April 2nd, 2013 § Comments Off on Slomped § permalink


Driving the bus.  4 minutes down on my third trip of the day.  The 4th trip at 8:30 can be crazy on a Tuesday.  All the kids go to their Tuesday classes, I guess.  I say to myself, “I better pick up these 4 minutes or I’m going to get slomped.”

“Slomped.”  Where did that come from?  I thought about it for a few seconds and figured it must have been some kind of a synthesizing double elision between “slammed” and “stomped”.  I thought about John Lennon’s advice to George Harrison about finding the right word for a lyric – “you just keep saying the line over and over and saying whatever comes to mind in the empty place.”

Something in the way she moves

Attracts me like a rutabega


I thought of Pete Maravich’s game when no one, least of all Pistol Pete, knew what physical genius was about to instantiate.

Stevie Wonder’s melisma.  Charlie Parker’s phrasing.

And then I thought, “hey, I bet my elision was actually between ‘slammed’ and ‘swamped’.”  I hadn’t even had immediate access to my own thought processes in retrospect.

Take a flyer.

Trust the universes to provide for the completion of the gesture.

Embark upon the worthy gesture at a moments notice.

Here lies Genius.




November 11th, 2012 § Comments Off on theWheel § permalink

How bout like a multimedia Twitter sorta?



November 11th, 2012 § Comments Off on theWheel § permalink


Technology and time march on, and I rethink theWheel yet again.

What if theWheel is a place to post provocative nuggets – bits of Torque, that then can spin off into Twitter and Daily Kos and the Dish and whatever else develops? theWheel proper is not where you go to digest the Torque.

Who posts to theWheel? Whoever I say can post, with the strong presumption being against inclusion.  I will think about this.

Are comments open?  Yes, but just to the relatively tiny Wheel community of posters.

Now that Obama has won reelection, the world’s wavefront has collapsed to a new, and for me, more promising reality.

This post is too big.

The Servant Economy

August 19th, 2012 § Comments Off on The Servant Economy § permalink

I do believe this stuff rings true…start at 26:30 or so. This guy is telling the truth.


June 17th, 2012 § Comments Off on Wow. § permalink

Watch this. Amazing.

Robert Reich: Public vs. Private Morality

May 17th, 2012 § Comments Off on Robert Reich: Public vs. Private Morality § permalink

Wow. Robert Reich nails it. Watch this video. Share this video.


March 10th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

I found this at THE DISH.  Beautiful.  Put on some headphones, go to full screen and enjoy…

INSPIRATIONS from Cristóbal Vila on Vimeo.

Now look at the wire frames…

INSPIRATIONS Wireframes from Cristóbal Vila on Vimeo.

I Hope I May Be Of Some Service To You

February 19th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Hello to all.  I’ve not been posting regularly to theWheel for some time now.  I’ve been busy.  Well, I’m going to continue to be busy, but I think it’s time to start putting some Pods out there again.

Is it because I’m political, and the season is upon us again?  That’s part of it, I suppose.  More than that, I’m thinking that I have thoughts worth communicating to those of you who don’t already know all I have to say.  If you have me all figured out and I’m a waste of your time – perhaps you’re a lot more intelligent than I, and operate on some plane inconceivable to me – well, I guess this site isn’t for you.  On the other hand, if we’re of sufficiently similar compositions that we might profitably interact, this is for you.

I hope I may be of some service to you.

theWheel is awakening.

Gravy Train?

January 24th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s different to see more than a few at a time. Watch the whole train. I don’t know what this means…

Mitt the Ripper

January 15th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Gotta love it…