Nostalgia is cowardice. ~Mario Vargas Llosa It is easier to dwell on the familiar past than address the unknown future. There are few mysteries with the past, the remembrance of problems filed smooth by time until they all but disappear and the past is a sanitized fantasy of rainbows and unicorns, a nostalgia bearing little […]
Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation. ~Coretta Scott King The greatest threat to freedom in American is not undocumented immigrants, our unhealthy dependence on fossil fuels, the desert nomads ready to sacrifice for the mythical 72 virgins, or nuclear armageddon at […]
You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die. ~Carlos Fuentes After fits and starts reaching back to my youth with an extended run in my late twenties, I began writing in earnest with my first blog published on 23 Sep 2011, a few months after my 50th birthday.
The most dangerous human masses are those in whose veins the poison of fear has been injected…of the fear of change. ~Octavio Paz I sit in the hibernal darkness on this the Winter Solstice content, nay, happy the days will begin growing longer on the march through Winter into flower popping and songbirds returning from […]
Beyond myself, somewhere, I wait for my arrival. ~Octavio Paz I am out there, somewhere, a chimera on yonder horizon sliding toward blind futures simultaneously keeping the back of my head eyes fixed on the yet to be footsteps, linking was past to will be future. They are always equidistant. Progressing in tandem, never getting […]
No one behind, no one ahead. The path the ancients cleared as closed. And the other path, easy and wide, goes nowhere. I am alone and find my way. ~Octavio Paz I am all for learning from history, standing on the shoulders of giants past to see possible futures. The giant’s view was limited by […]
The thought is a deed. Of all deeds, she fertilizes the world most. ~Emile Zola My mental masturbations spew thought seeds into the moist digital void at an alarming rate…maybe not alarming…let’s say at a steady rate of at least one blog per day for over a year and counting. Dare I say, I write […]