In a number of meaningful ways, the world as we’ve known it has already ended. We are in “the in-between,” “the upside-down”- the messy middle of an unstoppable, global transformation.
Note: I wrote this opinion piece almost one year ago and am posting it here on the anniversary of the helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant and 8 others. This tragic event took place nearly 2 months before COVID-19 completely upended our collective sense of normalcy and predictability. Tragedy has become ourContinue reading “Reflections on a Tragedy”
Now that 2020 has drawn to a close and the New Year has begun, I am reflecting on the seemingly ubiquitous sentiment that 2021 will bring transformation of our collective pain, loss, and worry. Between the widening availability of COVID-19 vaccinations, the inauguration of a new US Presidential administration, and the prospect of “normalcy” theseContinue reading “Polarity, Paradox, and Possibility”
The great celestial “conjunction” of Saturn and Jupiter was unviewable from my location on Earth but it still happened. I have seen photographic and telegraphic proof but I, myself, didn’t see it directly so, in a way it didn’t happen for me. I think this is an apt metaphor for considering how many events ofContinue reading “Reflections on a Year in My Life- A Holiday Offering”
I invite you to participate in imagining a thriving world with me- a world where justice is normalized and all life is valued as sacred, interconnected, and necessary. A world beyond civilization. Join me and imagine what we can create together. What an amazing adventure!
This post is the product of a series of thoughts I have been having about the nature of charity, the culture of harm in our society, and the objectification of, well, everything. I hope you’ll read beyond the headline to explore these ideas with me. A couple of years ago, I got into an argumentContinue reading “What if Mother Teresa Was a Slut?”
It’s a controversial question, I know, but please hear me out. The most pressing issues of our time have a single common denominator- power. Who has it? How do they use (or, more often, abuse) it? What needs to be done to alleviate the suffering it causes? Upon reflecting on my own life, I haveContinue reading “Why Do We Choose Servitude in the “Land of the Free?””
I am writing to all educators- not merely to the teachers, administrators, and other institutional personnel- but to all parents, caregivers, adults and older youth who are responsible for sharing knowledge and skills with children. I have an uncomfortable, but necessary, truth to share with you. The United States’ education system is failing BY DESIGNContinue reading “An Open Letter to All Educators”
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”
Note: This content, as with the previously posted excerpts, was composed in January 2020. I have not edited any of my original thoughts relative to current events (i.e. COVID-19 pandemic) As I write this, Australia is experiencing the most extreme heatwave and bushfire season in its history, the US military, on order of President DonaldContinue reading “Flattening the Pyramids (Part 5)”