Dear Reader: Just How Bright Is Your Tiny Ember

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Dear Reader, I am so glad you could make it. The week has been terribly stressful. I have not enjoyed my kids the way I should have. I have struggled with a bad attitude towards some circumstances beyond my control. Generally, I have been a help to those around me, mostly begrudgingly. Have you ever been that way? Trying your darndest to help all the while grumbling under your breath. The stress has got me …

School Shooting or The Lawless Way

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… joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things, there is no law. The world had been closing in slowly. Terrance had the feeling of collapse in the peripheral of his emotions for some time but he was in the full throws of it now. The shooting had left him dull and lifeless for a few days, numb from the horrors he had faced as one of his peers gave full vent …

My World is The Crane Fly

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If you live in East Texas you know what a crane fly is. From a distance, they look like a few thin strands of fuzz. Their flight patterns mimic that of a drunk toddler trying to faze through every wall in a room. Their existence is ubiquitous and immutable. They are the air. They are in your home. They are always flitting about all spaces. They are also harmless. Sure you might hurt yourself if …

Let Us Be Honest

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Somewhere there is a child who is learning that hurting others brings them pleasure. It is bent, it is how they are wired. This kid is loved by a stable family, maybe they aren’t. This child grows and in secret hurts animals. What we end up with is an adult with some darker tendencies. Maybe they are a rapist. Maybe they grew out of it. Maybe they are one step away from having that shadow creep …

Decentralize The Web

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So in addition to a philosophical waxer, parent extraordinaire, and novice storyteller I am a web developer, content strategy digital marketer… I invent new ways to make mistakes. Have I got a story and an offer for you? What if I built a luxury island. On that island was millions and millions of wonderful apartments, free food, and the chance to meet people and live a comfortable life at no cost to you. Would you take the …

Unrequited Adventure

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The landscapes are beautiful. They show up every time I make a new tab in my browser via unsplash. They create a deep longing in me. A longing to explore, to walk in beautiful places. To feel the furry of strange lands. I wish to know the people of those lands especially the ones that care for it. The longing is simple but deep. It resonates with a part of me that would write a poem …

I Have Seen The Others

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Somewhere out there in the great expanse of human experience is the concept of enemy. en·e·my ˈenəmē/Submit noun: enemy; plural noun: enemies a person who is actively opposed or hostile to someone or something. synonyms: opponent, adversary, foe, archenemy, rival, antagonist, combatant, challenger, competitor, opposer; More antonyms: ally, friend a hostile nation or its armed forces or citizens, especially in time of war. noun: the enemy “the enemy shot down four helicopters” a thing that …

There Is More To Us

I have been thinking a lot about the material intersecting the spiritual. It has been my observation that more and more we as a society are making decisions based around two very tenuous structures. The structures rise up in the digital landscape like titans of thought and eyes. Their names are relative truth and self-fulfilling logic loops. The child says, “Well he stole a cookie so I did too.” While the campaign manager says,”Their campaign used propaganda so I …

The Ancient One’s Lament A Vast Unknowing

I have laid beneath the soil of earth with nothing to sell and nothing of worth. A life of terrible unending vibration from lives above with souls in exaltation. I was hid here a millennia ago and from this dear earth, I might be uncovered so. Your minds will reel with terror beyond. As I finally am allowed to sing the blessed song. Light will leak from my seems. The voices of realities cords will shake …