A Common Thread

We all share a common thread.  We are one. Our power is singular, like a thread that weaves its way through a warming blanket.  At this time in our history when we highlight our dissimilarities for personal gain, it is essential that we remember our common thread.  A thread that is being tugged in an …

Esther, An Immigrant in Her Own Kingdom

The Book of Esther in the Bible is a cautionary tale for our civilization today.  If you are religious, then this will be a simple walk for you. If you are not religious, however, I want you to listen extra carefully.  Because I am going to show you how the Bible is a book of …

DRAW

Da Vinci wasn’t great.  Kehinde Wiley isn’t great. Einstein wasn’t imperfect. George Washington Carver wasn’t great.  Mirabai wasn’t great. These people knew how to draw. These individuals, who span great distances of time and space knew how to dig.   They knew how to mine. Mine their minds for POWER! To drill, low, to subterranean …

Emerson Translated ~ Fuck Conformity

“There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion” Ralph Waldo Emerson There is more power within this single statement than in a hundred modern books.  Simplicity is brilliance. Complication …

LET’S GROW, KIDS

RED LIGHT! One big mistake that people make when they want to start a garden is trying to do too much.  Believe it or not, some things are just easier to buy. Certain vegetables take a lot of space to grow, or bring unwanted insects, or have very, very, long growing seasons.  For this reason, …

DIRT BENEATH MY NAILS

“Why do you garden dad?”  A simple enough question you would think, I thought to myself as I asked my father.  “Because I want things to look nice.” A simple answer from a simple man. Simple in a complicated way, a  calculated and complicated silence bespoke him wherever he went. His yard, every yard he …

LOST IN EMBRACE

6 am, and its time for the day to begin.  I see the light on in the hallway, left on for my youngest son at night.  The light shines through the crease in the door frame, as I open the door and expose my senses to the first light of the day.  Thoughts of thankfulness …

CHANGE IS A WAVE THAT CRASHES

This life will not allow us to stand still.  You will move, or you will be pushed. Change is a planetary law, no resident may live without it. Fighting back is like fighting yourself. How do you win a battle against a perfectly matched enemy?  You can’t, no one wins. We only commit ourselves to …

LEAVE THE LIGHT ON

“What a world this will be when human possibilities are freed, when we discover each other, when the stranger is no longer the potential criminal and the certain inferior!” W.E.B Du Boise Please excuse my sexist expression, but are you tired of the pissing contests?  Everywhere I go, it feels like I get into a …

THE NUCLEARIZATION OF STUPIDITY

“Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.” Peter Ustinov Stupidity is highly dangerous.  I can say with great assurance there have always been stupid people.  I also feel pretty confident saying there will always be stupid people.  The danger arises when idiocy becomes an epidemic. And …