The Brain as a Tool

Father: "Time to get up!" Son: "It's too early..." Father: "I will not accept such delay this morning. I want to leave by sunrise." Son: "Why do we have to leave so early?" Father: "We need to get to the Oracle in time. Now get up!" Son: "I don't understand. You wrote your question down …

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The Dodo Birds

"Do we need to get closer for good readings?" "No, this should be good enough." "According to the charts, the called this planet Earth. The stories say it was very beautiful." "Yes. Unfortunately, it is just a rock now." "Picking up anything interesting?" "No life, as we had assumed. We are getting an idea of …

Finding Peace

(A geopolitical perspective) A boy stands atop a small hill of dirt in an otherwise flat and grassy yard. He is set like a crouching wrestler, waiting for the next assault. There are three other boys taking turns trying to get to the top of the hill. One by one they go up the hill, …