In the book A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness, there’s a moment when the tree monster is telling the main character, a boy called Conor, a story about the tree’s past. The tree is using these stories to teach Conor about life, and how to deal with different situations. In this particular story, the tree […]
Acknowledgment is a state of mind and an emotion of being. It’s a constant. It’s the knowledge that no matter what, you have a network around you to keep you going, even in your darkest times.
I haven’t written here in a little bit. Truth be told, I’ve been a little numbed by the events that took place in the US over the last week or so. Trying to understand what comes next. For America; for the world.
Today the world changes. We don’t know how much, and it may not be as bad as we believe it could get. Still, it changes. But we must not.
If you were to believe the ramblings of a certain Presidential nominee over in the U.S., you’d think that religion (or a certain faith/belief) is responsible for all the ills of the world. Indeed, if you were to believe that person, you’d want to see these groups of people harassed, thrown out a country, stopped […]
Looking around us, whether it’s on the news or our various social networks, you’d be forgiven for thinking the only things happening in the world are bad ones. The rise of radicalized terrorism, whether home-grown or otherwise. Racial tensions. Increases in hate crimes. These, and more like them, would suggest civilization is on an irreversible […]