Archive for May, 2016

The Bay of Lotus Eaters

“They started at once, and went about among the Lotus-eaters, who did them no hurt, but gave them to eat of the lotus, which was so delicious that those who ate of it left off caring about home, and did not even want to go back and say what had happened to them, but were […]

The Sinister Sweetness

Early April nights were cool on the street where I grew up. I was content living there again, despite the lonely detention that kept the tumbleweed of my nature snagged on the barbed wire fence of full time employment. I frowned at the orange glow rising above the Bay Area which smudged away the stars. […]

The Daily Throb Of Freedom

“We have been told that Freedom is the ability to pursue petty, trivial desires when true Freedom is freedom from those petty, trivial desires.” Russell Brand ~Revolution Let me take you back to October, 2013. I was living in the Bay Area, Northern California, in a house on the edge of a sprawling urban landscape. […]

The Diamond Lens

One of the less thought-of perks of travel is the sheer volume of time you have to spend idly. From the perspective of someone in the fast-paced rat-race of modern society, the unproductivity can seem daunting. But spending idle time is one of the most important things for living. And in the idle hours living […]

Strolling The Fringe

“As you know, some social and behavioral deviants develop subcultures that, like the ethnic and racial ghettos, constitute havens where the individuals can live openly and with mutual support and insist that they are just as good as anyone else… The socially stigmatized individual, by entering a subculture, accepts his alienation from the┬álarger society, and […]