GLEANINGS FROM ISLANDS OF NOTHINGNESS

 

There is something odd when deemed essential,

To know “Being and Time” is quite consequential,

When “Fear and Trembling” is a definite requisite,

To understand that faith and logic are quite the opposite,

When Nietzsche is the norm, I am wont to say,

That Kierkegaard and Heidegger may wish to pray,

If I embrace Nietzsche’s form of existentialism,

I am asked to abandon my God and Catholicism,

I am at a loss to deeply understand,

‘Being-in-the-world’ or ‘ready-at-hand’,

Yet I attempt to wrap  .  .  .  my mind around,

The weird  .  .  . no! occult, philosophies found,

In books with odd titles, sections and phrases too,

With awkward writing, strange thoughts, not a few,

Husserl suggested that we parenthesize,

Heidegger insisted we consider our demise,

He was also the master of the hyphenatic,

While some say Nietzsche was quite syphilitic,

The great Ponty-ficator discusses mechanisms of our body,

While Sartre’s ‘sex’ is read by boys in the potty,

For us Bourgeoisie to understand why we are here,

Isn’t it simply to evolve above fear?

Simply weird or mad, of which I am not quite sure,

They continue the attempt to find a human cure,

To gain understanding of the “other” at all cost?

To help those souls who appear to be lost?

To carry on with our lives are we asking too much?

To critique self-centered writings, sophism and such?

 

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About Waldo "Wally" Tomosky

I am proud of my work life (not the jobs, just the work).  Bait monger  Lawn mower  Paper boy  Windshield cleaner in a drive-in theater (if you don't know what a drive-in theater is there is no sense in you reading any farther)  Snack shack janitor in a drive in theater (ditto for drive-in theater)  Milling machine clean-up boy in a tool and die shop  Plastic injection press operator  Centurion in the US Army  Factory hand  Apprentice boy  Tool and die maker  Software user manual writer  Computer programmer  Ex-patriate par excellence  Engineering manager  Software test manager  Retiree  University administrator  System analyst  Retiree (2nd try)  Licensed amateur paleontologist  Retiree (3rd try)  Shovel bum (archaeology)  Retiree (4th try)  Delivery driver  Retiree (5th try)  Graduate student (skipped AA and BA due to the level of difficulty)  Retiree (finally got the drift of it) I have been writing for fourteen years and have fifteen books on Amazon/Kindle. Some horror, some twisted, some experimental, some essay and a few historical. I think that now I will really, really, really retire and just write. Lets see if I can do retirement correctly this time!
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