Category Archives: philosophy

“Livin’ the Life” by Richard F. Yates

There exists a FORCE in our universe that delights in ironic trickery, that plays FAST and LOOSE with coincidence, and that TORMENTS those without the ability to see humor in the potentially tragic. The TRICKSTER GOD is real! (Though possibly … Continue reading

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“The Gesture” by Richard F. Yates

All we have is the gesture. As an average citizen, a not-born-rich, not particularly athletic, not super intelligent, not well trained, DEFINITELY NOT LUCKY, average human being, I’ll never have my artwork in the Louvre, and I’ll never be on … Continue reading

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“Lest We Forget” by Richard F. Yates

[This bit below is from the introduction to the first Primitive Collection. I’ve always been enchanted by stories of people going to see the Sex Pistols in concert and saying things like, “That was awful! I could do better than … Continue reading

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“Someday” by Charlie Centipede

Someday, it will have always been this way. —Charlie Centipede

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“Life is…” by Charlie Centipede

Life is a succession of Nothings. Some are funnier than the others. (These are the ones that I like.) —Richard F. Yates

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“Resistance” by Charlie Centipede

Resistance isn’t futile. It’s ESSENTIAL. —Charlie Centipede

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“Theory” by Richard F. Yates

Working under the theory today that everyone else is real, and I’m just a dream… —Richard F. Yates

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“The New Nonsense – Primitive Manifesto #2” by Richard F. Yates

—1. Declaration of Primitivity I am a primitive. True, I use computers and cell phones and automobiles and electronic readers and electronic banking… You would probably have to call me a PLUGGED-IN primitive, but I’m primitive where it counts. I … Continue reading

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“Guilt Falls from the Sky” by Charlie Centipede

No matter how much you ask forgiveness, as long as you think you still HAVE to ask forgiveness, you’ll continue to feel guilty. Indifference is the key to happiness. —Charlie Centipede

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“Stop What You’re Doing!” by Richard F. Yates

All of you, right now. Stop what you’re doing, (it’s probably not that important anyway) and listen to me. You have to MAKE SOMETHING! A story, a poem, an essay, a picture, a quilt, a painting, a journal entry, a … Continue reading

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