David A Olson

I Exist. I Think.

I Exist. I Think.

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am. ~Sylvia Plath I exist, I think. I have memories, but they are so blurred by time, I no longer am able to determine if they are real plumbed depths of personal history exposing artifacts from […]

The Knowing Begins

The Knowing Begins

My heart has more rooms in it than a whore house. ~Gabriel García Márquez I have lost count of the chambers in my heart ravaged by betrayal, cauterized by knife incised pain, cavities left permanently incapable of feeling any facet of love, rooms utterly useless for Zen presence. I wish my heart was also free […]

Love Is Not Ultimate Reality

Love Is Not Ultimate Reality

Love is a striking example of how little reality means to us. ~Marcel Proust Contemporary society depicts love as the ultimate reality, the single source of truth cutting through falsehoods, the source of ultimate knowledge. It is portrayed as pure truth in million dollar moves, in novel after novel, in the poetry of the mystic […]

My Existence is Proved in My Writings

My Existence is Proved in My Writings

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily remembrance of things as they were. ~Marcel Proust As much as I would like to pretend otherwise, my mind has never been a steel trap capable of holding facts for quick retrieval…unless the information was completely meaningless trivia. I tend to grasp gists of experiences with details pouring […]

Christianity and ‘The Donald’ Are Incompatible (aka: Christian Hypocrisy)

Christianity and ‘The Donald’ Are Incompatible (aka: Christian Hypocrisy)

Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian. ~Herman Melville The greatest detriment to the growth of Christianity is self-proclaimed Christians who preach Jesus with their words while denying Him with their actions. Hypocrisy in action. The Hypocrite. This is not just my proclamation. I have heard it expressed by Christian preachers […]

Competition Drives Organizational Stupidification

Competition Drives Organizational Stupidification

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. ~Herman Melville The problem with failure is not the act of failing, it is the stigma hung on failure by a society most which have never tried anything difficult. Society is fixated on the dualism of first or worst. They no longer acknowledge […]

Books Unlock Our Hidden Doors

Books Unlock Our Hidden Doors

Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s self. ~Franz Kafka Books, books, books. My Goodreads reading list shows more five-star rated books than I have friends I would rate as five-star friends. It’s more a reflection on me than on humanity. I enjoy reading more than I […]

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