Is your work sustaining you and the world?
Hello readers, Do you ever wonder why President Obama keeps reiterating that we need to train our children to focus on maths, sciences and technology, pushing them towards readiness for jobs and careers of the future, which are all ostensibly oriented towards the left-brained world of technology? Do you ever wonder why he doesn’t support […]
Humans seeking noble causes: How to fight terrorism by building character and soul at home
Hello readers, I am always curious to understand why people make the choices they do and why as groups humans respond to problems and challenges in a certain way. Again and again, I observe people trying to blame their issues on something or someone outside of personal or collective self. We all want to belong. We all want […]
Is my deodorant making me fat?
Hello readers, Over the last three years or so, I have dedicated a portion of my reading and research to health and wellness. I work in a public library, so I have wide and easy access to a variety of published materials and reference databases. I have made my own comparisons and conclusions, trying to […]
Procrastination Man (a poem)
in pursuit of perfection a sprained hope born in the heart of a small beggar for love treading on the precarious shells of parents not holding up the fort of responsibility those eager little minds so diligent and hungry have you heard from workaholic? do you know overachiever? the blob family gives birth to incompleteness […]
What does it mean to be a man? On Freedom, Responsibility and Ferguson
Hello readers, As a human being and a mom of a young 15 year-old son whose father is from West Africa, I am deeply saddened and frightened by American culture and behavior in the after-math of the murders of Michael Brown on August 9th in Ferguson, MO and 12 year-old Tamir Rice this past Monday […]
Letting go…how to be in the flow of life as a parent
Hello readers, You may have noticed that self-love is one of my most frequently used tags on this blog. While everything in our societies is conspiring for us to neglect and hate ourselves, all while making us believe we are extremely important, self-love is the most important goal in achieving awareness of the true unity […]
My life of poverty and abundance as a creative person (my story)
Hello readers, As an artist and creative person, my prime preoccupation has always been freedom. Freedom to spend the limited time I have on this planet thinking, dreaming, creating art and thoughts about life and art. The freedom to be a creative person can be conceived on different levels. Each of us has to […]
Bonding (a poem)
A beating heart made to cling comfort warm silky, if but that proverbial hanger enclosed by some fluff a sock or synthetic fabric a ribbon she wore in her hair could fill the deep well carved by nature never replenished by nurture what happens to a child who has never been embraced inside a parent’s heart or […]
Emotional Bodies Making Decisions
Hello readers, Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to heal, to transform the patterns in our lives that cause pain and suffering? Even people who are aware of the painful patterns and can put a name to the disorders that plagued their families and childhood still struggle. Years of therapy, […]
I Need Your Love – Is That True? A Great Read on Relationships!
Hello readers, I have mentioned in recent posts (poems and essays) my efforts to discover the joys and learn from the pitfalls of on-line dating. Most of us learn from an early age how to get our needs and desires met through some form of manipulation or deception, and guilt and shame are abundantly used […]
Abundance and a Bright Future
Hello readers, I just spied a book in the book return (which I have not read), but the title caught my eye. The book is called “Abundance: The Future is Brighter Than You Think”, by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Quickly, I read the synopsis on the front flap of the jacket, and I […]
Time Out: Parenting, Memories, and Immortality
Hello readers, This morning, my son set off for his first day of 9th grade. Last night, he set out all of his new clothes, photographing them so a friend could help him choose what to wear to school. He was anxious to arrive at school early to spend time with his friends. In fact, […]
Demons, Self, Relationships, Wholeness
Hello readers, I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the more clearly I see myself (and the less I like myself and other people too.) What I mean is that the ideal image of the nice, kind self I once felt accurately described me became out of date. As the sides of […]
Trayvon Martin: How Can We Get from Fear to Love?
Hello readers, I am curious about how people around the world are responding to the case and verdict involving the death by gunshot of 17 year old Trayvon Martin inflicted by George Zimmerman, an adult and possibly overzealous neighborhood watch leader. I am also curious about how people from other countries view American culture with regard to […]