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petitioning the Lord with prayer

  In 1969, the Doors recorded and released what would become their least popular album, The Soft Parade.   On the title track, and one of my favourite compositions I may add, Jim Morrison examines the proposition that you can petition the Lord with prayer.  If you...

the war of art – part 2

  The Resistance is powerful and it stops us from being creators.  It distracts or seduces us from being the masters of our destiny. Rational Thoughts, and our Family and Friends are the other contributing factors that burden our struggle. What are rational thoughts?...

my mid-life crisis

  I think it's time to speak about my mid-life crisis. Let me first clarify before you jump to the wrong conclusions that I have not lost my mind. I have not lost my identity, nor have I lost my self confidence.  My mind is not overwhelmed with melancholic...

it’s not what you have, it’s what you give

  It's not what you have, it's what you give. We seem to have accepted the fragile myth that we are in control.  We perceive our version of reality through a very foggy and a somewhat murky, half conscious mind.  Much of our effort is spent in accumulating...

dance lesson

  Reading this will not improve your Cha-Cha. They say human beings were born to dance, but I know with absolute certainty that I was born to walk, or perhaps stand.  What I really do well however is nap.  We have a sacred family motto that reads – in case of...

black like me (part 2)

  Langston Hughes opened my mind many years ago and showed me a painful glimpse into his broken soul. The novelist John Howard Griffin inspired by Langston Hughes' poem Dream Variations, embodied Atticus Finch and did not mind his business.  He discovered the...