Category Archives: Musings and rants

Passion vs Security

File under “Dilemmas of Consciousness”  😉 In the last little while, I’ve found myself speaking with a lot of people about the difference between adrenaline-based and nesting sexuality. The passion of the first is fueled by the perception of danger, … Continue reading

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WORDS and WOMEN

This first appeared in ‘The Heretic’ magazine, Vol.3, (which you can still buy in Kindle version from Amazon!), in 2012. I am pleased to realise that there is more awareness of these issues, 5 years on…. I hadn’t been prepared … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Tale

These past few days, those of us who subject ourselves to the un-natural recording of time stepped across the imaginary threshold of a cycle based upon inaccurate dates of events of questionable historical veracity. “Welcome to 2016!”  I’m not trying … Continue reading

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ART and (R)EVOLUTION

This was written in May, 2013, and appeared in The Heretic Magazine, Volume 4  (http://www.amazon.ca/The-Heretic-Magazine-Volume-4-ebook/dp/B00ELOHY9Q). Recent conversations and attending a performance of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties  have provoked this re-publication. ‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life’ … Continue reading

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DEEP RESISTANCE…TENDING PEACE (on Gian & Charlie)

” You claim an anticlerical tradition, but but feign ignorance of how it differs fundamentally from Islamophobia: the first was built during a hard, long and bitter fight against a Catholic clergy of formidable power, which had – and still … Continue reading

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Canadian, huh?

I don’t think I’ve thought of myself as a coward before. As a matter of fact, I think I scared the bejeezus out of my family more than once due to the…naive abandon?…with which I have comported myself throughout this … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of “Normal”

Not by any means a novel concept, but one that has been even more deeply etched into my heart these past few months, is the extent to which our definition of  ‘sane’ and ‘normal’ is an effective means of social … Continue reading

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