The Small of god’s Things (OO8, #6)

During the Olive off-season I explore myself in new contexts with a view to developing my sense of compassion, and bettering myself in light of the person I want to be. This off-season I am exploring an old pastime, teaching, here in Thailand where peace is the local belief system's first affirmation. I have three … Continue reading The Small of god’s Things (OO8, #6)

Fear is Old Technology

My body screamed at me, "Mistake! Mistake! Mistake!" but it was too late. In 8 seconds I had already fallen more than 300 meters and in just 50 more seconds would collide with the earth 12,000 feet below me at 200 kilometers an hour. My life was over. I would never hold her again. I … Continue reading Fear is Old Technology

The miraculous improbabilities connecting us

Sometimes the things we are trying to avoid are the very things we might benefit to confront. A good example of this is found in my best friend M-, who has a great job supporting a high-net-worth humanitarian whose goal is to be the largest donor ever to walk the face of the earth. I … Continue reading The miraculous improbabilities connecting us

When the wrong time is the right time

  It costs between $5-$10,000 dollars an hour to fly a Bombardier Global Express, so the flight from Jeddah to Riyadh, plus taxiiing on the runway, takeoff and landing, would have required at least 3.5 hours, for a total of anywhere between $17,500 to $35,000 dollars (and 3 times the yearly fuel consumption for the … Continue reading When the wrong time is the right time

the beautiful process of our lives

in this painting i see a woman whose wounds and suffering are causing her to cry, she was inspired by a national conflict in one region, carries identities from others, and yet, in spite of her pain, the mixtures of her form, she has not given up hope, for this i ask why, and wonder. … Continue reading the beautiful process of our lives

To Doubt is Depressing and Unhealthy

We saw a lot of churches the last day in Prague. The heavy Gothic style with all it's allegories showed Christianity's worst sin; to doubt God.┬áLater that evening I got a mail that made me doubt, nothing but doubt, I saw no solution. I felt terrible, the doubt really got me. I flew home and … Continue reading To Doubt is Depressing and Unhealthy