The dragon of climate change isn’t going to wait for us to get our act together. Its fire is already burning some of us. In my view, only radical change will prevent it from burning us all.
Archives for February 2014
The love of one’s siblings is a gift we might often take for granted. Very rarely does a child have a say regarding the family planning conducted by the parents — who would want such responsibilities at a young age, anyway? — and so the age gaps could be small, with a family of young ones grouped together and able to play and develop both collectively or individually; or conversely, there could be a whole decade between a person and their siblings. This, then, becomes a conflict. A clash of needs, desires, even wills. It also becomes the delineation of responsibilities.
Sometimes living to the fullest is taking a chance. Sometimes taking a chance is just plain stupid.
“Drawing is something that has always come easy to me, but I lacked the passion for it until I discovered the world of Faerie.” – Alison Spokes
When I look deeper, I see another symptom of class warfare. Why do I see this? Because even as I write this, I know that those who don’t take the bus probably don’t care about the situation. $2.25 is no different than $3.25 to some, but to others, it is the difference between being here or there.
It was one of my goals when I came to Mexico to lose some weight and exercise more, so I head off to the hotel gym with the best of intentions. The first obstacle encountered is the location of the room. It is on the second floor of the hotel. I would have to climb stairs to access it. Stairs!
The common thought when someone mentions digital media among young teens or kids is this: The idle being, hunched and with giant thumbs, texting like mad and completely unengaged. Because of the things that children and youth are doing on their gadgets – continuous Facebook-ing, IM-ing, online bullying, and sexting – everyone thinks of technology being negative!
Let me give you some advice. Not the kind of prosaic, highly patronizing advice often given on career advice websites. Not the kind of smug, vague advice given by successful veterans of the work force who feel very little sympathy for entry level employees…
Second marriages are tricky. According to the Internet, arguably the world’s most reliable source of accurate statistics and funny cat videos, second marriages have a divorce rate of 67%—making them even harder to pull off successfully than first marriages.
My work is about peace and I try to understand why we are here. Cycles of life, generations, seeds and community are important in my work. War fascinates me because, as history has observed, it is easy to make a ghost.