The wise person discerns the characteristic ways of human history and extropolates the future without needing to know precisely what comes next. When we hold a solemn agreement between one another, our actions are investments of our very being. Our concerns are two-fold. We are concerned about personal survival, and we are concerned for public […]
Leslie and Ronnie, the namesakes of my brothers give me cause to pause.
Degrees of influence between actors on the world stage knocking on the PMO’s door I read today about the Russians doing maneuvers in the Arctic. Following is some background work, researched nine years ago, inspecting the Arctic dynamics. To hazard a pun, global warming has warmed up the special interests of northern nations concerning the […]
Are you protecting yourself from obsessive fears?
The future is shaped by our present decisions and subsequent actions. We understand that we are valuable, but do we really know why? How are we intelligent? Are we intelligent? What does “progress” look like for you? What does a failure in “progress” look like to you? In these days of great challenge, where do […]
There is one thing a heroic tale is not. It is not episodic. It is cumulative. The heroic questor has a destiny. There is a magical leap from one world into another. We have a glimmer of that experience when we suddenly realize something with such great clarity that we are amazed that it hadn’t […]
Fantasy is imaginative thinking, literature of the grotesque, or of dreams and visions, absurdist, unusual, depicting an imaginary and unrealistic world. It is considered a sub-category of the romance genre of chivalry and adventure. Normal settings and physical laws are suspended, wherein magic and enchantment prevail. It has a range of choices: it may be […]
The regular Sabbath day. It happens after every six days. It completes the week. To understand Hebrew spirituality is to understand the steady drive for self improvement, for an honourable growth. The Sabbath rest is pivotal in this cycle. The goal isn’t “perfection” as we have come to understand it, but the completion of what […]
There has always been waves of adversity. In these times our resiliency is tested. We are in a wave now in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic and forest fire seasons, to name but two. It is timely to recommend an allegory with rich metaphors to watch or read for Easter/Passover weekend. To be technical, […]
It was spring, time to rejoice and reflect despite the COVID-19. Jesus the Anointed still spoke in metaphor at his last sader meal. He did the usual blessing of the bread, broke it as per usual, gave it to his devoted students. Then it changed. He said, “Take, eat. This is my body.” What?? Then […]