“Escaping Culture – The Reckoning” is a multicultural book of essays examining the duality of the American experience. It’s available on Amazon March 2020.
On the drive home, Gabe named the pup, Cassie. To this day, he doesn’t recall why. Maybe it was something in the nature of the puppy that subconsciously spoke to him. All I know is that the way he cradled that pup revealed a capacity for even greater gentleness and affection. He stroked and cuddled the pup, and whispered child confidences to her. They laid down a marker on that ride home. They were to become best buds. Devoted companions.
Influenced by surroundings, music, like water, seeks its level. Sometimes it rocks, sometimes it rolls, and sometimes it regresses and spews muck to shore. Or, sadly, in this case, Grunge to Seattle’s Alki beach.
“My church for all things earthly and otherworldly is a sanctum of a different kind. Bookstores are where I bow my head and bend a knee. Public libraries, Bricks-and-mortar chains, Independent and Online booksellers, it doesn’t matter, I revere them all.”
It’s essential beyond everything else, to retain an enduring appetite for awareness and acceptance if we expect to gain perspective and view the world with eyes wide open.
The entire fiat-backed financial system is insolvent. As a result, the monetary institutions have concocted a scheme to confiscate bank depositor money to offset impending bank failure losses legally.
The world is woke. And it’s rising. And it’s this verity, outside the control of men with guns and dominion-powered fiat capital that makes my son’s birthday, and every birthday thereafter worthy of hope and celebration.
It’s imperative that we keep historical perspective on how despotic governments, the global financial oligarchies, and banking institutions with corrupt and complicit leaders utilized their power to exploit their people and natural resources to extend their wealth, control, and political powers.
By and large, the wolf packs remained inside their territories, venturing out, only to test their boundaries and explore new opportunities.