Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 06.02.2018 Our culture is filled with violence. We are surrounded by it, entertained by it, given a steady diet of it, as if violence were like water, the universal solvent, apply it to any issue. Violence will wash it away. We are confused about this, […]Read more "Fear, Anger, Hate, and Violence – Part IV"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 05.26.2018 There is hatred all around the world the world. We come to hate those we fear, who make us angry. Hatred is not a justification for violence, fear provides that, and anger provides the impetus. Hatred allows the violence we perpetrate against one another to […]Read more "Fear, Anger, Hate, and Violence – Part III"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 05.19.2018 There was another school shooting yesterday. In Santa Fe, Texas, a teenage boy with a shotgun and a revolver, guns he had taken from his dad, went to his school and killed ten people, his classmates, and others. He wounded ten more, including the […]Read more "Fear, Anger, Hate, and Violence – Part II"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 05.12.2018 Yoda had this to say to Anikan Skywalker; “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and hate leads to the darkside…much fear in you I sense.” There is a great deal of fear in America, and there is very little reason for any […]Read more "Fear, Anger, Hate, and Violence: Part I"
We do not hate those who we do not fear Free your mind from their noxious poison Fear, the little death Hate, the destroyer The Judgments born of anxiety, kill Infecting like a virus, they blind us With the sickness of violence And sorrow Face what you fear, now Obliterate it Love those who you […]Read more "Fear (A Reflection on the Litany)"
Irrational fears These questions are mysteries Simple, frightening Nightmares of folly Incapacitating dreams I cannot see through The deep dark unknown Making monsters from shadows Outside the window Tapping, tap tapping The bogey man in hiding Lurking with his axe A hungry spirit A child’s feet step lightly down On the bedroom floor Bladder full, […]Read more "Nightmare II"
The boy dreams, quiet Legs crossed, sitting on the curb Awake, head in hands Eyes open, searching Looks beyond the passing cars Past the rumbling noise Through the darkened shroud Into a different world Cloistered and alone Reason and terror War machines scream through the night The echoes of crows Enveloped […]Read more "Nightmare"