A Social Lesson In Self-Preservation

Many have said that it takes all kinds of kinds to keep the world moving, from my perspective that is only empty justification, the kind of justification that keeps us from confronting and evolving our lesser selves. One must see that there are what is called self-preservationists and then there are societal-preservationists. The self preservationist…

Settling For Not Settling and Other Admissions

It seems to me that there was a time when I believed I could do anything, though without realizing this, I must admit that I have forgotten the sensibility required to put forth all faith in such tenets of self and self-reliance. It is not so much about being lost but more so about finding…

I The Thing vs. I The Spirit

What is in an I? I am a person, but am I more than an object? There is a comfort in the human experience that we are often attached to in fascination and even in excuse, it is duality, a quasi-separation of our being and our actions, I the thing versus I the spirit. If…

The Importance In Not Fitting In

At some point, the whirring would dissipate into the chugging and then to a screeching halt. The sound of rust and steel, perhaps the desperate sigh for relevance at the center of a breakdown. In its shadows, the far off rumbling of an engine steamrolling its way through the flickering lamps of the entire neighborhood,…

The Difference Between Satisfaction + Desire

"I am satisfied with what I have"...Of course this was regarding things in a closet or on a shelf but how often do we hear this statement spoken in a prideful moment of an enlightened, near zen type of sudden awakening from our peers, colleagues and acquaintances? Things, right? But what if this is deeper,…