poetry, Uncategorized

Sit and Wait

Keep me here a little while protect me from the strange recirculating stories that sabotage this place. Fear patrols the bars that hold the masses by the base with intellect and reason and death's demonic face. Viral plague outruns the race of economic gain at least for a little while we sit around and wait.… Continue reading Sit and Wait

Reflections on Humanity, Uncategorized

12 Ideas for Reducing Stress During Social Isolation

We are facing extraordinary and uncertain times as human beings. The Corona Storm, or coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, is history in the making. It has triggered our collective fear of death which is causing a ripple effect of behavioral changes, leading to the mass cancellation of events and closure of businesses. There is much talk about… Continue reading 12 Ideas for Reducing Stress During Social Isolation

poetry

Panic

Running for the door Running out of time, Running round in circles Running toward the light. A stone thrown in the water scatters all of the fish, A robber among the crowd separates the anxious. Fear seeps into every corner and surrounds us on all sides, Trapped by our own panic there is no place… Continue reading Panic

poetry

Different Bird

A flock of feathered friends gather 'round the feast, telling jokes and stories, bantering with great ease. Along comes a scruffy one who wants to join the fun. He squeaks a touching tune but the others turn and run. Different feathers, different tune, different all around. The little bird takes refuge in the morning sun.… Continue reading Different Bird

Reflections on Culture, Uncategorized

Daring to be DIFFERENT

Why is it so common for us to be encouraged either directly or in very subtle ways to fit in with our peers? We can be made to feel bad for standing out in a crowd, whether it is how our bodies look, how we dress, or what we believe. We can also feel uncomfortable… Continue reading Daring to be DIFFERENT

poetry

I Desire

I desire love's touch swimming in the sea. I desire fabled riches buried out of reach. I will build a boat so that I can sail across the sea. I will dig a hole until I dig too deep. Life in search of these things feels purposeful and grand, yet the peacefulness I seek seems… Continue reading I Desire

Reflections on Life

When freedom and duty are one

I have been struggling most of my life with a sense of obligation to others and a self-imposed pressure to please others. It creates stress in the body which I am certain contributes to at least two ailments. I would like to attain complete spiritual freedom, heal this body, and leave behind the stress that… Continue reading When freedom and duty are one

Reflections on Humanity

How can we cultivate hope?

There are many good reasons to be concerned for humanity these days. Runaway climate change, impending WWIII, and the (possible but unlikely) Zombie Apocalypse just to name a few. We don't have to look far for the signs. For example, wildfires are blazing like never seen before in Australia. The U.S. recently ordered the assassination… Continue reading How can we cultivate hope?

Short Stories

Escaping the Prison of Your Mind

The struggle to find peace and happiness within ourselves can feel like an uphill battle. As a teenager, I was incredibly socially awkward and self-conscious. Happiness was fleeting as a sideways comment from a friend could bring me down. In art class in high school, I painted an image of a naked young woman curled… Continue reading Escaping the Prison of Your Mind