Communication

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 […]

When Are Words Sacred?

When Are Words Sacred?

Outside of me speaks the sacred language of fire The other part understands in broken heart. ~Joy Harjo I marvel at ancient petroglyphs and wonder, at what point does language become sacred? Is it when the words represent spiritual ululations to the Gods? Is it when we beseech the heavens to take the cup of […]

When A Heart Smiles

When A Heart Smiles

Men don’t inhabit a country; we inhabit a language. ~Jaume Cabré Is a country simply a land mass bounded by contiguous borders? Or is it the collective humans identifying with each other based on a common understanding of an ideal as expressed in language? Or a desire for a unifying goal, an incorporation of a […]

Avoiding A Monkey Fucking

Avoiding A Monkey Fucking

I pretended not to hear him, although mentally I wished him a monkey fucking. ~Roberto Bolaño One of the coping mechanisms I learned from my father was extreme avoidance. “Ignore it and it will go away.” “Pretend it did not happen.” “Never talk about it.” Conflict is avoided in the short term but the underlying […]

The Agony of Minutiae

The Agony of Minutiae

We were together. I forget the rest. ~Walt Whitman I am a gist person. A sensor of essence. A smeller of feels. A feeler of auras. Ask me to recount a movie and you will be lucky to hear more than a few words. To recount an entire paragraph is an anomaly as rare as […]

Slaying the Empathy Troll

Slaying the Empathy Troll

A great conversationalist and rapport builder will put the entire focus on the other individual. ~Robin Dreeke Following years of embodying the social adeptness of an internally focused Engineer uncomfortable with verbal human interaction, I believed I broke out of the mold and was making solid human connections through dynamic dialogue. Until, much to my […]

Throwing Gifts Into The Heavens

Throwing Gifts Into The Heavens

There is a universal longing for the freedom to express oneself. ~David Olson All people are filled with a deep longing undergirding their psyche, buttressed by the desire for freedom in society wherein self-expression can be voiced without fear of being shamed, without fear by of being arrested by the career criminals in power. For […]

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