An ode to my brother on his Birthday.

 My journey on this planet has brought me to the realization that the people that are the most responsible for your successes are those who are literally right in front of you; languishing, in relative obscurity.  Often because we don't do our due diligence in relaying our appreciation to them. In short, we don’t open …

Why is my son my Hero? A soliloquy

When my son thrust this pencil inches from my face and posed the question to me that was etched on it. I was unsure if it was done in the spirit of good natured sarcasm or in the spirit of sincere discovery. But, I found myself doing a deep dive into the annals of reflection …

Syria or is it a case of the military industrial complex?

 When mentioning the crisis in Syria, the term “war weary” admittedly doesn’t do many American’s feelings on the topic justice. In the grand scheme of things, you’d be hard pressed not to find a crisis brewing somewhere on the globe. Logic would dictate that the United Nations or United States and her allies for that …

Mother Nature vs. Connectivity to the World at Large – Round 1

This should be right at home here…

Shun P.'s interactions with Mother Nature

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Call it a contrived overblown figment of my imagination, but I can say definitively that my communes with nature have had a mentally detoxifying effect on my psyche. I shudder to think of the alternative, had I not discovered the rejuvenating properties of being enveloped in the arms of Mother Nature. Would I be ensconced in a straitjacket; uncontrollably drooling from the side of my mouth, while rhythmically rocking myself back and forth or might I be an incessantly angry individual over the slights that the world routinely doles out?

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Our uber-connected existence is a double edged sword, we are forced to engage, compelled to assimilate or otherwise we are left out in the cold. Seemingly, it is the price that we begrudgingly or unwillingly pay for merely existing in the 21st century.

Many of us; myself included, are at the point of no return. The idea of tossing…

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