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Standing Alone

Standing Alone Standing alone, on the shores of iniquity I prepare for the wave… The wave of deceit The wave of greed The wave of immorality The wave of dishonor Standing alone, on the shores of despair I wave goodbye… Goodbye to truth Goodbye to honor Goodbye to nature Goodbye to future Standing alone, on […]

Lone Pine Lament

Lone Pine A tree stands alone, where there once was a forest No bird in her branches… no nest in her boughs A tree stands alone, just waiting there for us To come to our senses, and save ourselves now She’s done all she can do, there’s nothing left for her Her companions are gone, […]

The Little Red Hen… or, How Owen Wilson Saved Me From Being A Hypocrite

I love chickens… when they are allowed to range freely and do their chicken thing eating bugs, scratching for treats, hiding nests in the deep grass, double clutching (eggs, not hot-rods), scurrying about establishing their pecking order, strolling around with a clutch of baby chicks in tow, flogging offending dogs… they are a joy to […]

Global Warming or Looming Ice Age?

As a rule, a man’s a fool When it’s hot, he wants it cool When it’s cool, he want’s it hot Always wanting what is not This poem was painted on a small wooden plaque in my grandmother’s house. It was a clever piece of 1920’s kitsch that was a favorite of mine and helped […]

Industrial Omnicide As A Lifestyle, or… The Only Guarantee

Humanity doesn’t need industry… we indulge in it.  We are intelligent and creative enough to have long since abandoned the industrial paradigm for a balanced, sustainable existence on this planet, yet we insist on maintaining a twisted reality that is both finite and infinitely toxic.  Humanity’s love affair with the industrial paradigm is beyond foolish… […]

The Common Good… or Why Math Matters

The Common Good… or Why Math Matters Which is more important: the “common” good, or the “greater” good?  The Common good reflects the good of (for) humanity.  The Greater good reflects the good of (for) ALL life.  While humanity still had the opportunity to move to a way of being that was congruent with the […]

The Two Faces of Tragedy

Tragedy is, obviously, a terrible thing… wreaking heartbreak and sorrow wherever it goes.  But it carries a hidden gift… something that lies in the hearts of nearly all mankind, but that may never be revealed without a tragedy.  Much like a brilliant diamond, this gift is a multifaceted thing, able to reveal views of ourselves […]