the open sky

the great blue sky
lets all birds fly

it’s inclusive
not illusive

it gives each bird the chance
to do the skyborne dance

perched on the edge of tomorrow
is yesteryear’s sorrow

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Planet Names

In keeping with the Kala calendar totems, planet names in Kala are semi-elemental.

tsumakumetal planet — Mercury
nyepakucloud planet — Venus
kaya — Earth
tlatsakufire planet — Mars
itokuwood planet — Jupiter
kenakucircle planet — Saturn
kutankaeagle planet — Uranus
panakurain planet — Neptune
honukuturtle planet — Pluto

The suffix -ku indicates a planet, or large land area. Mars can also be called ketlaku (red planet). Saturn is named for its rings. Pluto is included but is recognized as a dwarf planet and can be called honuhiku (little turtle planet). The word kaya simply means earth and is taken from Gaia.

a silly wish

I don’t want to travel to the future to see the flying cars, self-replicating pizza, or sex robots…no, I want to go to see the society that has forgotten tribalism, ancient fairy tales, and the entire notion of “us vs them”.

David Jablow

https://davidjablow.com/

Mister Jablow’s art is the best type of provocative. It forces one to reconsider preconceived notions, mostly about morality and cultural norms.

My favorite example of his work is:

Innocuous enough, until he takes it in a wondrously detailed direction:

Whether his work is a commentary on society, or simply a jab at things commonly thought of as banal, it serves the viewer a helping of introspection, and in doing so pointedly wets one’s appetite for more.

Wisdom from Leonard Nimoy

asa kue niuahi amahilo uampe pala ehe tomepak pa’e motohue
life like garden-DIM time-DIM-PL perfect can.be but preserve-ABIL-NEG except.for memory-LOC

Kala Phrase


ke kanyom yauapatlek uahe yauam kanyopatlek tamaha
O question-PL answer-ABIL-REL-NEG instead.of answer-PL question-ABIL-REL-NEG good-AUG
Better to have unanswerable questions than unquestionable answers.

This is a paraphrase of a Richard Feynman quote.

an appeal

Don’t give into the temptation to battle wits with an unarmed buffoon.