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A poem – by my son

I have often published pieces from my daughter on this site but my son (known to you regulars as ‘Thing II’) is not exactly known for his literary pursuits (by his own admission). Like me, his youth has found its … Continue reading

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Why we are all extremists

This article is part of a series of political and religio-sociological essays intended to provoke thought and discussion. You can find the first here. “The myth of the age is that it is possible to hold an accurate, fact-based or … Continue reading

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I know why you have the nightmares

I know why you have the nightmares Why you fear a demon hoarde I know why you seek the light But cannot find the Lord I know why the peace evades you Why the universe is still I know why … Continue reading

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When those goals are met, what then?

“There is one thing that we all must do. If we do everything else but that one thing, we will be lost. And if we do nothing else but that one thing, we will have lived a glorious life.” Rumi … Continue reading

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The Magic Box

Let’s do a thought experiment. Imagine on your table, desk or even in your pocket you have, within reach, a box. Imagine this is a magic box. Inside is a very powerful weapon which will only operate when you open … Continue reading

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