Rio Tijuana

Tears swell along Rio Tijuana’s littered banks strewn with detritus and dreams beyond it’s shore, for a Liberty whose arms no longer open to the tired, the hungry, the huddled masses. A Nation’s soul sours in fear’s ferment behind a wall built of block and iron that became our prison.   We cannot countenance a […]

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Cyrus Trump and the Border Catastrophe

A great cry rises up from San Ysidro to Brownsville as mother’s weep for their children. In Calexico, Nogales, Santa Teresa, and Laredo children live in terror of being torn from their families as pawns in a political game. If Donald Trump is Cyrus, he’s acting more like Herod, who ravaged families in Bethlehem over […]

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Imperial Demise: An American-Made Crisis in the EU

While this might be a broad generalization, Empires tend to decline over time from within by institutional failure in it’s main centers of social, political, and economic power; however, this internal unraveling is often manifested on the peripheries of imperial control. This was the case in Rome, where corruption and political malfeasance in the halls […]

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Theotokos and the Beatles

    When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me Speaking words of wisdom “Let it be” And in my hour of darkness She is standing right in front of me Speaking words of wisdom “Let it be” – Paul McCartney, The Beatles  – “Let It Be” *Note: For the […]

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Platonic Madness – Heaven’s Gift

Kay Redfield Jamison quotes Plato in her book Touched With Fire that explores Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament: Madness, provided it comes as the gift of heaven, is the channel by which we receive the greatest blessings… the men of old who gave things their names saw no disgrace or reproach in madness; otherwise […]

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Ecology, Energy, and the Economy – Part II

I’ll spend some more time developing the connection between Energy and the Economy based on the assumptions I developed in Part I sometime next week. However James Howard Kunstler put up a blog post today that is well worth noting. Here’s an interesting section: Mr. Trump probably believes that the USA is in the catbird […]

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The Journey Below

I. Go, go on raven wings wafting in the night. Go where dragon fire flows upon the Acheron, Where Leviathan lurks in the mingling waters of Phlegethon. Violent whispers – their only venom There are no teeth, no claws, only the echoes of desperation, But the fire is yours until the thoughtless is purged to […]

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