Category Archives: America

Environmentalism is for the wealthy…

The morning after the Friday terrorist attacks in Bamako, Mali I took my son to the little zoo for the last time. It was not bittersweet, only bitter; I knew everything was about to change – for myself and my … Continue reading

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“What is Covetousness?” asked my little boy

Dinner, a bath, brush teeth, and into bed for a story. Children need structure, they need their rituals – they need to know what comes next; it gives them security. And the bedtime rituals are as old as childhood itself. … Continue reading

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To Talk of Many Things… (Vol. #8 – The Death of Gramsci)

It is a singular sadness for a writer to accept that often-times he writes only for himself. To posterity perhaps, to hone his craft and sharpen his thoughts in expectation of the day when truth again matters. Sometimes I channel … Continue reading

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To Whom Do You Compare Yourself?

Do you ever ponder, you who rage in self-pity, against whom your measuring rod is fixed? When I was in Africa, one of the many times, I had a driver for my wife and my family. We had only one … Continue reading

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Their Destruction Will Bring No Freedom…

I tested out my starter-wings of independence in the gloriously nihilistic β€˜90s. I might not have known anything, but neither did anybody else; high school even back then not carrying out very well its primary function which is to convey … Continue reading

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I Am Not Raising A “Greta”

I am not raising a Greta. It’s not really right; in fact the tragedy of that train-wreck sometimes takes my breath away. Life is sad enough, hard enough, and with more bitterness and frustration all of its own to foist … Continue reading

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Our Joy is Catching

Just as I was penning my own thoughts on our arriving satisfaction, a world away on the shores of the Pacific – the same thoughts, eloquently expressed below. Maybe there’s something to our new Pax Americana?? “The money hit means … Continue reading

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