“Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.” ― Cassandra Clare The Pandemic I'm going to crack my recent silent streak now that the virus has obliterated the rest of University term and reduced it to some online lessons. I suppose that Summer break has come early for some of us, … Continue reading The Coronavirus Pandemic is Here
“I want to go on living even after my death! And therefore I am grateful to God for giving me this gift, this possibility of developing myself and of writing, of expressing all that is in me.” - Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl: Book Review The … Continue reading Book Review: The Diary of a Young Girl By Anne Frank
As I close my eyes--I conjure up--a bright n' warm Spring day, where I watch a grassy meadow roll--like the waves that churn the sea. And I spend time fawning over flowers beneath the canopy of a mighty tree, then while I sit there, budding blossoms bloom, to fill the air with their perfume. And … Continue reading An Ode to Spring
"Why is it that we can fall in love but we cannot fall in hate?" "How come a litter can mean a bunch of poop-sand, but also a bunch of kittens?" "If I were to use baby wipes on myself would the product be used incorrectly or simply mislabeled?" Happy Family Day to everyone in … Continue reading The Ponderings of a Mad Philosopher
“He dozed off, into a dreamless oblivion, for what seemed like seconds but was in fact hours, and awoke hungover, the inner surface of his skull pulsing like a single, giant nerve being chewed by some ruminant animal.” ― Alex Shakar, Luminarium Mt. Victoria It was a warm, dark, late Summer night in Wellington, New Zealand. The … Continue reading One Memorable(ish) Night in Wellington, New Zealand
Daughter dear, I can feel you here. You have a long way forward but my end is near, And when I'm gone, release those fears, Let them wash away with that stream of tears. Let them wash away with that stream of tears... For you have tremendous strength in you, A capable mind and a … Continue reading Set Me Free
“Men most often know what they want, yet they are not always sure how they feel. Women most often know how they feel, yet they may not always know what they want.” ― Ken Poirot Now, that above quote may or may not be true. You can decide. Personally, I'm not sure that I always know … Continue reading Hot Yoga, Soul Searching and Male-Female Friendships
"Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide." - Woodrow Wilson If there was ever anything constant in my life, it's been my ever-present desire to be loved, my fear of death, and ultimately, unconsciously, a desire to die. A fine cocktail mixed for a lonely person whose fear of impending doom only … Continue reading When the World is Looking Dark, Choose to live
"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!" - Charles Dickens Happy Holidays Everybody! I hope that the Christmas holidays have been treating you all well. … Continue reading Happy Holidays to You World!
An intelligent looking man sits at the front of a classroom behind a desk. He’s framed perfectly in the middle, with a pile of novels to one side and a laptop to the other. He’s using the reflection in his monitor to straighten out the creases in his grey blazer jacket. Afterward, he combs back … Continue reading The Cure for the Writing Boor
"Capitalism is like fire: keep it under control and it will give you heat and light; leave it untended and it will consume everything in its path.” ― Billy Bragg Neoliberalism and Class Struggle One of my favourite classes in University has been Social and Political Thought because it's focused on important philosophers who've influenced the … Continue reading Neoliberalism and Class Struggles in Democracy (w/ Karl Marx and David Harvey)
“Home is where you go to find solace from the ever-changing chaos, to find love within the confines of a heartless world, and to be reminded that no matter how far you wander, there will always be something waiting when you return.” ― Kendal Rob Hey there wolfpack, I'm hoooome! I just wanted to apologize … Continue reading The School Term Comes to an End, Back to Blogging
A big group of us were passing through a luscious valley. The trees were green, the birds were singing and there wasn’t a single cloud in the sky. The kids were boisterous and chasing each other around acting as satellites to our group’s gravity; for the children this was a beautiful day. Yet, for the … Continue reading A Trail Through the Valley
Truth is beautiful, Truth is good, Good is beautiful, Good is truth, Beauty is good, Beauty is truthful. The Pinnacle of Celestial Qualities Corrupted by humanities cross and ugly natures. For everything that is not good, is not beautiful. For everything that is not true, is not good. Beauty marred only behind the fires of his basest desires, and in … Continue reading Lying Just Beyond the Mortal Light
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J87zDGwBxc Let me tell you the tale of young Bozo the buffoon With the face of a clown but the depth of a spoon Spent many-a-night alone in the dark, where he'd croon. He created animal balloons beneath a glowing pink moon, He'd tie up chiphumps, pelliquacks and alligorks too. Six hundred kinds of balloon … Continue reading Good Clowns Don’t Frown!