OMG! If only there was enough mind to boggle!

The good life

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw

The good life

we observe the armistice
between our shadows
today,
we live in a world
of small things

Poetry

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly. – G. K. Chesterton

The good life

True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. – C.S. Lewis

The good life

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. – H. P. Lovecraft

The good life

All that energy that could be used to work together to improve the human condition, goes to competing for hungry eyeballs.

Activism

Yes! I want the whole world to know
I delight more in the kiss you throw
than in {Kim Kardashian’s} fellatio

Poetry

Gentle lady, do not sing
Sad songs about the end of love;
Lay aside sadness and sing,
How love that passes is enough.

Sing about the long deep sleep
Of lovers that are dead and how
In the grave all love shall sleep
Love is aweary now

– James Joyce

Poetry

Was an effort made to create this? Was an effort made to overcome this? Is good art the capitulation of the artist?

The good life

Don’t underestimate the power of pretty scientific models! On the catwalk of the universe they are all we have.

Activism

the I is a by-light
a grievance by a wild fire
the grammar of layered time

Philosophy

The problem with an inferiority complex is that those affected by it look down on their own knowledge. This strongly impedes their ability to take in new knowledge because they cannot integrate it with what they already know.

The good life

The meaning of life is thus a bit like playing with a live hand grenade. Once you pass it on to somebody else, you are safe. – Yuval Noah Harari

The good life

Don’t ask what Putin can do for you, ask what you can do for Putin – D. Trump

Laughs

An earlier version of this obituary misstated the name of Mr. Hoagland’s first poetry collection. It is “Sweet Ruin,” not “Sweet Rain.”

Poetry

“You are colonizing a place in my mind that i didn’t know existed before, so, can i call it home?”

Poetry

Te only thing more important than health, is a sense of purpose.

The good life

I seek the company of others not to celebrate my narcissism, but to suppress it.

Philosophy

“The secret courtesy that courses like ichor
Through the old form of the rude, full-scale joke,
Impossible to tell in writing.” – Robert Pinsky, Impossible to Tell

Poetry

My words that are idiot contracts written to the music of escape.

Philosophy

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The good life

I want my words to live in a redeeming, magnificent song
to worship the hole in freedom

Philosophy

Poem

, in which we are not immortal
but our identities dissolve in-
to one another and we are only
a little bit afraid to call it love

Poetry