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Ben Sen commented on Doc Vega's blog post Deep Thoughts For Your Friday
"You still don't have a life--when are you going to get one?"
Jul 27
Ben Sen commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Are Millennials More Savvy Than Their Grandparents, or Abysmally Ignorant?
"I don't think real change begins on the political level.  It ends there, if at all.  The evolution within the culture is much more important, and in our religious beliefs, as you indicate.  "Science" shares a lot with…"
Jul 27
Ben Sen commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Are Millennials More Savvy Than Their Grandparents, or Abysmally Ignorant?
"They're young, and I think they'll learn.  The same as my generation did, at least to some degree.  Then there are those who of course will never wake up, but luckily we have a mandatory social security system, and as long as…"
Jul 27
Ben Sen commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Are Millennials More Savvy Than Their Grandparents, or Abysmally Ignorant?
"They're young, and I think they'll learn.  The same as my generation did, at least to some degree.  Then there are those who of course will never wake up, but luckily we have a mandatory social security system, and as long as…"
Jul 27
Ben Sen commented on Ben Sen's blog post Dreaming at My Age
"What my poem is to you, and what my poem is to myself are two different things, and they each need to be respected in my view.  I wrote this poem mostly because I had to.  I don't know how many years its been in me, but its time…"
Jul 27
Ben Sen commented on Doc Vega's blog post The America We thought We Knew Part II
"Who hurt you?"
Jul 22
Maui Surfer commented on Ben Sen's blog post Dreaming
"I know, somehow, one day I walked right past you on the Lower East Side or maybe it was on the steps at Grand Central, wish I would have known you then ... beautiful piece of work here."
Jul 20
moki ikom commented on Ben Sen's blog post Dreaming
"Fortunately not near as often as not there's "a dispossession dream" pattern i wake up from that encourages  me toward cultivating a greater appreciation for my reality, mundane and tedious as that reality not infrequently…"
Jul 20
Ben Sen commented on Doc Vega's blog post Time For Another Installment of DEEP THOUGHTS
"Did you get your medicaid card yet, and remember to pick up your welfare check this month?"
Jun 5
Ben Sen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Preparing for WWIII
"If it isn't religion, it's religion's cousin: ideology.  In the case of Israel, the raped became the raper and there'e no end to their vengeance in sight."
May 18
Ben Sen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Preparing for WWIII
"In the responses I've now seen on Facebook and elsewhere from Jewish and non-Jewish liberal friends, the tide has now turned further against Israel and the division on the issue is more decisive.  I've also seen speeches in the…"
May 17
Ben Sen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Preparing for WWIII
"The Israelis are now murdering men, women and children, crippling as many as they can.  Yes, they're not killing all of them, only those they can target.  Shame on them and all those who enable them by not admitting their crimes and…"
May 16
Ben Sen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Preparing for WWIII
"It's ethnic cleansing, interpreted as such by elected officials in governments all over the world, except here in the US where AIPAC has intimidated our politicians.  A superior military force under the direction of their government is…"
May 16
Ben Sen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Preparing for WWIII
"The term genocide, as I have been informed about it, came into use after World War II when laws were promulgated in the international court, and the UN, then at Nuremberg the first trials came about and convictions based upon "crimes against…"
May 16
Ben Sen commented on alsoknownas's blog post Preparing for WWIII
"It doesn't sound strange for a Jew to be against the mass slaughter of unarmed protesters.  It sounds like self-preservation to me given how much hatred toward Jews it will inspire. The question now is really how many Palestinians are…"
May 15
Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"Israel isn't the only example of the perpetrated becoming the perpetrator, not now, and certainly not in world history.  It is, however, the most obvious example currently given the Holocaust, and how long and how devastating their…"
Apr 20

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Dreaming at My Age

Posted on July 20, 2018 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

When you've reached my age,

and know you're a dot,

like the sands of the Ganges,

indistinguishable from innumberable other dots,…

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Dreaming

Posted on July 20, 2018 at 11:14am 2 Comments

DREAMING

When you know you're a dot,

indistinguishable from trillions of other dots,

tiny, insignificant dots,

it can be hard to …

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The Rubber Chef

Posted on April 1, 2018 at 5:00am 5 Comments

(The following is a biographical excerpt from my book GROWING UP TOGETHER.  It's not in the edition currently circulating, but will be in the next.  I publish this on the week my mother died two years ago.  Mom would have been 96 on April 2nd.  We buried her on her 94th birthday.  I think she'd have gotten a kick out of this section.  Certainly, she wouldn't have denied it.)

     It cannot be said we had a home without strife.  There were a number of reasons,…

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My Immortal Soul: A Moldy Piece of Cheese

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 9:00am 5 Comments

(The following is from my book, GROWING UP TOGETHER.  It isn't in the sample copy currently circulating.  I look forward to comments how you envision your soul.  Maybe nobody believes they have a soul any longer.)

     In my childhood imagination, I envisioned the soul as a piece of cheese, like my father ate with lunch on Saturday.  When I broke the commandments in "thought, word, or deed," my soul became covered in a thick, dark mold that was only alleviated when I…

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At 5:05am on May 12, 2017, J.P. Hart said…

" . . .the answer my friend . . ."

At 7:08am on October 9, 2016, Ned Netterville said…

Is a pleasure to be invited.  Who knows, may even be the nudge toward writing again I've needed.  The call of the blank page seems to have reactivated.  Thank you.

At 8:49pm on November 17, 2015, SeventhSister said…

Thanks, Ben!

At 2:12pm on November 4, 2015, mary gravitt said…

Thank you for becoming my friend.  I don't always answer right away because I don't have internet at home.

Mary

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