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Routine as Punishment

8 September marked the Mid-Autumn Festival this year. Popular Chinese folklore tells the tale of Chang’e, a mortal woman who accidentally takes a pill of immortality and, soon after, finds herself levitating towards the moon and away from her husband, who remains a mere mortal. 392 more words

No. 637

Here, There, Wherever. By CpSingleton © 2014

It’s been too long now.
My mind and body crave
The taste of foreign bread,
A crunch of a different country’s… 308 more words


Thoughts on Sisyphus, my mother and a missing god

Many ancient people appeared to have a god for every occasion. Often more than one. It seems as if there was a deity for everything important in human life – birth, death, love, family,  harvest, war, intelligence, culture, industry, joy, rage, grief, and so on. 1,189 more words

Leviathan and Sisyphus

The belief that we can successfully limit government if only we use the right words, is, sadly, misguided. The problem isn’t a political one: no word (or phrase) is uninterpretable, and there can be as many interpretations as there are interpreters. 137 more words


This is my Sisyphus

The poet urged me to start again, with no anguish, and without hurry. To carry on in freedom, no matter how hard that path towards the future may be. 140 more words

Life According To Poetry

Sisyphus the Beaver

Having mollified Bucky with a beer, the group was relaxing in Kirsten’s large living room.  Kirsten’s husband, John, came in through the back door.  He was wet and caked with mud up to his waist. 277 more words

Parker And Price

The Era of Sisyphus is Over

A friend of mine gave me a very large tire so I could roll it up and down the slope in my yard. I was inspired by the show, “The Biggest Loser”. 1,068 more words