In the Rut

I have a history of underachievement. Maybe by societal standards I’ve done alright in my life’s pursuits at a broad level. I’ve achieved a bachelor’s degree, I’ve traveled as much as I’ve really desired, and I am just now getting past mediocre levels at the skills and hobbies I’ve set out to learn. This is […]

Language: A Toxic Relationship

Language. The instrument to which we owe our success. In most any human endeavor Have we depended on this tool. And yet, This is The instrument we have cultivated To successfully Destroy Our capacity for Understanding. An inescapable trap, A contradiction sewn into our Development. Our nature. To witness And to discover the nature of […]

Compassion: After the Fall

Alive After the Fall — Read on —- living in fear has the advantage of having everything makes sense to you. Unfortunately, having everything makes sense to you does not mean that you are making sense. We should have compassion for those so afraid of reality. because, ultimately, fear really leads to madness. And […]

The Self-Aware Dilettante

A Jack of all trades,but a master of None.Soon he’ll hope to learn something from them.Sooner he’ll failPick up one,Forget two.Love another,and lose it.Is it so that to master one tradeis to neglect all others?As most fade with age,perhaps he’ll learn to keep some.It’s best to be a Jack of all trades,and a master of […]

Unsocial brain…

Columbia scientists have identified a brain region that helps tell an animal when to attack an intruder and when to … Unsocial brain… ***. The interesting thing about neuroscience is that it never explains why. Now, I’m not saying that neuroscience is false. But I am suggesting that it has nothing to do with my […]

The Ritual

My stomach churns for the sacrifice. It lay before me, Destined for consumption. What is there, More fulfilling than this? It may exist, but I haven’t learned of it yet. My organs cry: “It is trivial, The decision trivial. Probably makes for more harm than good. And I mean, What difference would it make Should […]

When The Power Goes Out

When the power goes out, That’s when we see we are human. We aren’t individuals. We Depend on another part of the whole, Not merely money, To allow us to flush the toilet, To keep food frozen, To keep us warm, Or to keep the lights on. If it weren’t the lights we worried about […]


i don’t see color. i see myself anchored in ego. it will fade. my memory will fade. my manhood will fade. anger always subsides, just as any flame does. and happiness is short-lived too. same as a beer, Relegated to a bottle. same as a joint, Relegated to a roach. same as love, Relegated to […]