Category Archives: People


Escaping Culture – The Reckoning

Bread and Circuses

Let us be clear; the crime that Kaepernick committed wasn’t about the anthem, the flag, or patriotism.  Kaepernick’s dissent was about racial discrimination, police brutality, and impunity.


Everything Chefs conceive is a tale that explores the human condition.

Rhodesian Eulogy I

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.



The Church of Frederico

“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.”

The Value of Ritual

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.

A Father’s Lament

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.

Food for Thought

By and large, the wolf packs remained inside their territories, venturing out, only to test their boundaries and explore new opportunities.

Nowhere Man

On Friday, August 10th, 2018, at 7:32 p.m. a Horizon 76 seat Air Turbo Prop Q400 took off from Seattle-Tacoma airport. At the controls, Richard Russell, a 29-year-old Horizon Air ground crew member with no previous flight training experience.