Friday, April 27, 2012

Robust, But Light On The Tongue

His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.

-James Joyce

I don't need fine wines, aged single malt whiskeys, rare cheeses, or any other obscure delectable delights for my tongue when I have the finely crafted words of brilliant writers.

Take a sentence like the one above and roll it around in your mouth.  Speak it slowly, savoring the rhythm and the flow.  

This is what is means to devour books.  You can read to fill up your time just as easily as you can eat to fill your stomach.  Or you can read to taste the flavors of human thought, human expression, and human experience.   

A good sentence will satisfy me for days.

If you run across a particularly tasty one, drop me a line.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Do I Have Mentalism?

Please answer as honestly as possible:

1. Do you lose time from work due to thinking?

Yes. Sometimes I even hide in the bathroom and think.

2. Is thinking making your home life unhappy?

Yes. Sometimes I think that my thinking is the cause of all our unhappiness.

3. Is thinking affecting your reputation?

Yes. People have stopped inviting me to parties because of the way I think.

4. Have you ever felt remorse after thinking?

Yes. My God, after a night of binge thinking...sometimes I can't even look at myself in the mirror.

5. Do you crave a think at a definite time every day?

Yes. Usually I wake up and have to have that first thought just to get out of bed.

6. Do you want to think even after thinking has made you sick?

Yes. I know how thinking will make me feel, but I don't care - I have to think or I'll feel worse!

7. Do you ever think alone?

Yes. Sometimes I don't want anyone to see me thinking because I know they're judging how much I think.

8. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of thinking?

Yes. Once I thought for three days straight and when I stopped thinking, I was in Fresno with no memory of how I got there.

9. Is thinking jeopardizing your job or business?

Yes. My thinking is taking this company down in flames.

10. Have you ever been to a hospital or institution because of your thinking?

Yes. I was arrested on a 5150 because I was running through the streets naked and thinking out loud.


You have a thinking problem!