In the last few years and especially with the advent of Covid-19 and the suffering caused on a global scale by it, we are belatedly becoming aware that the ideals our trusted educators taught us to accept are not altogether indisputable. Generations have lived out their lifespans believing in fallacies…
(Thoughts without corroborating empirical references)
The core of what makes us human is our need for belonging. It is our greatest strength and, at the same time, our greatest weakness.
Since we first walked this earth, we have given our allegiance, to family, friends, and tribe. When we keep these…
A man of ancient times
Known for his wisdom
From a time revered
Spoke with studied irreverence
Against what we hold to be true
A thing we fought for
A goal still caught in strife
A man, a common man, to determine his fate
Power to the people
The fire in the concrete
Suffocates the world
The heat under my naked feet
Asphalt burning through my soul
Strips away my humanity
Like skin shredding from a flayed corpse
Those that pass by step over me
They should know better
But they have been blinded by the lies
The Three Monkeys of Climate Change
The silence around the devastating effects of climate change now and in the near future remains a mystery to me. Or maybe not.
They tell us to trust in our democratically elected governments. They have our interest at heart. They represent us ‘we the…
To the Detriment of Humanity
The more I think about it; the stronger becomes my opinion that the Alpha male, here used in its common usage, not as its originator, David Mech, intended, is the actual genie in the bottle, the entity confined to Pandora’s box.
I have not researched…
The world is presently caught up and consumed by the effects of Covid-19, and rightly so. It has caused over 400,000 deaths worldwide, untold suffering, virtual economic breakdown, and widespread alterations to our long taken for granted social habits. To my understanding, however, as terrible as this pandemic is, we…
Where are our visionary leaders? Our Moses — our Martin Luther King Jnr? If they are out there, so far they have been ominously silent. We need their voices and energy more than ever. This unprecedented crisis that we are enduring has pulled back the covers from two blatantly obvious…
I was thinking. These thoughts are a bit random, I admit, and in no way has led to a comprehensive thesis, but it has raised questions in my mind.
We are being manipulated — our thoughts, our actions, our hopes and dreams. I know. Already it begins to sound like…
The wooden door crashed inwards. An act of explosive and intrusive violence. The sharp sound of splintered wood cracking around the room. The two women within froze, stunned into petrified silence and immobility. Their domestic harmony and private space shattered and violated. The two small children, still at…