If I should die, before WE wake…

If you have managed to avoid seriously contemplating your own mortality in the midst of a global pandemic, well, good for you, I guess…? I’m a philosopher and, as such, contemplation of my own mortality is a thing I’ve done for years. Our collective “situation” has merely made my interrogation of the topic somewhat moreContinue reading “If I should die, before WE wake…”

Earth Day 50 Rant

It’s the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day and, as much as I’d prefer to celebrate all the progress we’d like to think we’ve made, there is overwhelming evidence that many of the “Green Solutions” we’ve been sold are also devastating our natural world. Biomass, solar & wind energy, in particular, are extremely problematicContinue reading “Earth Day 50 Rant”

Conflict, Hope, and Healing

“Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” -Augustine of Hippo After a few days of reflection in which there was no communication between us, my father and I had a long conversation yesterday.Continue reading “Conflict, Hope, and Healing”

Flattening the Pyramids (Part 7)

Note: As in previous posts, it makes more sense to start at Part 1 for greater understanding of the overall context. All content is based on my perspective as an adult remembering and reflecting upon my childhood experiences. Any commentary on what may have been the thoughts of experiences other parties involved is, admittedly, conjecture,Continue reading “Flattening the Pyramids (Part 7)”

Dreams from Quarantine

I fall asleep on the couch each night while trying to watch some escapist film meant to help me lay down the weight of this infected world which was heavy enough before we released Coronavirus from the wild like a tiger we thought we could tame with loved ones I know and those I don’tContinue reading “Dreams from Quarantine”

An Open Letter to Young People

Believe it or not, you are loved. Most adults truly and sincerely love children and youth and want what is best for you. The trouble is, many adults have been convinced that material things are more important than a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment in our individual houses and our collective home, Planet Earth. WeContinue reading “An Open Letter to Young People”

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My back is bentaching from strainso heavythis loadMy legs are strongmoving towardpurposeso driventhis soulMy arms are openstretching everoutwardso urgentthis acheMy heart is tornthreatening to breakso exquisitethis loveMy mind is clearholding onto truthso brilliantthis lightMy dreams are vividlycreating worlds ofthe possiblefrom pureimaginedpeaceno regardfor limitationsor laments forwhatneverwasMy essence connectswith the powerand promiseof that which the spirit knowsyetContinue reading “ad vitam”

(not) long ago

(not) long ago my great-great grandmother great-great aunts and uncles multitudes of unknown cousins my ancestors targeted oppressed encamped  (not) long ago your great-great grandfather great-great aunts and uncles multitudes of unnamed cousins your ancestors targeted oppressed enslaved  (not) long ago our indigenous relatives native aunts and uncles multitudes of unseen cousins our ancestors targeted oppressed exterminated  (not) long from now our great-great grandchildren great-great nieces and nephews multitudes of unborn cousins our progeny targeted? oppressed? endangered? extinct?  or  freeā€¦ 

My Days

I spend my days thinking.   Observing.   Listening.   Talking.   Reading.   Watching.  And thinking some more.  What is going on?  Who is to blame?  What can I do?  Where will this lead?  What does it all mean?  I spend my days worried.  Angry.  Sad.  Emboldened.  Righteous.  Inspired.  And worried some more.  How will we survive?  When will weContinue reading “My Days”