Tag Archive | Hope

Sweating bullets: how the powerful change our minds


  Hello readers, Noam Chomsky, celebrated linguist and tireless defender of democracy and the freedom of information, tells us that we can find the truth in the press…but we will have to patiently seek it out, make an effort to look for it. Awareness and becoming aware is a process. When, for example, I started […]

You’re welcome (a poem)


pits of fear nuts and rocks scramble intestine anxiety yet determined bleeding, raped, maimed, silenced by terror compassion hacked out of vocabulary cruelty rebels against power for power fleeing for hope the forest of green arms an opening in the shadows but the forest shrinks and swallows hunger, envy, fear no abundance when no one […]

My life will get better: on hope and disappointment


Hello readers, Good parents know how to teach their kids to deal with frustration and disappointment, because not to do so is unkind to children. Parents who don’t delay gratification and who rush to fulfill their children’s needs and desires even before they have the ability or luxury to feel a little discomfort, are truly […]

The Carrot of Hope


Hello readers, Hope is an essential although elusive ingredient to human life.  As children, we may rejoice in the moment more effectively than do adults, but we still emulate and aspire to the power and effectiveness of adulthood. This too is a form of hope.  My grandmother told me when she was about 90 years […]