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 …

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 …

The Power to Choose

Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court. Sigh. I shake my head and just keep moving, just keep working, just keep doing the things that I need to do to move forward in this life. In school we were brought up with the idea that “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” were our inalienable rights. …

How We See the World

It can be easy to put everyone outside of ourselves into boxes to judge and deal with accordingly. For me, before racial and religious divides, before political lines are drawn, before social status sets us apart, the biggest two boxes that I place people in to understand them before all others, are those who complain …

Staying in Our Lane

“To be or not to be” is no longer the question. The question most of us now struggle with is, to answer or not to answer the inner call. We all have a nagging voice within that tells us, “this is the way, this is the fight, this is the path towards your birthright.” For …

Animals After All

We are such fragile creatures, and no matter how civilized our societies become, when it comes to simple existence, it always boils down to ‘only the strong survive.’ In a struggle between harmony and discord, it is natural for tension, bitterness, or restlessness, to win because it needs only a ripple to do so. One …

On Pac-Man and Making Room for the Light

Which is more devastating? For it never to occur to someone to examine their beliefs, or for them to willfully choose ignorance? I’ve got this new thing for sitting on the toilet and playing Pac-Man on my phone… We’ll leave hygiene out of the discussion… Somehow, the two things, games and poops, fit nicely together …

Rage Against the Machine Day 28 by Sonya Kassam

Just One Word by Sonya Kassam of the Sonya Kassam blog   For the past few days I had been struggling to find the words to express what we are going through as a nation. In less than 3 months we have had elections, nullified them, another election, boycott of elections, police brutality, protests, demonstrations, a nation divided, …

Rage Against the Machine Day 22 by Rebel Willing

Fated by Rebel Willing of The Dungeon   Reality television is stressing me – check that – CNN, FOX, and Facebook are depressing me – Twitter – yeah I had to disable that quick no, not going circumspect, but to get through the day tamed by a news cycle without borders – from the grassroots to …

Rage Against the Machine Day 16 by Trevor Washington

Hear Me Roar By Trevor Washington   Let me share a secret with you, right in the beginning so that you won’t feel cheated later, I don’t actually believe in peace – at least not in the way we normally think of it on a very human, idealistic level. On a transcendental level?… well that’s …