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Memories: Cruel or Compassionate?

Memories: Cruel or Compassionate?

Memories are worse than bullets. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón A bullet pierces the chest wall, scrambles the heart before blowing through the back leaving a spreading sanguine pool. Its work is done. An instant of pain, maybe, followed by an eternity outside the clutches of time. Memories can be crueler. They have the power to blood […]

Painful Mirrors

Painful Mirrors

Truth is often accompanied by intense pain, and almost no one is looking for painful truths. ~Haruki Murakami The truth about painful truth is that it is the truth we need to walk through to overcome the pain from the avoided truth. The process requires us to let go of the subtly painful lies we […]

America The Addicted

America The Addicted

Evil has no place, it seems, in our national mythology. We erase it. We use ellipses. We salute ourselves and take pride in America the white knight, American the Lone Ranger, America’s sleek laser guided weaponry beating up on Sadam and his legion of devils. ~Tim O’Brien The first step to managing an addiction is […]

None Of Us Is Normal In The Head

None Of Us Is Normal In The Head

It was clear that Polito wasn’t right in the head. Who is when you get right down to it. ~Roberto Bolaño For most of my life, I knew I was different than the ‘normal’ people. The only redhead in eight grades of my school & teased because the color was abnormal and I was covered […]

I Am Finally Human

I Am Finally Human

You got to cry without weeping, Talk without speaking, Scream without raising your voice. ~U2 Why do humans, under intense emotions, spill liquid pain or melted joy from their eyes? Does agonizing sorrow, all-consuming ecstasy create a bubbling cauldron in a being forcing the salt-laden water to escape the body for fear of being caught […]

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 […]

Deroot Your Mind

Deroot Your Mind

His mind stopped, like a dead clock, and he was still living with the ideas that were in his head when the clock stopped, showing the same time forever. ~V.S. Naipul Most people are open to new ideas, alternate realities until they reach maybe 18 years of age or until they graduate from University at […]

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