And So This Is Christmas

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“When I was 5 years old my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ~ John […]

Turn and Face the Strange

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“Everything you can imagine is real.”  ~ Pablo Picasso    A dear friend once shared an account of a young boy who loved the movie Labyrinth, an odd children’s story about a Goblin King, played by David Bowie. The child’s mother took the young lad to London for a special showing of the movie, which […]

The House of Cards

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“Mad Hatter: “Why is a raven like a writing-desk?” “… I give it up,” Alice replied: “What’s the answer?” “I haven’t the slightest idea,” said the Hatter” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland    As much as I enjoy imaginary things, Alice’s discombobulating Wonderland of hookah smoking caterpillars, narcissistic playing cards, and rabbit holes that turn […]

A Dangerous Game

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   The Illuminati Card Game was copyritten in 1995 by Steve Jackson Games (SJG). It’s a standalone card game inspired by the 1975 book, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea.    After researching the Illuminati and “conspiracy theories,” Mr. Jackson’s Illuminati Card Game went on the market in July 1982. The overview of the […]

An Inconvenient Truth

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I offer this information to you, as the ancient texts do, to apply or disregard as you see fit. May this shed light on addiction, insanity, and illness. Light and darkness…cold and warmth, good and evil… the interplay of opposite principles constitutes the universe. ~ Confucius Enterprising Light is energy amplifying, moving up, expanding, ascending, […]

12 Terrific Tips

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“I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.” ― Eckhart Tolle   Mirroring nature, animals and the elements can help us live naturally, honestly, and connected with spirit.  In honor of the last few weeks of August, the month of play, symbolized by the Cat, it feels appropriate to share a little kitty […]

The Majestic

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There are two paths in life. One is mysteriously fading.    We are groomed to see people as good or bad, right or wrong, successful or failures, respected or disregarded, republican or democrat, enemy or comrade. We are encouraged to divide and conquer; build WILL and fortify the ego to be all that we can […]

The Village of Bland

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   Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it does not exist.   Once upon a time there was a humdrum little village named Bland. Along the main street colorless shops strewn with dull, dusty grey awning, cement slab walls and tired ash doors, undecorated the town. No one seemed to mind, it was […]

Trauma Bonding

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“No one is so brave  That he is not disturbed by something Unexpected.” ~ Julius Caesar    A phenomena that often boggles the minds of onlookers, lovers, experts and authorities, holds crucial insights into how mysterious and incomprehensible invisible energy exchange actually is. This phenomena is known as Trauma Bonding.     Imagine  parent “A,” an […]