The What and Why of “Be Fruitful and Multiply”

Being fruitful is bringing to the fore the best possibilities we can imagine over the longest expanse of time. The best that comes from us necessarily has to be part of us so we must aim at being your best conceivable self. Being our best and bringing our best to bare beyond ourselves is lived … Continue reading The What and Why of “Be Fruitful and Multiply”

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Risking Obscurity

Socrates didn't pen a word of his thoughts but his student Plato and Plato's student Aristotle made tremendous contributions to an array of subjects. I don't like making comparisons because people often focus on the example not the message but observations like this are the reason I focus on refining the substance of my thoughts, … Continue reading Risking Obscurity

We are creators. The possibilities are endless.

There’s life as we know it personally; life as we know it second-handedly; and though virtually always ignored, life as it could be. We have the option of being unwitting consumers subject to the inertia of change or we can assume our intended roles as Architect, Engineer and Contractor. We are the engineers of our … Continue reading We are creators. The possibilities are endless.

Good Doing or Undoing?

We exert exhausting effort to right the adverse impacts of "the way it is". We strive to help the underprivileged, the disadvantaged... the damaged. There's our food-feeding, clothing-donating, mid-incarceration counseling, there's even fundraising efforts, but all efforts focus on changing outcomes without actually changing "the way it is". While these are important, where are the … Continue reading Good Doing or Undoing?

What Would You Do If You Knew When Your Life Would End?

A lot of people passed away in the last three months — many unexpectedly. What would you be doing if you knew you wouldn’t see past the next three months? I mean, I know it’s hard to think considering the festive season is like a sedative, but when you go back to working (you know, … Continue reading What Would You Do If You Knew When Your Life Would End?

Brave Ones

Wrong-righting Ammunition-biting, For love fighting Differing view inviting. Shit storm weather-er Status-quo won't accept-er, Truth represent-er Upon you can depend-er. First responder Lover not a loy-er Giver not a lender Family not no friend, nah! Ah beast An officer of the peace Un catalyseur Fiat justitia, Ruat caelum, New way of being, New days will … Continue reading Brave Ones

Dealing With the Social Implications of Retirement: Identity

What awaits in life after work? If you are the occupation you do and you no longer do it, what then? If your social life surrounds engagement with colleagues and friends who do the work you do e.g. conferences and summits etc., when you retire what's left? Many people were asking this question during a … Continue reading Dealing With the Social Implications of Retirement: Identity

Mirage (Marriage)

Listen: https://audiomack.com/song/ervinwelsh/mirage-marriage-sample-20170109 Mirage (Marriage) Lyrics Written by Ervin Welsh So girl guides and boy scouts are tying the knot. Not me, perhaps eventually But myself I must understand first Then, I can consider that after Because marriage requires compromise - that's comprom-eyes But I see clearly now, The rain is gone, a rainbow formed... Going … Continue reading Mirage (Marriage)

Pursuit of Happiness

Listen: https://audiomack.com/song/ervinwelsh/pursuit-of-happiness-sample-20170108 Pursuit of Happiness Lyrics Written by Ervin Welsh That we were created to be happy is an interesting concept. If we weren't created we wouldn't worry about happiness. Death is the only thing guaranteed in this world So I doubt your concept’s correct I got one accurater. [Break] We're here for a reason. … Continue reading Pursuit of Happiness

Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of Many

Listen: https://audiomack.com/song/ervinwelsh/jack-of-all-trades-master-of-many-sample-20170109 Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of Many Lyrics Written by Ervin Welsh Ha ha! They said a jack of all trades can't master any But I'm a jack of plenty things and a master of many. I’ve been stacking the deck since before I turned twenty And learning to shuffle better with every year God blessed … Continue reading Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of Many