Friday, February 9, 2024

From Roman Falls to Narcan Calls: A Society in Search of Salvation

From Roman Falls to Narcan Calls: A Society in Search of Salvation

"We confront the stark reality of marriages and families in crisis, a mirror to a society on the brink. It's like watching a boil—slow, simmering, inevitable in its eruption. This us-vs-them mentality didn't spring up overnight; it's been brewing, gaining deadly momentum, a testament to our collective malaise.

Our society is sick, riddled with toxic behaviors as if we're all too eager to swallow snake oil, sold to us by the hands of greed. It's a scenario eerily reminiscent of the Roman Empire's downfall, a self-inflicted collapse. The parallel is stark, the lesson clear: we must cleanse the wound, however painful, if we hope to heal.

There must be a better way. The weather in California—its floods tearing through homes, lives, and savings, igniting a cycle of anger, denial, depression, loss—mirrors our collective psyche. It's chaos, a maelstrom of human emotion and failure, wreaking havoc in its wake.

And then, Narcan. It's emblematic of our societal reflex to slap a quick fix on gaping wounds. Yet, the moment these makeshift solutions falter, we're quick to point fingers, drowning in a sea of blame. This isn't just irony; it's hypocrisy. We're in desperate need of a deeper reckoning, a genuine shift. How long will we pray for salvation before realizing the divine intervention needed is our own?"

Thank you for sharing this moment with me. Your support fuels my passion and purpose.   

With appreciation, 


 In the composing of this piece, I used AI to fine-tune this piece, making the message clear and to bring the truth into sharper focus. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Who are you, really?

Conversations over the years, I ask, who are you, really? A typical response is their title - bank president, manager, caretaker, etc. 

My next question posed, if that was removed, who are you, really? 

The responses vary... as we look outside of ourselves to identify with who we are, our inner self beckons attention, this becomes the driving force to our addictions. 

Without the titles, addictions and mass collections of thoughts and things we identify with... who are you, really? 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The winter's dormant season has passed; spring is here, yet a short spell of cold weather, here and there. Being eager to plant a garden... some will say nature is fickle as we're teased with sunshine and warmer weather. Yes, to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.