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Arm Yourself To The Hilt

Arm Yourself To The Hilt

That’s what comes from being well read. One already knows all the verses and the tricks of fate. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón Experience, it is said, is the best teacher. If not actual experience then virtual experience. The memory injection presaged by the movie ‘The Matrix’ is not an option…yet. So, the next best experience is […]

The Terrorists Are Among Us

The Terrorists Are Among Us

Once the business of food and home has been solved, the next thing humans strive for are reasons to feel superior to others, and resources with which to demonstrate their superiority. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón One, two, I am better than you. Three, four, get the hell out my door. Five, six, you belong with the […]

Past Future and Future Past

Past Future and Future Past

After a particular point in a man’s life, his future is invariably in his past. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón If my future is in my past, does it follow that my past is my future? Feels like a temporal paradox! Better call the Doctor. I think Carlos meant a person’s past is the foundation of the […]

Screaming Assholes

Screaming Assholes

Truth is the rubbish people come up with when they think they know something. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón If the current political climate, shit storm climate that is, is any indication, rarely is perceived truth confused with factual truth. Most truths are the toyetic wishing of people unable to admit their fantasy is founded on an […]

The Introvert End of the Pool

The Introvert End of the Pool

The cure for loneliness, they say, is solitude. ~William Atkins It seems counterintuitive that one must walk alone for long stretches to overcome a fear of loneliness. It’s like saying one must stay awake for weeks to defeat chronic insomnia or binge drink bourbon to cure alcoholism. I began addressing my fear of being alone […]

Wander, Wander, Wander

Wander, Wander, Wander

I live in perpetual wonder, a state of awe bordering on the mystical as if I was continually in the presence of an almighty deity whose every breath imparted mystery and wisdom. The awe is not for nature, though the natural world tickles my kibbles. Not so much for manmade objects despite my spending thousands […]

A Nation of Christians or Peterians?

A Nation of Christians or Peterians?

There’s nothing militant about Jesus. I don’t read anything like that in any of the gospels. Peter drew his sword and cut off the servant’s ear, and Jesus said, “Put back thy sword, Peter.” But Peter has had his sword out and at work ever since. ~Joseph Campbell On this Christmas Day, 25 Dec 2018, […]

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