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30th December, 2012
The regular bludgeonings of chance and circumstance are troubles from eternity, and shall not fail. If we remain expectant and persistent, adversity can be born, and if we can we must. Endure to conquer. Root on, little pig, root on…
15th December, 2012
The necessity of nutrition – pig or man, nothing is more interesting than those things that you eat. But while idealism – perfection, utopia, beauty, etc. – is food for the soul, a different mind-set is required to feed our bodies. Our appetites can have ideals, yes, but compromise, workability, and the pragmatism of necessity often play the major role.
29th November, 2012
Being an optimist can be as simple as altering one’s aspect to the world’s commotion, and like the pig, make the best possible use of the present moment’s provisions.
21st November, 2012
Here are some recent additions to the Best Loved Pig Poetry section of the Arnold Ziffel Memorial Library. Poets ask us to consider the pig in the context of nursery rhymes, morals, allegory and more.
15th November, 2012
The only way out is the way through. There is no Muse, or mystical experience that will abide until you build the dream. Both simple sustenance and incredible conceptions are for you to capture, of your own application.
30th October, 2012
The rare fettle of contentment is hard to achieve and maintain. Turn to the contentment of pigs for some examples of how it is a choice not a circumstance, an attitude not a pursuit
15th October, 2012
A dinner toast persists as an eloquent illustration of the whatness in the work of swine, wine and poets.
30th September, 2012
Where are the penitents today, in a world replete with gluttony and the exaltation of ambition? Is it only our perspective that has changed, or are the purging flames but embers?
15th September, 2012
A pig ignites a smile, but is it a smile of appreciation for the wonder of all living things or that of an expectant appetite, eating the pig in anticipation.
30th August, 2012
It is human nature to forever seek comforting illusions that suggest the exacting evils surrounding us are yet susceptible to human control.