Art, in all its forms, make us wholesome. Art is the epitome of civilization. I keep looking at this painting ... I see hope I see despair, I see beauty I see anxiety, I see confidence I see bewilderment, I see peace I see the storm, and I see the inherent complexity of being human. And I see the impermanence of things: that that sweet face shall one day fade away.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
The locker room smells, beyond the normal smell of what is tolerable. A deadly mix of curry and sweat and permanent reek of poor personal hygiene, which is a shadow to theses folks, hangs in the air and makes a person nauseates and feels dizzy to the point where one has the strongest urge to confront the incubator of the stink: for Pete's sake shower and wear deodorant and change your underwater and stop eating curry and goats everyday.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
I always try to focus on positive things and uplift all who come my way. But tonight my friends, I feel toxic and sad. Please forgive me. I don't mean to cloy yiur ear. ... Yemen GDP per capita In 2014 per day = $2. Can you imagine living on that WITHOUT bobms being dropped on your for 10 month. And that's before this genocidal war by the rich Arabs with our high-tech weapons and cluster bombs and support even began. How can our government particpate in such atrocities? But then again: There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and end this farce.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
When God decides to send his arctic -50 weather somewhere, he doesn't send it to Honolulu, he sends it to Minnesota. Why? She figured in her ultimate wisdom that Minnesotans are hardy and they're just too nice to complain (I can tell you they don't like people who complain.) and mild-mannered and not confrontational and they keep their heads down when walking - I know I am married to one - so the icy sidewalks are just fine and they never stare (I love that about them: what I call public-privacy). He must've known all of this and he decided they're even better for it and a bit of suffering is good for their souls. For if she were to send it to Honolulu the people would perish and freeze to death. And God doesn't like that, sometimes. The only thing is God never consulted me in the matter; and knowing him I doubt that he will. But I have good options for him. Good night.
Friday, December 4, 2015
What if I told you there was a winged flying creature that was so enormous as far as the eye can see, and it swooped like a soaring eagle; its wings covered the herizon; it was as quick as a flash. Only one man ever saw it. The man rode it in more than one occasion to go to the heavens. But no one ever saw this creature as gigantic as it was. The man lived around the 7th century AD. ... Would you believe me? ... Well, any reasonable person with average intelligence would say this is a myth. ... There is a poet on death row for just saying that. This part, tragically, is not fiction. His name is #Fayadh.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Intellect: "The power or faculty of the mind by which one knows or understands, as distinguished from that by which one feels and by that which one wills ..." For one to excersize this, at a minimum, freedom of thought must exist. Freedom of thought especially when it comes to religion in the islamic world doesn't exist. On the extreme it could land a free thinker on the edge of the sword or long imprisonment or lashings, or on the mild side a huge fine. An atmosphere of oppression proliferate across the Muslim world. Apostasy is punishable by death. In other words, questioning fiction, superstitions and beliefs is not something wise people who want to live even entertain. Therefore, the Muslim thought has been frozen in time and space since the 12th century AD. The Muslim thought in the middle east is dead beyond recognition. ... As for the "Muslim Intellect" in the west, where free thought is every man's liberty, my own experience with many Muslims in the US has been very disappointing: behind the modern facade there is deep rooted conservatism and lack of understanding of modern thought when it comes to religion and ancient beliefs. Let me elaborate, I have asked many Muslims, liberals as they describe themselves, here in the West as whether they interpret the quran literally or metaphorically. They would always avoid the question or refuse to engage. And my friends, there is the elephant in the room. Muslim thought needs to wake up, in the west and the in east: Reconstruction in Islam. Renaissance. Where school children are not taught that the earth is 4000 years old and the best nation ever inhabited the earth was that of the 7th century islamic caliphate. That's what ISIS is trying to bring back, and the youth rejoices with that very utopian glossy image of power and justice and complete dominance of Muslims over all others. Poisonous Fiction. Yet, sadly, most who are slaughtered by Muslims are Muslims. ... I want to end this on a positive note, ahhhhhh. History and Nature perhaps will provide some comfort in that truth and love are much stronger than lies and hate. We the human race are stuck here on earth, we have no other choice, at least not now,. Our destiny is sealed here on this blue dot, tiny and lonely in a vast universe. We must find a way to unite us against hunger, disease, pollution, and ignorance our true common enemy. As for ISIS, they have nothing to offer but death and darkness. They will lose!