Learning To Carry On Anyhow

Freedom Or Obedience? You Can’t Have Both

Was Alexis de Tocqueville, the 19th century French diplomat, historian and political scientist; when he wrote “De la démocratie en Amerique”,  peering into the future and “seeing” the eventual outcome of the volatile combination of a small, well-financed parasitic class and a population without the courage to stay the course and fight for a stake […]

Power Is Not A Thought, It’s An Action

So don’t think about it, take it… We are taught, in theory, in lessons of morality, that justice always prevails. We are taught that she/he who upholds concepts such as compassion, integrity and justice will always “win” in the end. (We’re morbidly obsessed with “winning” everything in our winner-take-all, lottery mentality version of a society.) […]

Just Saying…

I realized a while back that living life the way I was taught didn’t resonate in my heart. It didn’t seem right to simply go about “my life” while there was so much suffering around me. I worked in a restaurant and saw carcasses of caged animals ripped up and cooked for people’s pleasure. And […]

This Is Not A Time For Silence

    Have we finally learned how bad it can be when we embrace hate, ignorance and greed and deny love, truth and compassion for all living beings? What will it take? The chasm between who we are and who we can be has been widening at an alarming rate the last few decades. When […]

Bernie Sanders Visits NYC

Bernie Sanders visited the old neighborhood Monday night, October 30th, to lend a helping hand to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. The free event was held at a music venue in Hell’s Kitchen called Terminal 5. Speakers included a union organizer, two immigrant activists – a young woman from Pakistan and a young man from […]

You Get What You Pay For

I spent hours today putting together a collection of photos I took during a recent walk around San Francisco. I added a sentence or two underneath each photo (or pair of photos) and was going to post it as something of a photo journal. Except, there was a problem. Some of the photos didn’t appear […]

Ordinary People

To paraphrase Henry David Thoreau, the masses of modern society have been leading “lives of quiet desperation” for many years. This “quiet desperation” is an inevitable result of being locked out of participation in the fake democracy we’ve built in the U.S. as well as the feeling that “things will never change.” However, the quiet […]