Flash fiction: Fire and Earth

Originally posted on Jordan Castillo Price:
“You’ve got the perfect hands for clay, Tony.” David dragged his wet fingertips along my knuckles in a slippery caress. He always knew the right thing to say, and still he managed to come up with some real stunners. I had a worker’s hands, tough and callused, with soil…

Philosophical Musings

Originally posted on Blessed are the Poor in Spirit:
“In relation to their systems most sytematisers are like a man who builds an enormous castle and lives in a shack close by; they do not live in their own enormous systematic buildings. But spiritually that is a decisive objection. Spiritually speaking a man’s thought must…

Ten Eclectic Aphorisms

Originally posted on Blessed are the Poor in Spirit:
I. True zeal is not fanaticism, but is, properly speaking steadfastness, patience, endurance. II. The best books are always plain, but firmly bound on the outside whilst being rich in wisdom on the inside–so too the best men. III. The wealthy man despairs over his vain…

Concerning the Fire

Originally posted on Blessed are the Poor in Spirit:
Stephanie called me in a panic; as one can imagine, dealing with something like this first hand can be quite the experience. An experience that many will thankfully not have to go through. Nevertheless, after a failed attempt at deep-frying–and throwing water on a grease fire–I…