toothache.

They wanted to produce a perfectRead full post »

 Today, February 8th, is  Nirvana Day , a Mahayana Buddhist holiday celebrated in East Asia.

 It celebrates the day when the Buddha is said to have achieved Parinirvana, or complete Nirvana,

upon the death of his physical body.

The day is a time to think about one's ownRead full post »

FEBRUARY 3, 2014 12:09PM

R.I.P. seymour hoffman & socrates

 You didn't have to be so nice, I would have liked you anyway
If you had just looked once or twice and gone upon your quiet way
Today I said the time was right for me to follow you
I knew I'd find you in a day or two/
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 Rena Oblong--- my sometimes girlfriend--- and I were enjoying a beer at the local  Olive Garden, a bit stymied for conversation because of a misunderstanding we had this morning, regarding her step brother, the parrot Rudolf.

  (Rudolf woke us this morning quoting what he’d ma/Read full post »




Ain’t no lie: it’s National Pie Day.

(Don’t confuse it with National Pi Day, March 14th, first organized by physicist Larry Shaw at the  San Francisco ‘Explanatorium’ …



celebrated there to this day by marchi

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JANUARY 19, 2014 2:02PM


 The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.





 Today is Edgar Allen Poe’s birthday.

He was born January 19, 18o9. His dad abandoned the family in 1810, and his mom died the next year from consumption.&Read full post »

JANUARY 15, 2014 2:11PM





Dylan “Spanish Harlem Incident” (1964)


I been wond’rin’ all about me
Ever since I seen you there
On the cliffs of your wildcat charms I’m riding
I know I’m ’round you but I don’t know where
You have slayed me, you have made m/
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"you never miss your water til your well runs dry" 


 The Polar Vortex has retreated back up to Canada, where they call it…”winter”.

And I no longer have a good excuse to hibernate anymore.

People with my ‘condition’, I dunno if you know what it is, b… Read full post »




It is the first step in sociological wisdom, to recognize

that the major advances in civilization are processes

which all but wreck the societies in which they occur:—

like unto an arrow in the hand of a child.

The art of free society consists first in theRead full post »




 Christmas isn’t over yet, I hope you all know, as you go about making implausible resolutions for  your lives, like “I will give up all this shit that is bad for me” and “ I will be a kind caring person henceforth” and “I wil… Read full post »



There are quite a few of them, but none as interesting as The Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus.

You see, it is seen as the first time the blood of Jesus was shed, thus beginning the long hard process of the Redemption of Man. A demonstration of his… Read full post »

 Some kind of vast unfathomable tenderness of spirit descended upon me this Christmas, much to my astonishment.


Leading up to the holiday, I was smarting in the soul, seeing all these happy people on tv drumming up business for the American Economy, with their perfect beautiful familiesRead full post »

 (the real title would be

TYRANNY OF A MINORITY: the wealth distribution of what is better than sex


but..os doesn't allow this)





The wealth I speak of is love, of course, what else?

Ought it to be redistributed, is the question I put.

The JesuitRead full post »

 When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?


My canine nephew  Georgie Doggy, now 2 and a half years old , will be at my/… Read full post »

 I got my draft notice yesterday.  I have two weeks before I ship out to Earth. I need your advice.

  For:  I’m scared, I admit it.  I can barely remember what Earth was like, because I was only five in 1972 when the aliens zapped me off to Aspertame/Read full post »

DECEMBER 14, 2013 1:59PM


 I discovered that it is Nostradamus’s birthday today. Well, maybe.

He was born either December 14 or December 21, 1503. Making him 510 today. Perhaps.

He wrote about “plagues, earthquakes, wars, floods, invasions, murders, droughts, and battles” , and a lot of respectable saRead full post »