Coercion Doesn’t Work Because…

Coercion doesn’t work because it means using force. As Isaac Newton told us, any force creates an equal and opposite reaction. People who are coerced resist in ways small and large, conscious and unconscious, carefully planned and quite impulsive. For coercion to have it’s ostesible intended effect, it must be applied continuously, with all the […]

Be Prepared to Stop at Any Moment

°° […] intersection, a roadwork sign warned: BE PREPARED TO STOP AT ANY MOMENT. I felt my jaw dropping. It sounded like a warning, and also a reminder, as if I needed one, that most likely I wouldn’t be hearing […] ° At all times, remain alert Whether alert to the monster I’s mutterings, Or […]

Disorderly [conduct] Tiles

The thing you never notice The tiles on the floor They run in checkered patterns Line borders Maintain the veneer of the clock-world Whitish speckle, perfect level, hard concrete for your toes Until one day, you’ve noticed someone took a special touch Made it more inviting, de-institutioned your morning rush