We Get The Leaders We Deserve

We Get The Leaders We Deserve

History has proven repeatedly that lunatics will rise to power again and again on tidal waves of aggressive nationalism and intolerance. ~Dan Brown Why is it that lunatics seem to rise to power instead of the sane, the loving, instead of those leaders caring more for people than stroking their own egos until every citizen […]

When Saffron Turns Evil

When Saffron Turns Evil

Thirty thousand saffron parakeets with steel talons and bloodied beaks, all squawking together. ~Arundhati Roy When I see saffron, I experience peace, calmness, inner tranquility, soul serenity. Saffron is silence floating along a Thai beach, bare footprints in white sand filled with water by a gentle surf at sunrise while aromatic delicacies are cooking over […]

The Golden Rule is a Study in Self-Centeredness

The Golden Rule is a Study in Self-Centeredness

Golden Rule: Treat others as you wish to be treated. Many of us have had the Golden Rule drilled into our heads from an early age. It has existed in one form or another since the ancient Egyptians proclaimed, “That which you hate to be done to you, do not do to another,“sometime around 2000 […]

Logic Is Illogical

Logic Is Illogical

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. ~Kahlil Gibran Spock, the supremely logical half human being, is not the answer I believed in my youth. The answer to what? The answer to life, the universe, everything. Any encountered situation could be handled by the unemotional application […]

Building Souls Is My Responsibility

Building Souls Is My Responsibility

When you express belief in people, it goes right to their souls. It gives them hope. ~John Maxwell. During my early years, I was not a believer in people. I resided deeply on the side of people as a burden to be avoided. My chosen profession, Engineering, was a career path I believed would be […]

Attacking the Unfamiliar

Attacking the Unfamiliar

Homes and businesses in Beijing, as in the most of China, open to the South, allowing the sun to pour in the attributes of yang: daylight, refuge, goodness, light. ~Lisa See In China, doors open to the South Sun, the Yang Sun. The Navajo tradition is for homes to open to the East Sun, the […]

Dream Bubbles

Dream Bubbles

Patches of partially forgotten dreams hovering in his mind. ~Qiu Xiaolong I catch glimpses of my long forgotten dreams when they float out of the emptiness, bubble into consciousness, a floating bubble, a soap bubble of translucent liquid hopes reflecting sunlight possibilities filtering through a partially open window, a bubble that pops and is immediately […]

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