Lie to me, everyone else does…


An old friend, one of the funniest people I’ve ever met, uses this line frequently. It’s funny. It’s true. It’s true for all of us. Is this just the way things are? Is this the only way things can be? If so, there’s a big reason for pessimism and the need to escape into ironyContinue reading “Lie to me, everyone else does…”

Austerity, and the Ways We Disguise What We Lack


Austerity, a term that’s been hijacked by financial criminals to cover their extortion. What else could it possibly mean other than a gloss, a moralistic veneer poured over the dismantling of the lives of great masses of people so as to mine whatever whiff of monetary “value” they might still have lodged in the cornersContinue reading “Austerity, and the Ways We Disguise What We Lack”

Crafting Awareness


Skeins of various threads spiral around me. Their common center may be craft. Craft. It’s an interesting word. It seems straightforward enough at first glance but once we start to look more closely it expands. There’s a broadness to it. It means making. It also means a vessel that transports us. It denotes a varietyContinue reading “Crafting Awareness”