Category Archives: Social


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.


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. 



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.


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. 

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.