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Welcome to Wonderland…You Don’t Belong Here

The modern world is insane, not so much because it admits the abnormal as because it cannot recover the normal.G.K. Chesterton Our modern world finds itself in a truth conundrum. Trapped between reality and autonomy, unable to move forward without a blow to pride or sinking into further delusion.  The mess of irrational truth claims […]

Did God Really Say? :On Wordy Seduction

We would rather be ruined than changedWe would rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the momentAnd let our illusions die.W.H. Auden, The Age of Anxiety If you read enough history, crossing borders and centuries is a common thread: we love to take old ideas and make them seem new. We like to […]

Speak, Friend

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking truth, nothing easier than flattery.Fyodor Dostoevsky When I was a college intern, I had this idea that I would dread my hair and then shave it all off. I had a fair amount of people who told me this was a splendid plan, that I could ‚Äúpull […]

Gossip: A Poem

Little firesI heard…and she said that he saidandI would neverLook at that forest ablaze Little daggersdid you know?andI can’t believe itandI just know it to be trueHow deep those wounds go Little morselsthey go down sweetandit was just talkand it meant no harmNot all poison is bitter Little wordslittle liesand little breaches of trustandlittle cursesSticks […]

We Are Villains All

Villainy somewhere! Whose? One says we are villains all. Lord Alfred Tennyson Justice, freedom, rights, choice, liberty, happiness, love…these are powerful words, and we hear them often. We read them in thousands of contexts, used both carelessly or carefully. Words matter. Words give birth to ideas, and if Joseph Stalin was right, ” ideas are […]