Category Archives: Life is a Dream

Caveat: Poem #953

I set aside my thoughts, just walking. The alien along the road appeared and gave me pause, his talking – his soulless pleadings – like a code made up of tangled verbs and meanings from which I got the barest … Continue reading

Posted in Life is a Dream, My Poetry & Fiction | Leave a comment

Caveat: my thoughts are strange

I had some weird dreams. I was in some kind of future-dystopian world where everything was subdivided into these enclosed hive-like spaces, but each space was the size of a city. So you could go from city to city via … Continue reading

Posted in Background Noise, Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream, Not My Poetry | Leave a comment

Caveat: Бу айыллыбыт / Арылы халлаан алын өттүгэр

Бу айыллыбыт Арылы халлаан алын өттүгэр Куордаах эттээх, Куодаһыннаах уҥуохтаах, Оһол-охсуһуу доҕордоох, Иирээн-илбис энээрдээх, Ириҥэ мэйиилээх, Иһэгэй куттаах, Икки атахтаах үөскээн тэнийдин диэн, Анысханнаах арҕаа халлааннаах, Иэйиэхситтээх илин халлааннаах, Соллоҥноох соҕуруу халлааннаах, Холоруктаах хоту халлааннаах, Үллэр муора үрүттээх, Түллэр муора … Continue reading

Posted in Language & Linguistics, Life is a Dream, Media (Texts/Music/Movies etc), Not My Poetry, Philosophy & Cultural Criticism, Quotable | 1 Comment

Caveat: Random Poem #166

(Poem #467 on new numbering scheme) Heavy air of a hospital roomI knew I was having a dreamDim lights illuminatedA bed, a chair, blanketsI lay unmovingOuside myselfI just watchedMy heartStopped

Posted in Life is a Dream, My Poetry & Fiction | Leave a comment

Caveat: Random Poem #63

I dreamed a place beside a blue pool:stained like copper, bare stone shores.How could I get there?I drew maps.Slept.

Posted in Life is a Dream, My Poetry & Fiction | Leave a comment

Caveat: Swinging Through Dreams

I have been sleeping badly, in recent days.  On Sunday, I woke up too early but then took a mid-morning nap. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. When it works, I often have very strange dreams. I was on an amusement … Continue reading

Posted in Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream | 1 Comment

Caveat: The Mysterious Case of Flight XYZ

I had a very strange dream in the pre-dawn hour.  I was traveling by airplane. Maybe LAX to MSP or something like that.  It was strange, because all the passengers looked like they'd been drawn directly from my facebook feed … Continue reading

Posted in Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream | Leave a comment

Caveat: Quatrains #27-29

It is some kind of giant house –in Mexico, I guess.In hills, a purple sun hangs low.We all wear battle dress. I bear a weapon in my hand.We seek some evil man.The air, it reeks of burning woodand peaches from … Continue reading

Posted in Life is a Dream, My Poetry & Fiction | Leave a comment

Caveat: The cities of long ago, re-dreamed

Wow, that was a weird dream. I was in some Simcity version of San Francisco – the city of my childhood, mediated by the simplifications of game theory and the fever dreams of utopian urban planners. I was driving one … Continue reading

Posted in Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream | Leave a comment

Caveat: Tárrases

I’m not exactly in the closet about my geofiction hobby – I’ve blogged about it once or twice before, and in fact I link to it in my blog’s left sidebar, too – so alert blog-readers will have known it … Continue reading

Posted in Banalities & Journaling, Databases & Computers, Geofiction, Life is a Dream, My Drawings & Paintings, My Poetry & Fiction | 1 Comment

Caveat: 30 years in a moment

I had a very strange dream during that dawn twilight time when I often dream. I was walking around Paris. I actually did that… about 31 years ago. It is strange how dreams dredge up old material like that. It … Continue reading

Posted in Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream | Leave a comment

Caveat: Captain Bligh and the Cladistics

I had this weird dream that I was attending some university, and went to class to find that Captain Bligh was giving a lecture on cladistics. Actually, this wasn't so surprising – in the past several days, I have consulted … Continue reading

Posted in Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream | Leave a comment

Caveat: Svekolny for Christmas Dinner with the Presidents

I haven't been sleeping well, lately. I attribute the issue to some of the side-effects of this medication, but there may be other things going on too – it's spring, and that means a lot more allergens in the air, … Continue reading

Posted in Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream | 2 Comments

Caveat: The knowledge runs down

I awoke from a dream this morning. I was going to medical school in Mexico City. Although it sounds preposterous, there are elements in my background that make this dream-plot more plausible, at least as a dream, than one might … Continue reading

Posted in Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream | Leave a comment

Caveat: We are fixed right where we stand

Saturday there was a huge thunderstorm. It was a monsoon-style deluge. Yesterday the weather was very spring-like, but I  was in a strange mood. I'd dreamed I was one of my students, taking some test. But my version of the … Continue reading

Posted in Background Noise, Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream, Not My Poetry | Leave a comment

Caveat: The Escherian Escalator Trip

I have had terrible insomnia, the last few days. It impairs me sense of feeling productive in my life, and renders me even less motivated than usual. I suspect it has to do with the discombobulation of my regular schedule … Continue reading

Posted in Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream | Leave a comment

Caveat: So Old

Yesterday dawned as the first truly cold day of winter – my phone reported to me that the outside temperature was -8°C (17°F). When the temperature drops, my sleeping is disrupted because of Korea's ondol heating system – the floors … Continue reading

Posted in Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream | Leave a comment

Caveat: Tied to the shifting ground

I dreamed I was in some rural place. There were ramshackle, badly-plastered buildings scattered on a steep, gravelly hillside. Little springs of water were leaking out of clay embankments and skipping down the steep, tall grass. The soil was ruddy. … Continue reading

Posted in Background Noise, Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream, Not My Poetry | Leave a comment

Caveat: Consequent Totalitarian Conditions

I really haven't been sleeping well, lately. Partly it's the sultry late summer temperatures, I'm sure – I don't like to sleep running my a/c which is, in any event, not very useful, but it's hard to sleep with my … Continue reading

Posted in Background Noise, Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream | Leave a comment

Caveat: Epitafio

I have been sleeping badly lately. I can't quite figure out why. Maybe it's the summer heat and humidity, the intermittent rain and steamy nights. Maybe it's worrying too much about things I can't control very well – my imperfect … Continue reading

Posted in Banalities & Journaling, Life is a Dream | Leave a comment