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 …

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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, …

We Are The River

Emotional energy flows like water. Our individual lives are the path of a single drop, while our families are just a trickle. Our neighborhoods are creeks, our communities are streams, this nation is a mighty river, and the world is an ocean with many different currents, warm tidal pools and cold dark depths. Terror attacks, …

O, the calamity!

O, the calamity it is to celebrate suffering. Like a badge of honor. Permission to punish. Absolution of immaturity. Growth requires work that is not seen by anyone. Impossible in a society where success is measured by praise.