Sleeping Awake

I keep avoiding this subject. Its not out of fear or because I dont have anything to say about it though… its simply because the subject seems to become more complex with each passing day. Its so hard to keep from breaking. Everyone is lurching with the boat. From left to right. Hard left then…

Dear South Africa: An Open Letter

Dear South Africa I think its time we had a chat. You dont know me & thats fine, after all, I am you. I am a citizen of The Republic Of South Africa. Iam not rich or famous. I was not in the struggle or sired by a struggle veteran. I was not involved in…

The Hidden 36 Righteous Ones

Originally posted on A View from the Other Side:
Excerpt from Rabbi Zwerin’s Kol Nidre Sermon, September 15, 2002: It is said that at all times there are 36 special people in the world, and that were it not for them, all of them, if even one of them was missing, the world would come…

Are You Free Or Dom?

We are all free. Free to think. Free to live. Free to become whatever we want… right? But what would happen if you couldn’t access your bank account or your bank? What if your ID number was erased from record and your ID book was gone? What if the power stations went down and all…

Inspiration

Inspiration. Its not about a person, a place, a moment, a movement, a city or a song… Its about how a song can spur you, to want to stand on the mountain, with your hand held up high. Its about how a city can call you, become a part of your memories & the source…

Once Upon A Time In Africa

Have you ever seen 1 piece of land fought over so hard, that a father will turn on his son & call him bastard? That children get turned into villains & soldiers until a continent is backwards, stuck in the ways of the elders? Listen, once upon a time there lived Africa, a peaceful, bountiful…

Dyson Spheres

So… a Dyson Sphere is what you build to harness a stars energy. To capture your sun. It is a super massive structure that was the inspiration behind The Death Star in Star Wars & has been used by many authors in the sci-fi genre. SETI is currently looking for the infra-red signature of a…

Taking A Stand: The Line In The Sand

One has to wonder at the way the world around us is escalating into such turmoil. For those more inclined to pay attention to the bigger picture, it would seem that the world we live in is not quite what it seems. When America was “attacked by Al-Qaeda” on that fateful day in September, the…

What Drives Us?

its amazing what drives us. the things that become our reasons for living or that become the justifications for our actions… are directly proportional memories frozen in time that playback over & over & over & over. Careless words from a thoughtless soul pierce through the heart of another n bring a fragile sanity to its knees. the…

Winging It

I remember how we used to get told not to “bow to peer pressure” when we were growing up. We got warned that it would lead to all types of outlandish and illegal behavior (liquor, drugs, rock n roll & wild, wild sex… Yeah I said it!) & possibly result in a sticky end (which…