Ignorance and Want … to Truth and Balance

For those of us who celebrate Christmas in any way, or are at least somewhat touched by the sentiments of the season, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is hauntingly emblazoned into our collective memory. Treatments of the original novella, in the form of books, plays, movies, animated videos and various re-interpretations are as ubiquitousContinue reading “Ignorance and Want … to Truth and Balance”

The Pearl Diver

Because I want something like thisTo never have happenedTo ever happenOr to ever happen againAnd I want the human race to be the only one I will pearl dive Because I want to knowWho fired the first shotBecause I want to knowWho fired the secondThe third, the fourth, the fifthAnd why? And what happened whenContinue reading “The Pearl Diver”

The Spectacle and the Substance

The unforgiving torrent of information that bombards us on a daily basis – photos, events, news, marketing, entertainment, memes, spiritual inspiration, motivational quotes, comments, and more – flood us relentlessly through our glowing screens. Many, feeling exhausted or overwhelmed, decide to add their voice to the ocean of data bytes and announce that they areContinue reading “The Spectacle and the Substance”

Skeletons Dance

 I always thought it would be cool to see your own skeleton … x-rays are a step in that direction … but not nearly the complete experience. But it’s not the eyeholes or jaw dropping without muscles and ligaments attached kind of thrill I’m after … it’s the truth I’m after … the truth ofContinue reading “Skeletons Dance”

Insurrection Incarnation

“How bad is it?” She peered through her black, thick-rimmed glasses as she shifted elegantly in the soft leather seat. “Badly” Rai returned matter-of-factly. “You okay?” Simone was as close to a guardian angel as they came. She knew instinctually when people were in pain, distress, or even slightly out of balance, and could timeContinue reading “Insurrection Incarnation”

Thankful for Not Belonging

All my life, I always got along with different groups but never felt completely myself in any one. Any group, occupation or title always felt like it was selling me short, or incomplete, never a perfect fit … it became one of my core philosophical questions: Why do I feel discontent, not at home, inContinue reading “Thankful for Not Belonging”

The GameStop Lesson

The “Reddit GameStop Surge” in late January and early February has become a cultural phenomenon. And as the energy of these events defaults to the lowest common denominator sentiment, the spectacle is eclipsing the substance. Our understanding gets muddled, and the lessons are often distorted into less than helpful, or even harmful ones in theContinue reading “The GameStop Lesson”