Monthly Archives: October 2014

Entering the Darkness

The wheel has turned, the nights have grown longer and today – the mid-point between the fall equinox and the winter solstice – as we consciously enter the coming darkness, leaving the summer light and its harvests behind, we are invited to cross the threshold between worlds and befriend our mortality. On this date, I once found myself in a…

How Toxic Are You?

Whilst most people are currently worrying about infectious diseases, my attention keeps being drawn to something else, affecting all of us, wherever we happen to live. A plague that is airborne, waterborne, foodborne. That blurs the links between cause and effect. That results not in sudden death, but in recurrent, often chronic disease and discomfort. The culprit: the toxic chemicals…

Hope Activism: A Lullaby of Tomorrow

How does one explain the unexplainable when confronted with the candid gaze of a child? Translucent inquisitive eyes, trying to make sense of the world around them and looking to you – their ultimate reference point, the all-knowing infallible adult – for answers. Why? The question is asked. You fumble around in the dark, coming to the realization that it…

The Scent of Progress

Have you ever taken notice of the amount of different fragrances that are inflicted upon us on a normal day in “civilization”? I feel compelled to write a post about this – and am not planning on making any friends today – because I find it the most absurd and overlooked assault, not only on our intelligence, but on our…