Dreams

  “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away,” and while he can appear fickle I’m expected not to change, a test of endurance, that’s the game that we play, he throws the punches to see how much we can take, before we say fuck it, and just walk away.   Fun.   But I …

For Amusement’s Sake

I am but a dirty old man who finds himself in possession of a gem – afraid to put it on display, I simply twirl it in my hands –   – existing independent of appreciation, it appears to alter with the changing of perspective, but it cares not about the many forms it takes …

On Humans and Humanity

  It’s funny how we humans need not possess humanity – kinda like having book smarts but no common sense – redressing the oppressed for succumbing to providence, as if skin color or sexuality spoke to ethics or morality.   Spirituality is beyond the realm of worldly bonds and ambitions, so let the theologians get …

Yes, I Know

Yes, I am mean – I know it, you don’t have to tell me. I’m very good at it, I’m not proud of it, it’s my fall back mechanism when you’re fucking with my OCD. Yes, I can be kind, it takes some work, but I try. I’m emotional and walking lines you cannot see. …

From Darkness to Light Day 1 by Sanaa Rizvi

I Woke and Felt the Fell of Dark by Sanaa Rizvi of A Dash of Sunny   In the words of T.S Eliot; “I said to my soul, be still, and wait … so the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” That is precisely how I stumbled into the light from a long path …

For the Children

How do we fight when words are not enough and decency is not a universal imperative, just something to divide those who can get things done from those who are outdated, when the idea of God is dead to most, and the idea of being good for good’s sake is not a philosophy remembered? – …

Keeping Me Up at Night

What gives value to our lives? What makes one life more valuable than another’s? At what point does someone’s greatness allow us to overlook their misdeeds? Is there not something fundamentally wrong with idolizing a slaver just because he taught us “how to say goodbye?” Is it not creepy to be enraptured by a dancer and …

When you’ve Got Two Cooks in the Kitchen

I have a little crazy in me. I keep him in a nice padded room next to my heart. But I don’t keep the door locked. We have an understanding. He’s free to come out and take over whenever needed. Everything works fine so far as he follows the rules we’ve established. Everything has a …

For We Are Hand in Hand… Whether We Like it Or Not

Which is more important to you, having good health or excessive wealth? Okay, on the chance that you are a money grubbing bastard, let’s change the question – which is more important to you, your children having good health or excessive wealth?  If you are confused about there being such a thing as excessive wealth, then we know …

Heroes of Our Story

We are all the heroes of our own story. When I walk through a crowd, I’m struck by the disconnect between my own self-importance and the fact that no one seems to notice me at all. Judgments flow mercilessly from my mind towards everyone that I see – thoughts that I could never imagine giving …